June 26, 2012 12:00 AM
" For every metal band that's out there doing something unique and innovative with the form (Wolves in the Throne Room, Liturgy), there's a dozen or so bands dedicated to carrying a torch for their favorite specific genre. Not that that's a bad thing, because in a field rife with imitators, only the very best will rise to the top. Or, more accurately (and metal-y), claw their way to the top, axes drenched with the blood of their foes! Municipal Waste and 3 Inches of Blood are two such bands, and tonight they're joining forces at Santos Party House (96 Lafayette Street, Manhattan).
The Waste (as they're affectionately known) hail from Richmond, Virginia, and specialize in a particularly amped-up version of thrash metal, the speed-obsessed genre of metal pioneered in the '80s by groups like Metallica, Anthrax, and Slayer. Characterized by denim vests, lots of beer, and extremely fast tempos, thrash isn't particularly concerned with anything beyond playing loud, hard, and fast, and usually drinking a lot while you're doing so "
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