REVERB Review – METZ, Live at Larimer Lounge, 11-12-12

REVERB Review – METZ, Live at Larimer Lounge, 11-12-12

November 13, 2012 Off By Billy Thieme
METZ is invading - but they're Canucks, so it's cool. (Photo: Colin Medley)

METZ is invading – but they’re Canucks, so it’s cool. (Photo: Colin Medley)

If you’re unfamiliar with METZ, you’re behind on the buzz. Their loud, crunchy, loud, fun, loud, shit-hot, loud and aggressive (did we mention LOUD??!!) style is exploding into venues and destroying hipsters in its wake. It was on display last night at the Larimer Lounge, and we were there with Take a few minutes to catch the review, and then come back to listen to the Canuck’s brand of explosion below.

Here’s an excerpt of the review:

Aside from some pleasingly shattered eardrums, the biggest danger during the sonic rant was the lack of sufficient people to catch stage divers, or enough critical mass to keep the mosh pit from disintegrating. But each of the flailing fans was committed, smitten, and leveled by the cacophony.

Metz, fronted by the screaming yet humble Alex Edkins and anchored by bassist Chris Slorach and drummer Hayden Menzies, is compared to noisy, aggressive bands like The Jesus Lizard or Pissed Jeans, but there was more “Confusion Is Sex”-era Sonic Youth with a heavy dose of Loop emanating from these Canucks last night.

Catch the entire interview, along with many more, at

And now take a few minutes to enjoy METZ – “Wet Blanket.”

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Watch for these guys to lead the Canucks into our borders. But don’t worry – they’re already hipsters. No need to reform immigration or anything.


  • Billy Thieme

    Aging punk rocker with a deep of all things musical and artistic, enough to remain constantly young and perpetually mystified. Billy has journalistic dreams, but of a decidedly pastoral, Scottish nature.