200 Stab Wounds Returns With Manual Manic Procedures


June 28th, 2024 saw the releases of 200 Stab Wounds debut album for Metal Blade Records, a gore soaked monstrosity caked in the blood of the dead, full of brutal riffs, guttural vocals, and solid grooves.

Artist: 200 Stab Wounds

Release Name: Manual Manic Procedures

Label: Metal Blade Records

Release Date: June 28th, 2024

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Written By: Tom Hanno/Tom’s Reviews

I recently saw 200 Stab Wounds in Syracuse, New York on the Dying Fetus tour, and while they didn’t say much between songs, their music said anything and everything that needed to be spoken. The band kept the intensity high, charging through a short yet brutal set, with me, and everyone else,  loving every second of the chaos that ensued.

This show was only a day or two after the first single for Manual Manic Procedures came out, an excellent track called “Hands Of Eternity”, and the place went nuts when they played it that night.

What I enjoy most is that “Hands Of Eternity” begins with an ominous guitar part, even cooler is the fact that it uses no distortion in order to pull off that darkly tinted vibe. Once the distortion is added things begin to elevate, rising in intensity until the main riff kicks in for the first time, and then all bets are off as 200 Stab Wounds pummels you with glorious Death Metal ferocity.

“Release The Stench” kicks off with an excellent lead break, which is made complete with some Slayer vibes here and there.  The destruction that follows is exactly why I love Death Metal, it’s fast, nasty, and full of the intensity that inspires the formation of circling mosh pits. With a runtime of only 2 minutes and 30 seconds, this is the most devastation that you can get in under 3 minutes.

“Flesh From Within” is yet another blistering tune, especially after the intermission that “Led To The Chamber/Liquified” gave listeners. 200 Stab Wounds charges back in full force with a massive amount of energy, letting listeners know that the break is over, and it’s time for Death Metal Dominance once again.

“Parricide” closes the album out with groove laden riffs, and a ton of power! This is one of the top 3 tracks on the album for me, as it incorporates more of a Thrash Metal influence musically, and blending Thrash infused riffing with Death Metal is one of my favorite tricks. It also shows off one of 200 Stab Wounds biggest strengths, their innate sense of groove, as sitting still is an impossible feat while listening to any of their songs, but this one in particular.

Other Standouts: “Ride The Flatline”, “Manual Manic Procedures”  “Gross Abuse”

In Closing:

200 Stab Wounds is one of, if not the best of the newer Death Metal bands in existence right now. Slave To The Scalpel, their previous record, was a stellar outing, but Manual Manic Procedures shows the band becoming bigger and better than ever, and I urge you all to go give this band your time … it’s well worth it! Enjoy!!

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