ALBUM REVIEW: Metz – Atlas Vending | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 09.10.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

This record should come with a health warning – not advised for those with heart conditions. Those familiar with Metz will know to have a blood pressure monitor on hand or at least take a deep breath before pressing play. Fans can also be reassured that their fundamental core – propulsive drums, chest-thumping bass lines and bloody-fingered guitar riffs, are back. That such dense frenzied chaos can be created by three people is a wonder.

Atlas Vending, though, is more lyrically expansive; covering seemingly disparate themes such as paternity, crushing social anxiety, addiction, isolation, media-induced paranoia and the restless urge to leave everything behind. Tension, stress and angst. Delve into them, cleanse yourself of them and then go and take a long bath.

 

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