Metz return with album number two and it's a direct gut punching affair. It's much heavier, darker, and sloppier but just as immense. Metz have built on the nihilistic foundations laid by their debut and have developed, in places, a bracing and impressive knack for a killer hook. But the overriding aesthetic is one of immediacy and turbo-fuelled levels of energy accompanied by buzz saw guitars, fuzzed up bass and steamroller drums. With II, Metz have done more than enough to cement themselves as the new kings of transgressive hard rock, and that's a crown which is going to be difficult for anyone to wrestle from them.