MUNICIPAL WASTE: Massive Aggressive: LP

The best metal band on earth. Hands down. I loved Waste ‘Em All. Hazardous Mutation blew my brain balls. The Art of Partying kicked the rad up yet another notch, and now Massive Aggressive takes things in a slightly different direction without sacrificing any of the Among The Living-esque riffery or RKL-esque skate punk catchiness. The “different direction” of which I speak is a step back in terms of the “party” motif in favor of a decidedly more “metal” aesthetic. Prior to hearing the record, this notion made me somewhat nervous, The Waste being my go-to drunken basement mosh band, but any worries were dashed upon first listen. While both lyrics and music are noticeably more “serious” sounding, not for a second does this stray from classic Waste territory. It’s simply a heavier, more (for lack of a more clever adjective) aggressive record, which I’m certainly not going to complain about. Fucking rips. Wowy.

 –Dave William (Earache)