ERASER (2019 reissue)
THREE ONE G
No tempo is sacred and no riff too maniacal on this release, which is about par for the course when dealing with Metz.
'Eraser' features vocals full of feedback and distortion, far away as if vocalist Alex Edkins is singing (or shouting, as the song calls for) at us through an old walkie-talkie. 'Pure Auto' hits the ground running even faster and harder than Side A. The guitar wails, interspersed with discordant moments and pushed by steady percussion. The music is tight and skillfully played, but the mood of the song emits the white-knuckle tension of being aboard a train that could derail at any moment.