Hazardous Mutation is the first record by Municipal Waste that I've heard, and it has simply blown me away. If you're an extreme metal fan of a certain age you'll have a nostalgic admiration for all those great thrash bands who ruled the roost when the scene was at it's peak back in the late 80's/early 90's (before they all got blown away by the death metal explosion) - put simply if you like old school Nuclear Assualt, Forbidden, Vio-lence, S.O.D. and co - you will simply adore this record. As with a lot of those faster bands of the time, there is a fair amount of hardcore crossover with Municipal Waste, but all in all this is unashamedly pure thrash metal of the highest quality. Everything here seems designed to appeal to fans of the old school - the cover painting by Megadeth's artist E. Repka, shouty gang vocal choruses, welcome moments of humour, a song about Metzallica's Cliff Burton dying on the road, and the best Tom Araya-style Slayer scream on The Thrashin' of the Christ I've heard in a long while - it's all here, and this old thrash fan spent the entire album with a stupid grin all over his face. The best new pure thrash album I've heard since The Haunted's debut 7 long years ago, this is the record the reformed Nuclear Assualt SHOULD have made. If you like old school thrash metal, you need to buy this album.
Fantastic. Pure aggressive fast thrash metal. They capture the sound of 80's thrash/crossover perfectly and you can hear the punk influences while they still maintain their individual sound. Every song hits you hard and has you struggling not to tear up your house.
This album belongs in every metal and punk fans collection
To be honest with you i haven't heard much of Municipal Waste but what i have heard is sort of like a heavier Dragonforce if you will. I love Dragonforce but I think that they need to add heavier stuff to their music so this could be the answer.