Stabbing – Extirpated Mortal Process (Review)

Stabbing - Extirpated Mortal ProcessThis is the debut album from US death metallers Stabbing.

Here we have something particularly brutal. Stabbing play death metal with lashings of cruelty and bloody punishment. Across 33 minutes Extirpated Mortal Process lays waste with its gruesome brutality.

Thick, meaty chugs and ferocious riffs pulverise and break bones, while psychotic blast beats tenderise your flesh. Stabbing are about as subtle as a hammer smashed face, and Extirpated Mortal Process is designed to kill in lethally direct ways. As well as the brutal chugs you’d expect from an album of this nature, there are also a decent amount of killer riffs here too.

These songs are satisfying and enjoyable slabs of brutal death metal. They’re well-written and professionally crafted, and it’s obvious that this is a style that the band love. The waves of relentless vicious blunt force trauma that Stabbing unleash is almost relaxing; if you’re accustomed to the genre you can just sink into the album’s inhuman embrace as it washes over you in a sea of spikes and severed heads.

The band members are clearly very competent at their butchery, and the album is performed with a high level of skill. The production is crushing and powerful, augmenting the potent savagery of the songs well. The singer sounds daemonic and monstrous. Her voice is a dark abyss of barbaric terror, and she leads the music through valleys of violence as the songs slay all that stand in their way.

Highly recommended for fans of Devourment, Brodequin, Deeds of Flesh, Gorgasm, Disentomb, Broken Hope, and Defeated Sanity.

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