Genre revivals are an interesting thing because even in niche culture people want to put the latest trend through their meat grinder and see how it comes out. Death metal has been the metal mainstay for quite a few years now, and the question is how much longer will it remain supreme? There is not much left to do with the genre beyond simply doing it well. After all, the last new strain of doom metal we saw was from bands that took it to its absolute, painful shrieking limits. However, death metal seems content to simply stay and slay. And that is exactly what newcomers 200 Stab Wounds are here to do.
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Hang out on Metal Twitter for even a little while and you will come across someone championing Cleveland, OH's 200 Stab Wounds. Comprised of ex-members of bands like Homewrecker and current members of Subtype Zero and Assault, the four-piece formed in 2019 and has released a single EP on the mighty Maggot Stomp titled Festering Piles of Decomposition. It's an excellent short slice of death metal with three equally catchy songs that served as a sampler shot. Over the pandemic, there has been clamoring for more and the band is finally ready to deliver on gore drenched Slave To The Scalpel.