METZ – Sonic City Festival – De Kreun, Kortrijk – Friday 10 November 2017
Yesterday was the first day of the 3-day indoor Sonic City Festival in Kortrijk, Belgium.
A rollicking nirvana for alternative music curated this year by legend Thurston Moore (featuring acts such as Moon Duo, Liars, Sun Kill Moon, Pharmakon, Steve Gunn, Wire,
The Soft Moon, Olimpia Splendid, Ut, The Ex and many more). Artists are limited in time when playing festivals, but for Canadian noiseniks METZ it worked perfectly on opening night. Forty transfixing minutes of non-stop riff-o-rama, smashing drums and crushing bass drones while frontman Alex Edkins screaming at the top of his lungs as a demonic bedlamite. LOUD and CLEAR. A hammering experience, without rhythm breaking pauses. The three-headed Toronto engine creates a deafening trance you just cannot withstand. Uppercut after uppercut delivered with an ear-splitting volume of cracking decibels while the band is surrounded by a smoke screen adding an extra obfuscatory component to the exorcistic happening. Eleven knockouts selected from their three longplayers. Here’s the powerhouse set reproduced on Spotify…
New album STRANGE PEACE – Stream here – Available via Sub Pop
(concert pics by Turn Up The Volume!)