Richmond, Virginia band Municipal Waste, though they’ve been around since 2001, are a glorious throwback to the mid-’80s thrash/hardcore crossover days that saw the likes of Anthrax, Stormtroopers of Death, Suicidal Tendencies, Nuclear Assault and more blurring the lines between punk and metal. These guys have that same skater-metal vibe, and on the song “Born to Party” they inform us that “Municipal Waste is gonna fuck you up.” Fair enough. They’re playing with English grindcore pioneers Napalm Death, a band that don’t need to tell you that they’re gonna fuck you up — it’s just part of the deal. Napalm is less about partying and more about making the world a better place through the destruction of Nazis, sexism, etc. It all adds up to a night of wonderful carnage.
Municipal Waste and Napalm Death play with Sick of it All, Take Offense and Evildead at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 at the Teragram Ballroom.
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