Album Review

Municipal Waste - Fatal FeastMunicipal Waste – Fatal Feast

Municipal Waste have always been youthful lads living in the past, back in a time when thrash metal hit its peak. They’ve always been vulgar, quick and have been inciting riots since they formed back and played their first show, a New Years Eve keg party in 2000 seeing 2001 in with an aggressive start. It doesn’t seem like they’ve been in business in 11 years as they only really peaked back in 2008 with “The Art Of Partying”, I’d say if anything the quality of their album cover’s and of the material’s production value has regressed since then, but in this instance it’s quite the appropriate thing as it makes the material sounds like it fits back in the 80’s where it would have thrived.

The total album duration is a mere 40 minutes in duration as opposed to the usual hour and half stints that an album would get which when you look at it is kind of a downer as you could pay the same price for a film that would last you longer, never the less that’s what they’ve done. But for the people who are familiar with Municipal Waste this is more of the same; party themed, booze ridden, high octane rollercoaster that due to the short duration never get’s stale. “Covered In Sick/The Barfer” is another song about alcohol but there it is from the start with thick tones, variation in pace throughout, sing-a-long moments with the chorus like “Covered in sick!” repeating over and over.

They aren’t a band that is to be taken seriously in all honesty, they live more for touring aspect of the industry rather than releasing hard hitting music as they prefer to party and from what they’ve unleashed on our country every time they’ve graced our shores so far nobody does a better job of that, the albums are more of a soundtrack to chaos. With bands like Testament, Overkill, Anthrax and various other thrash legends still bringing the hard hitting stuff to us like a punch to the face nobody will be claiming this to be their album of the year but for a good half hour you can cheer the fuck up and have a laugh, you can’t put a price on that.


Review by James Webb

 Band Members

Tony Foresta
Ryan Waste
Land Phil
Dave Witte
 Track Listing
1. Waste In Space (Main Title)
2. Repossession
3. New Dead Masters
4. Unholy Abductor
5. Idiot Check
6. Covered In Sick/The Barfer
7. You’re Cut Off
8. Authority Complex
9. Standards and Practises
10. Crushing Chest Wound
11. The Monster With 21 Faces
12. Jesus Freaks
13. The Fatal Feast
14. 12 Step Program
15. Eviction Party
16. Death Tax
17. Residential Disaster
 Band Related Links
Municipal Waste Facebook
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?