Album Review: Stabbing – Extirpated Mortal Process

Album Review: Stabbing - Extirpated Mortal Process
Reviewed by Daniel Phipps

So if you read my review of Stabbings 2021 EP Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught my final sentence read “Whatever this band does as a follow up I know I’ll be waiting with bated breath for it.” Well that follow up is here and if the praise for Stabbing was high prior to the EP, it’s now even higher following a busy 2022 and the release of Extirpated Mortal Process looming.

Once it’s slammy opening track is out of the way the Texans get right down to business and begin showcasing their technical prowess. What really made Stabbing stand out was just the sheer ferocity of the bands song writing and it has definitely not mellowed out in the 12 months since they released Ravenous Psychotic Onslaught, but importantly Extirpated Mortal Process definitely shows growth and maturity without removing that violent sound. As each slab of all out brutality finishes it passes the baton to the next with none of its 12 offerings showing the listener any mercy.

Album Review: Stabbing - Extirpated Mortal Process

Now as much as the music contributes to this releases severity vocalist Bridget Lynch puts on another worldly performance of rotten guttural vocals, with her voice rips through each track with extreme intensity. Another thing which Stabbing have done is they have kept Extirpated Mortal Process sounding like a brutal death metal record. You see instances where bands building off hype look to deviate slightly and streamline their sound to be “safer” maybe to gain listeners and fans who may be more accustomed to listening to more accessible death metal acts. Not Stabbing they don’t tone down, they seem comfortable enough to know that when you deliver brutal death metal of this calibre you don’t need to try and go outside of what they do to appeal to anyone.

I’ll be honest the only negative point I can make on Extirpated Mortal Process would be the artwork which I’ll be honest I don’t like. What’s behind the artwork is a beautifully crafted slab of all out brutality in which Stabbing shows that you can mature your sound without compromising the raw brutality.

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