MUNICIPAL WASTE

Crossover Thrash • United States
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Municipal Waste is a crossover thrash band from Richmond, Virginia formed in 2001. They are known for their loud, drunken, party atmosphere and rowdy show attendees, and also for their humorous thrash oriented parody song titles. Occasionally, they have been known to play unscheduled shows late at night. Municipal Waste are a crucial element of Richmond culture, and have four albums under their bullet belts, including 2009's Massive Aggressive. Playing at This Is For You Fest '05 in Daytona Beach and at Super Sabado Gigante Fest 2 in January 2006 CA, they continued to gain national acclaim in the metal scene. They have toured Australia and Europe.

They had a successful 2006 US tour in support of Gwar. Staying on the road for a while, they then toured the US with Destruction in early 2007.

In 2008 they played at Download on the Tuborg stage on the Sunday in a
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MUNICIPAL WASTE Discography

MUNICIPAL WASTE albums / top albums

MUNICIPAL WASTE Waste 'em All album cover 3.88 | 4 ratings
Waste 'em All
Crossover Thrash 2003
MUNICIPAL WASTE Hazardous Mutation album cover 3.55 | 6 ratings
Hazardous Mutation
Crossover Thrash 2005
MUNICIPAL WASTE The Art of Partying album cover 3.54 | 5 ratings
The Art of Partying
Crossover Thrash 2007
MUNICIPAL WASTE Massive Aggressive album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Massive Aggressive
Crossover Thrash 2009
MUNICIPAL WASTE The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space) album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space)
Crossover Thrash 2012
MUNICIPAL WASTE Slime and Punishment album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Slime and Punishment
Crossover Thrash 2017

MUNICIPAL WASTE EPs & splits

MUNICIPAL WASTE Municipal Waste album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Municipal Waste
Crossover Thrash 2001
MUNICIPAL WASTE Tango & Thrash / Monster Ball People Of Earth album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Tango & Thrash / Monster Ball People Of Earth
Crossover Thrash 2002
MUNICIPAL WASTE Crucial Unit / Municipal Waste album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Crucial Unit / Municipal Waste
Crossover Thrash 2002
MUNICIPAL WASTE Louder Than Hell album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Louder Than Hell
Crossover Thrash 2005
MUNICIPAL WASTE The Art of Partying album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Art of Partying
Crossover Thrash 2007
MUNICIPAL WASTE Scion Presents: Municipal Waste album cover 2.83 | 2 ratings
Scion Presents: Municipal Waste
Crossover Thrash 2012
MUNICIPAL WASTE Garbage Pack album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Garbage Pack
Crossover Thrash 2012
MUNICIPAL WASTE Toxic Waste album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Toxic Waste
Crossover Thrash 2012
MUNICIPAL WASTE Gathered At The Altar Of Blast album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gathered At The Altar Of Blast
Crossover Thrash 2018
MUNICIPAL WASTE Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mr. Pickles Thrashtacular
Crossover Thrash 2019
MUNICIPAL WASTE The Last Rager album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Last Rager
Crossover Thrash 2019

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Religion Proof
Crossover Thrash 2012

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Live At Alley Katz
Crossover Thrash 2006

MUNICIPAL WASTE Reviews

MUNICIPAL WASTE The Last Rager

EP · 2019 · Crossover Thrash
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Kev Rowland
It’s been a couple of years since the ‘Slime and Punishment’ album, and after a few split releases the Virginia metalheads are back with four new songs. They just manage to break the ten-minute barrier, but this is more than enough to show that while they have been away, they haven’t mellowed out at all, and are still as violent, thrash and punk as they have ever been. This isn’t a band that one can ever imagine producing a delicate ballad, and instead know what their fans want and are going to deliver just that time and again. It is hard to believe their debut EP came out as long ago as 2001, but Municipal Waste are going to keep pumping out material like this as if they were new kids on the block. It may not be pretty, it may not be gentle, but it sure is a lot of fun.

MUNICIPAL WASTE Slime and Punishment

Album · 2017 · Crossover Thrash
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Kev Rowland


I’m not sure just how long I’ve been a fan of these guys, but it’s been a while. In some ways, they remind me of Tankard, in that people only see the humour and fun they have, and forget that behind it all there is a damn good band who know exactly what they are about and what they want to achieve. It has been quite a while since their last album, but they’ve still been on the road and have also added an additional guitarist to their ranks to provide them with an even harder and punchy sound. They are still playing thrash/speed metal with a large nod to hardcore, and I have no problem with that at all. To me they always sound as if they have straight out of NYC, even though they’re from Richmond, Virginia, as they have the same sort of feel as many of the bands from that city.

The recording process was different this time around, in that bassist Phil Hall engineered it so the band could record the album themselves before sending it off to Bill Metoyer (known for his work with Slayer, W.A.S.P., Lizzy Borden and Dark Angel) to be mixed. They certainly sound tight, and the result is an album that may not be driving any new boundaries, or even be fashionable any more, but when it comes to recreating the scene of the late Eighties the n few do it much better than this. Turn it up.

MUNICIPAL WASTE Hazardous Mutation

Album · 2005 · Crossover Thrash
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UMUR
"Hazardous Mutation" is the 2nd full-length studio album by US crossover thrash metal act Municipal Waste. The album was released through Earache Records in August 2005. While "Waste 'em All (2003)" did make a few minor waves, "Hazardous Mutation" is the band´s breakthrough album. Of course not in a mainstream breakthrough sense, but they were after the release of "Hazardous Mutation" widely regarded as one of the most prolific acts on the US crossover thrash metal scene.

And it´s obvious why that is, when listening to the album. These guys write catchy and nicely aggressive crossover thrash metal tunes and deliver them with great skill and conviction. The tracks are predominantly delivered in a frantic pace, but the band occassionally and successfully take the pace down to a mid-paced groove like they do on "Guilty of Being Tight", which provides the album with some variation. Because variation isn´t the first word that springs to mind when listening to "Hazardous Mutation", which is an album where it takes several listens before you are able to tell the tracks apart and remember them all (in other words it´s a pretty one-dimensional/formulaic listen). Compared to "Waste 'em All (2003)", the scale on "Hazardous Mutation" has tipped a bit more towards thrash metal than the more hardcore sounding debut. The lyrics again deal with B-horror movie themes and partying.

The album is well produced, featuring a raw and powerful sound, designed to make your head bang while you guzzle down another lager. And that´s about it...the 15 track, 26:10 minutes long "Hazardous Mutation" is an album composed by a band who just wanna have fun, drink beer, and play their asses off to an enthusiastic audience. For that purpose "Hazardous Mutation" is more or less a perfect album. As mentioned a bit more variation could have made the album even better, but that´s a minor issue. A 3.5 star (70%) rating is deserved.

MUNICIPAL WASTE Waste 'em All

Album · 2003 · Crossover Thrash
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"Waste 'em All" is the debut full-length studio album by US crossover thrash metal act Municipal Waste. The album was released through Six Weeks Records in 2003. Municipal Waste were formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2001, and are one of the most prolific acts in the revival of crossover thrash metal in first 10 years of the new millenium. "Waste 'em All" put them on the map, but it wasn´t really until they released their second full-length studio album "Hazardous Mutation (2005)" through Earache Records that things seriously started rolling.

I´m pretty sure that´s a matter of better label support and distribution, because there´s nothing wrong with the quality of the material on "Waste 'em All". This is killer crossover thrash metal delivered with great energy and aggression. Think a combination of early Nuclear Assault and S.O.D. and you´re halfway there. This is very much a "to the point" release with it´s 16 tracks and 17:37 minutes playing time, but there is not a wasted second on this release. No filler material, only fast-paced high energy crossover thrash metal from start to finnish.

These guys are just out to have fun and don´t take themselves too seriously, which song titles like "Drunk as Shit", "I Want to Kill the President" and "Thrash?! Don't Mind If I Do" show pretty well. Most tracks are around 1 minutes long, but the band still manage to put in tempo changes and other little details to make the tracks more varied than initial listens might suggest. Sure this is not complex music, but it´s incredibly well played and the vocalist is raw and aggressive and has a bad ass attitude to his delivery. All in all it´s a really intense album and the beer/zombie type lyrics are also entertaining and suit the music well.

Municipal Waste are not a very original sounding band, but that´s not really the point here. They just play what they enjoy playing and at the same time honour their influences. Now if they had sounded like a second tier clone of one particular crossover thrash metal act from the 80s, the story might have been different, but as it is on "Waste 'em All", Municipal Waste manage to mix all the best ingredients from the genre into something that´s greatly enjoyable to listen to. A 4 star (80%) rating is deserved.

MUNICIPAL WASTE The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space)

Album · 2012 · Crossover Thrash
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"The Fatal Feast" is the 5th full-length studio album by US crossover/thrash metal act Municipal Waste. The album was released through Nuclear Blast Records in April 2012. Crossover thrash metal along with the more traditional thrash metal style have experienced quite the revival in the last 10 years, and Municipal Waste have been one of the most successful acts playing the former style. Listening to "The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space)" it´s quite obvious why.

The music on the album is crossover thrash metal with an emphasis on aggression, catchyness and relentless energy. The vocals by Tony Foresta are sneering and aggressive, the riffs are sharp, thrashy and at times fast and punk edged and the drumming energetic and powerful. Municipal Waste master all the basic tools to write and play crossover thrash metal. You´ve probably heard it all before, but seldom this sharp and professional. Don´t be fooled by the often goofy "cartoonish" lyrics (check out songtitles like "Covered in Sick/The Barfer" and "The Monster With 21 Faces") and cover artwork, these guys can play and they can play really well. There isn´t much variation to be found on the album and the same can be said between the band´s albums, but whenever I put on "The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space)" I can´t help to smile and my head slowly begins to bang until I can´t stop moving and bang my head like a maniac. It´s such a charming album and it has that effect on me. Let´s just say I´ll live with the fact that it´s not the most varied album and that it sounds maybe a bit too much like the rest of their albums.

The album features a powerful clear sound production that suits the music perfectly.

"The Fatal Feast (Waste in Space)" while neither the most original sounding nor varied crossover thrash metal release out there, is a high quality release in the genre and it´s highly recommendable to people who like fast, aggressive and not too serious crossover thrash. A 3.5 - 4 star (75%) rating is deserved.

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