Metric, however, are a different animal. The Canadian quartet have always loved their synths. The majority of Metric's work uses guitar as a layer along with strong new wave synths. Guitarist James Shaw and bassist Joshua Winstead even double up as synth players. Their latest offering, Pagans in Vegas, however, shows the band go almost completely electro.
The album starts on fairly familiar ground with Lie Lie Lie with lead singer, Emily Haines spitting dark lyrics over huge electric drums. It's after this that Pagans starts to take some real risks.
Fortunes is dark electronica ditty with a lush, sweeping chorus. What truly makes it a Pagans In Vegas track is its very weird, discordant synth line. The disparity between the synth lead and the melodically rich chorus is interesting if not a little jarring.