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Municipal Waste, ‘The Art of Partying’ (Earache)

With everyone and their Wolfmother shredding retro-metal riffs, it wasn’t long before a gang of headbangers revived ’80s crossover thrash. Municipal Waste do it so well that any track from their third album could squeeze comfortably between D.R.I. and Gang Green on a mix tape. Like their sozzled ancestors, they focus first on getting blitzed (“Beer Pressure,” “The Inebriator”), but the Waste pack a lot into these two-minute furies — deft riffs, killer drumming, and Tony Foresta’s motormouth vocals. If there’s any irony here, it’s been moshed into oblivion.

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