Music as a career choice just always made the most sense to the members of Mouth of the South. Using heavy tones, mind-bending melodies and anthemic lyrics, the Arlington, Texas five-piece have blazed a trail in the Christian metal world, positioning themselves as THE band to watch in 2013. MOTS, consisting of vocalist Josiah Lyle, bassist Colton Bartholet, drummer Kane Taliaferro and guitarists Mike Butler and Tanner Allen, look beyond the traditional metal world clichés and recognizes that their platform is an important one, full of responsibility and not to be taken lightly. Employing groovy metal coupled with ambient undertones, MOTS is all about acceptance and nonexclusive community. They realize the gifts they’ve been given and strive with each note to best represent their blessings and in turn, encourage the kids supporting their cause in the pits.