Municipal Waste The Thing (hazarDouS mutation, 2005)
John carpenter’s 1982 sci-fi horror classic The Thing – a masterclass in slow-release tension and mounting fear in an antarctic base besieged by a ruthless alien shape-shifter – is 109 minutes long, yet these Virginian thrash revivalists dispatched the whole plot in 1:53 of breathless, breakneck crossover. “I don’t like the current state of horror,” pondered ryan Waste in 2012. “older movies had silence where you could use your imagination to think about what’s happening.” The Thing certainly embodied that creeping, atmospheric suspense, but it’s amusing to hear Municipal Waste complain something’s too fast and noisy.
CHOICE LYRIC: “Half the crew’s dead, more to go / Somehow it’s got to stop / And now MacReady’s getting pissed off / Now there’s nothing left to do / Discovering who’s human is what this final test will prove”