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Fourth release from the Toronto post-hardcore trio includes demos and unused tracks from their first three albums

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  1. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Tracks are full of short fuses, live wires and rusty edges, driven by dynamic rhythms that pummel and guitars that grate, inflected with fierce feedback and maddened vocals
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  2. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    What Automat shows off that most other rarity sanctuaries don’t is room for expansion
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  3. 7.0 |   Crack

    Automat, like so many releases of this nature, is probably a fans-only affair, but those already on board with METZ will find this every bit as indispensable as their LPs proper
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  4. 7.0 |   The Independent

    A decent body of work which would actually work well as an introduction to the band for those yet to encounter METZ’s noise to date
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  5. 7.0 |   Paste Magazine

    Sequenced here in chronological order, those seven-inches, along with the odds and ends that follow, document the progression of a band getting less imaginative over time
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  6. 7.0 |   Clash

    It’s a worthy project, one that demonstrates to the listener just how much METZ crushed from day one before reminding them that they haven’t stopped crushing it since
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  7. 6.0 |   music OMH

    It’s a car crash of styles, owing to the fact that it contains lots of METZ’s pre-label music, which has been out of print since it was released, and other songs released here for the first time in physical format
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