Evoking memories of the industrial titans of the past, 3TEETH assault the listener with suffocatingly dark waves of sound on Metawar. Blending Skinny Puppy’s snarled vocals with early Ministry’s harsh, thumping guitar lines, they wear their influences with pride, yet still manage to carve out their own unique brand of leather-clad industrial metal that’s a breath of fresh air in a genre that has been lying stagnant for some time.
The album’s downfall is, ultimately, its length – certain tracks are generic and almost slip into familiar pitfalls of the genre, but these missteps are more than made up for by unique pieces like ‘President X’, ‘Affluenza’ and ‘Surrender’. In an unexpected move, the finale is a chilling cover of Foster the People’s ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, finally doing justice to the original’s grim subject matter while injecting it with a primal energy Trent Reznor would be proud of. Metawar is more than worth battling through the filler for.