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Atlas Vending


Atlas Vending

Fourth release from the Toronto post-hardcore trio co-produced by Uniform's Ben Greenberg

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  1. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Ugly yet beautiful ‘Atlas Vending’ just illustrates how METZ are the masters of their craft
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  2. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    All things considered, this is a brilliant record from Metz, and perhaps the closest they’ve yet come to capturing their incredible live performance on record
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  3. 8.0 |   Upset

    The sound of a band fully confident in itself and delivering their biggest and best work yet
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    A record that feels both raw and refined
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  5. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    METZ continue to show that they are one of the most consistent artists out there in any genre. The expansiveness of the sonic palette on Atlas Vending just gives the band more room to paint outside the lines
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  6. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    A record which draws on 35 years of North American alt-rock excellence, while still stamping its creators’ own identity firmly across its grooves
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The band have lost none of their viciousness; their eagerness to explore a softer side just gives them more of a reason to linger in your head long after the song has ended — and it makes it harder to predict the next deafening blow
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The Toronto band maintain a formidable degree of power and velocity throughout their fourth album, yet songs like "The Mirror" and "Framed By The Comet's Tail" are well-served by their willingness to ease up on the gas pedal. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It might not be as good as pizza, but with Atlas Vending, Metz have released one heck of an album
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  10. 7.7 |   Beats Per Minute

    There’s no point on Atlas Vending that feels wasted, no meandering or time-sucks; it’s just pure adrenaline rock expertly produced and delivered piping hot
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  11. 7.1 |   Spectrum Culture

    The trio flexes a little, offering more complicated song structures and a palette that varies a little more
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Metz continue to steadily evolve on the blistering Atlas Vending
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  13. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A bleak but considered tirade against the world
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  14. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Toronto band’s pummeling sound still evokes white-knuckled, visceral disgust, but they struggle to take these songs somewhere more interesting than they started
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