Impaler from the Cleveland, Ohio (USA) based band, From The Hellmouth, must have seen that meme as well. He immediately started gathering musicians, including Alan Cassidy (Black Dahlia Murder) on drums. When the band was complete, they started working on some 'real' death metal to counter-attack the 'core' bandwagoners The first e.p. is already promising to be a forceful weapon for their camp and I surely hope many more will follow. This is brutal, punishing music which will probably make a lot of victims.
The e.p. opens with 'God Told Me', which drives on drums like machine gun blasts, guitars resembling the constant roar of unholy war and deep, guttural vocals, spewing out malice and terror. The assault rages on in 'To Infest The Mind', clearly reminding us why this music was written in the first place. This is crushing old school death metal, or did you think I mentioned Morbid Angel, Hypocrisy and Deicide by incident? Although, the keyboards in this song also remind me a bit of bands like Dimmu Borgir.
Yet, no black metal here, think Obituary, think Cannibal Corpse, think Asphyx, think Bloodbath. From The Hellmouth takes the genre right back to its brutal and punishing core and deliver us some serious mauls on the way. 'Eat The Blade' for example. This epic song can be seen as a tribute to the old school, incorporating both blasting and melodic passages but still roaming within the original boundaries of the genre. 'Carved From The Flesh Of God' is a classic headbanger, a bit slower than the other songs but perfect for performing metalheads' favorite dance.
So yes, you can't go more death metal than with this hammering piece of music. In the death metal vs deathcore war, the traditional army has just started a tremendous battle and it surely looks like they're coming out as victors. The message is clear, as it says in the final track on this e.p.: 'We Rise'...