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Those of you clamouring for the fourth METZ LP will have to wait a little longer, but Automat should be more than enough to tide you over. This rarities compilation spans the band’s career to date. Taking in demos, B-sides, hard-to-find singles and releases previously only available on YouTube, Automat is a testament to the consistency of one of our hardest-working noise-rock bands.

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Limited Vinyl LP £21.49 SP1290X

Limited edition, indies only 'Loser Edition' clear vinyl LP on Sub Pop with bonus 7".

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Automat by METZ
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7/10 Daoud Staff review, 15 July 2019

I’ve been left forever changed by Metz. I once had an experience with them that left an imprint on me. I will likely carry it to my grave. You see, at a gig, in the mosh pit, someone pushed me into someone else. My right incisor collided with their skull. Luckily they were completely fine, and now my right incisor is about a millimetre further back than my left. Metz… thank you.

They may well have been playing one of the 12 songs on their rarities compilation ‘Automat’ when it happened, I’ve always had trouble telling their songs apart. Not necessarily a band thing, some bands are very good at what they do, and Metz are one of those bands. Riffs that sounds like engines roaring, drumming that is improbably hard and improbably fast, and bass lines that could probably restart a heart. All this is slathered in noise and yelped vocals. The trio operate like a machine designed to get people sweaty. And together it's all so thrilling. 

I don’t really mosh any more. That lost its appeal when I left my teens, but listening to songs like ‘Leave Me Out’ and ‘Automat’ and ‘Ripped on the Fence’ has got me itching to get stuck back in. There are a couple tracks that stand out for their differences. The title track has their guitarist playing with feedback, while ‘Eraser’ shows the band are actually capable of using dynamics. But for the most part this is Metz, being Metz. 


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