"Slime and Punishment" is the sixth full length studio album by American crossover thrash band Municipal Waste, released on June 23, 2017 on the Nuclear Blast label.
Clocking under half an hour and spreading over 14 songs, Slime and Punishment carries the punch of a bitter pill of cyanide swallowed with a shot of homemade Russian methanol. It’s an unrelenting and unrelentingly loud affair that moves at breakneck speeds from tasty riff to tastier riff, through crunchy breaks into grindcore driven passages.
As the album ends, you might notice a strange taste in your mouth. It’a taste of familiarity, of sounds chewed on and digested ages before, of a mood and atmosphere that belong to a different era. This anachronism becomes both the greatest asset and the greatest drawback to Municipal Waste‘s style. We like them because of what they are, but simultaneously we acknowledge that they can never be anything more than that. And that’s OK. And that’s all right. It’s what we expect. Here’s to hoping that they never reinvent themselves. --- Reviewed by angrymetalguy.com