High-voltage nuggets like Demoralizer and Last Crawl might seem like they’re hanging by a thread, but they’re actually custom-tooled to provoke maximum mosh carnage. High Speed Steel and Thermonuclear Protection inject a sense of sweeping high drama to the pedal-to-the-metal formula. The brilliantly-titled Grave Dive feels like a cheeky promise that instruments and beverage cans will need to be prised from Tony Foresta and the lads’ cold, dead hands.
Of course, there’s fuck all revolutionary on show here. Those looking for any kind of genre-reinventing revelation – or, indeed, even the slightest subtlety – need not apply. But for those of us after a band who still kill the old way, Municipal Waste remain the ultimate soundtrack for smashing cans and banging heads.
For fans of: Iron Reagan, Gama Bomb, Toxic Holocaust
Electrified Brain is out on July 1 via Nuclear Blast