I went ahead and judged the book by its cover; I knew what this was going to sound like before I even put this disc in the player. The album artwork is all black and white, with a big white “METZ” written across the front in all-caps, boldface type. The cover just shows a kid with his head down on a pile of books and binders. I flipped to the back of the record to look at the song titles: Headache, Sad Pricks, Nausea, Wasted, Negative Space. Finally, the label…SubPop. Noisy, energetic, 3-piece rock and roll was what I was expecting, and noisy, energetic, 3-piece rock and roll was what I got.
Does it break any new ground?
Are the choruses catchy?
Is it exactly what you need sometimes when you don‘t wanna sing along and you just wanna hear something in-your-face?
If you had to listen to two tracks: Sad Pricks / Headache