Joining forces to spread as much death, destruction and malice as possible are two of Ohio’s finest death metal acts, From the Hellmouth and Mutilatred. These two skull crushing bands have come together to present an eight track EP that is certain to take your life and leave you rotting bloodied and beaten in a shallow ditch. There is not a track on this split that will save you from the blood letting what so ever as each of the eight tracks on this release are as brain boiling and blood thirsty as you could possibly imagine.
The first three tracks on this split belong to From the Hellmouth, and each of their tracks are just as devastating as the last. From the Hellmouth comes blasting out of your speakers first with Cast Into The Sea, a neck snapping and flesh peeling track that gets your head nodding from the drop of the first note. The brutality doesn’t stop there however as From the Hellmouth roll on supplying you with two more tracks that are just as heavy and soul ripping. With an unrelenting sound that is brought to you by bone shattering drumming, skin melting riffs and blood curdling vocals, From the Hellmouth seems to aim to dig you an early grave. The fusion of straight up death metal with some elements of brutal death and slam work so well together ultimately presenting you an unrelenting barrage of vile and disgusting death for you to revel in. The three tracks that From the Hellmouth has on this split are monstrous and a complete force to be reckoned with. Prepare to have your skull severed in two.
The final five tracks of this split EP belong to Mutilatred of course, and these morgue suppliers provide you with even more disgust, filth and blood for you to soak up. There is almost no time at all to prepare yourself for Mutilatred’s onslaught as their first track of the split EP shoots straight out of your speakers aiming for nothing but your throat. These death dealers hack and slash their way through the five remaining tracks with the intent to cull the weak and obliterate anyone who dares oppose them. As hammering drums and grave digging riffs reign down upon you, you can feel your brain being turned into cerebral soup with each passing minute. Mutilatred-much like From the Hellmouth-has a massive and vile sound. The overall sound is raw and unfiltered and each track seems to be dripping with blood and the innards of their last and latest victims. Not only are you the listener, but you will be and are the next cadaver.
These two bands are insane, in a good way of course. Both From the Hellmouth and Mutilatred are disgustingly heavy and both bring something new and fresh to the altar of sacrifice. With this split, both bands fork out brand new tracks-of course-and each of the eight tracks-including the eight and a half minute ominous closer-are potent and memorable. There isn’t a song on this release that is lacking anything as each of them are executed very well only to provide something that is purely unholy and utterly devastating and destructive. After just one listen you will feel as though you have been chopped up and left for dead. These blood drenched and victim seeking tracks are something to behold, and there is no possible way that you can go wrong with this release if you are a death metal fan of any kind.
You can pre-order this release right on Bandcamp.
This split will be released August 4, 2017 through Redefining Darkness Records.