Now, if you’ve been frequenting JOVM over the past couple of years, you may be familiar with Toronto-based trio Metz. With the release of their 2012 self-titled debut through Sub Pop Records, the trio received both national and international attention for a sound that’s reminiscent of Bleach and In Utereo-era Nirvana, A Place to Bury Strangers and Japandroids, as sludgy, face-melting power chords, tuned-down, rumbling bass chords and thundering drumming are paired with howled vocals that sound as though someone’s vocal chords were about to fray.
The Canadian trio’s sophomore effort, II was released earlier this year, and the album continues the band’s reputation for face-melting power chords and mosh pit worthy music — but interestingly enough the material on the album somehow manages to sound more forceful, more furious, more frenzied than ever before. Album single “Spit You Out,” scowls, stomps and melts faces with a furious abandon — all while reminding me of Nirvana’s “Dive” and “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter.”
Featuring live, black and white concert footage and live concert photography of the band destroying a stage, the video which was co-directed by the band and Scott Cudmore was put together and released during a break in the band’s extensive touring schedule, which will re-commence with an Asian leg in early 2016.