Municipal Waste
Waste 'Em All


4.5
superb

Review

by Six Foot Revolver USER (7 Reviews)
July 24th, 2006 | 53 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Municipal Waste are one of the key bands at the moment of a dying breed. The breed I speak of is the genre crossover which I hope/believe (a little bit) that Municipal Waste may be the saviours of. For those who do not know, Crossover is a term used for what you find in between hardcore punk and thrash metal (it being called crossover because it is neither punk nor metal but directly in between). What does this spawn? Exactly what you would expect, thrashing songs which are over before you can register anything actually happened and basically a fun record to listen to. The main band to start it off, who Municipal Waste have a habit of borrowing from, are Crumbsuckers. If you are a fan of Crumbsuckers then you are more than likely going to like this. This is Municipal Waste's first record if you do not include their earlier EPs. It was also released before they received this sudden burst of popularity they seem to be getting lately.

From the blasting drum beats at the beginning of The Executioner you know this album has a certain energy around it. The album is not too technical and is missing a lot of solos which is perculiar for the genre which it makes up for with some great riffs. The drums and bass are solid but do not expect anything spectacular or eye catching for that matter anywhere in the album. The vocals... ugh. I'm not much of a fan but hey his vocals definately fit in wih the music perfectly. As do the lyrical themes which aren't the most... thought provoking as shown in Drunk as Shit. They seem to focus on the comical and the silly rather than anything serious. The average song time is about a minute (and I'm not even over exagerating) so if you get this don't be expecting 30 minute prog rock epics or anything.Unfortunately, this means the length of the album is short which is quite tedious. But what you will find is highly energetic and highly entertaining music.

The record starts off with a somewhat perfect intro for this kind of album in the form of The Executioner, starting off heavy and building up speed and from that point never really seems to slow down until the end of The Mountain Wizard. The record has an overall feeling of being an album rather than a collection of songs which I really like about it. Basically, this is a fun album to listen to when you need to listen to something less serious.

Pros
Fun and energetic songs
Great riffs
Saviours of the crossover genre?

Cons
Short songs/album

Recommended Tracks
Drunk as shit
Substitute Creature
Death Prank
Thrash? Don't Mind If I Do



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Poofy 666
July 24th 2006


27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Awsome band. Awsome CD.

Scuba_Steve
July 25th 2006


46 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Municipal Waste are one of my favorite thrash bands period. Crossover or not.

Nice review aswell.

_Tyler
July 25th 2006


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I applaud you for being a Crumbsuckers fan. As to the album, it doesn't touch Hazardous Mutation, but it's still a great thrash record.

Apocalyptic Raids
July 26th 2006


810 Comments


Great album and a great band.

Feel The Darkness
July 26th 2006


4 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Honestly, I'd say this is their best work. Hazardous Mutation was very well written, and the music is a notch higher in quality, but the energy in this album just can't be beat. I bought this album just when it came out, and I have been jamming it almost everyday since then. They're definately the reigning kings of crossover.

Also, good job on being a Crumbsuckers fan.

Dethtrasher
July 26th 2006


2211 Comments


Never heard of this band. But the review was good, is it true that hardcore has the same ''style'' as grindcore except that grind is far more extreme?

Six Foot Revolver
July 27th 2006


73 Comments


Never heard of this band. But the review was good, is it true that hardcore has the same ''style'' as grindcore except that grind is far more extreme?

I'd say it's more:

Metal + Hardcore x Extremeness + a lil bit of Jazz = Grindcore

Arucard
July 28th 2006


575 Comments


Yeh + Suckage because Grindcore is gay.

Good album and good review jakey boy.

Thrash? Dont mind if i do!

_Tyler
August 1st 2006


23 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Never heard of this band. But the review was good, is it true that hardcore has the same ''style'' as grindcore except that grind is far more extreme?

That's kind of funny that you listen to so much thrash and yet don't understand the concept of hardcore. No offence or anything. Listen to the Bad Brains if you just want to know what hardcore sounds like.

NewKindofArmy03
August 5th 2006


26 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Love this album.

And I agree with J. Even though I love Hazardous Mutation, I like this album more. It used to be back and forth, but I find myself listening to this more.This Message Edited On 08.05.06

IgniteYourAvail
August 12th 2006


41 Comments


This has always been one of my favorite albums. So much energy. Their split with Crucial Unit was good, too.

ratsinthewall
October 4th 2006


10 Comments


hellz yeah to mentioning crucial unit. that record rules.

Slaapkamers
May 8th 2007


596 Comments


jump jump jump

CoRpSeSlAyEr
September 7th 2007


855 Comments


This is not as good as Hazardous Mutation or The Art of Partying, but it is still pretty descent.

KTV
February 8th 2009


760 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Worst MW album by far

Spec
September 25th 2012


27189 Comments


Thrashin' Is My Business and Business Is Good

Spec
September 25th 2012


27189 Comments


shut up bitch

KILL
September 25th 2012


71955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

listen to heathen poser

Digging: Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

Spec
September 25th 2012


27189 Comments


The Thrashin Of The Christ

KILL
September 25th 2012


71955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

listen to heathen KID



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