E.P. Review: Stabbing - Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught
Reviewed by Daniel Phipps
Hot off the back of one of the most talked about demos of 2021, Stabbing quickly follow up with a new 4 track E.P. titled Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught. The 4 piece from the brutal death metal hot bed of Texas contains current & ex members of a host of high profile TXDM acts such as Disfigured, Desecrate The Faith & Scattered Remains, so you know already the pedigree that the band have within their ranks.
Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught comes right for the throat, Splatter Pit the E.P.’s opener is a vicious onslaught of razor like riffs, punishing drums and monstrous vocals which greet the listener from the second you push play. This theme of violent and bludgeoning death metal continues through the reaming 3 tracks with each one delivering a dose of brutally which just comes at you too rip your face off. It’s fair to say Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught is just the display of punishment that the lone star state is all too familiar with producing.
As with their demo the overall mix is absolutely top notch, you can hear everything clearly throughout, yet this does not tone down the E.P.’s aggression it adds to it. The drums of Rene Martinez sound punchy and full of life as the blast and pound through each track. Marvin Ruiz delivers riffs which are played with precision and the vocals of Bridget Lynch are just obscene. Let’s also not forget the bass of Meryl Fry which just fills out those riffs to deliver a audio battery. Each track of the 4 is a powerhouse from start to finish with no room to hide and catch your breath.
Believe the hype, Stabbing is not a case of a band getting high praise based on being from a death metal hot bed, they are the real deal and Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught solidified that and then some. Whatever this band do as a follow up I know I’ll be waiting with bated breath for it.