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Metz: Toronto trio is all out, all the time
A few weeks ago, the Toronto trio Metz was played a midafternoon gig at the South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, with such fury that the welt-inducing performance left me questioning the band members’ physical well-being and sanity. Alex Edkins was wrestling his guitar to the ground like it was a writhing alligator. Chris Slorach was pogoing while screwing his bass guitar into an amplifier. Drummer Hayden Menzies was pounding so hard it sounded like he was banging on industrial oil drums instead of a trap kit. They carried on like this for 10-plus minutes as they torched a song called “Wet Blanket.” How the heck do they play this passionately every night while on tour?
May 10, 2013