Yes, yes, I'm aware that this review is way overdue, and I
apologise! There's no excuse other than kids, work and all the other trivial
stuff a working dad spends his time on.
Over the past few years, Richmond's Municipal Waste have turned into one of the
big standard bearers of retro-thrash, or retro-crossover to be more specific.
D.R.I, Suicidal Tendencies and Nuclear Assault are still the main references for
the four-piece, and 'The Fatal Beast' is indeed a perfected specimen of
Composition-wise, nothing new is on the agenda, but the execution is flawless
(and it that sense sort of conflicts with the original ethos of the genre, but
let's leave that for now) and plays on all the right keys. It's like listening
to a beefed up version of what I was all about around 1989.
Aggression and up-beat energy dominate this beast of an album, along with a
silly space/zombie/beer universe which would make Municipal Waste's German
thrash colleagues Tankard proud.
One for a party night, go enjoy!