I was cautiously excited for Municipal Waste’s fifth full length The Fatal Feast released about a week ago. I love Municipal Waste, but I was a little underwhelmed by their last album Massive Aggressive. Sure, Massive Aggressive wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination, but to me it just seemed slower and unmemorable (although in it’s defense, the songs transcribed MUCH better live). After a few listens to The Fatal Feast, I’m happy to say Municipal Waste is back to fucking shit up.
The Fatal Feast takes all the aggression of their earlier releases and mixes with it the more focused aggression of Massive Aggressive. The results are a more concise, mature sound. I use the term mature incredibly lightly by the way, these are still the puking party people we’ve come to know and love.
Songs such as Unholy Abductor are incredibly reminiscent of the speed freak sounds of Waste Em All. Shit, Municipal Waste even tap into their punk roots a bit with Idiot Check, with the chorus featuring a guitar riff that is guaranteed to set off any punk fan into a circle pitted frenzy.
If you were turned off by Massive Aggressive, definitely check out The Fatal Feast, the crossover kings have returned to reclaim their crown.
Municipal Waste Is Gonna Fuck You Up:
Municipal Waste – Scion EP
Crucial Unit – These Colors Get The Runs
Municipal Waste – Waste Em All
Municipal Waste – Massive Aggressive
Municipal Waste – Tango And Thrash EP
Municipal Waste – Hazardous Mutations