(Unlike my mood, fucking Weebly...)
Anyway, nevermind that, I'll just write the review again, copying the text on a regular basis so this stuff can never happen again. On the other hand, something else will probably happen in this stinking, fucked up and dystopian society we are forced to live in. And with that sentence, we're right back into reviewing this brutal piece of work. This album is one massive indictment towards our current society, raging on with sheer aggression.
Kicking off with two fierce and fast piece of hardcore, Slovakian act Wastage immediately makes an impact. Their main influences are thrash metal bands like Sepultura or Slayer and hardcore acts including Biohazard and Sick Of It All. The latter are certainly present in the opening tracks 'Away From The Darkness' and 'Slave To The System'. I can easily see the moshpits forming when Wastage blasts off on stage.
From then on, the tone is set and Wastage opens all registers to make this a brutal album. However, there is still plenty of room for some melody, some awesome thrash metal riffs and a bit of experiment. 'Ham-Let' and 'You Can't Stop' even bring bands like Soilwork or Machine Head to mind. Even Meshuggah appears in my list of references. That being said, yes this album is quite diverse, even if you keep in mind that this is one brutal motherfucker.
Honestly, I'm not really a fan of hardcore music, but this album is way more than that and that is why I am recommending it. Thrashers and hardcore fans can blindly trust Wastage to come up with something good, something that even old school death metal fans can appreciate. So check it out but whatever you do, be careful. This will spike your adrenaline and there might be some innocent victims in the aftermath.
I need a smoke...fucking Weebly...