Metz’s 2012 self-titled debut was released to critical praise across the blogosphere and put the Toronto-based band on the international map for a brand of post-punk that would remind some listeners of Nirvana’s Bleach and In Utereo, A Place to Bury Strangers and Japandroids; in other words, true ass-kicking, mashing music, comprised of sludgy, face-melting power chords, thick tuned down bass, thunderous drumming and howled vocals, without subtlety. 

Sub Pop Records will be releasing the Metz’s long awaited sophomore effort II in May, and the album’s first single “Acetate” continues the band’s reputation for face-melting power chords and mosh pit worthy music – and the one major difference is that the material sounds even more furious and frenzied than ever before.