Somehow, I failed to make the link between you and Into Oblivion. Definitely a number of steps beyond the standard drivel that is, nowadays, called "Death Metal" - I've listened to the debut a few times now, which, for anything akin to Death Metal, is an achievement, given that I never keep any Death Metal which is insufficient (aside from Into Oblivion, I've got Morbid Angel, Deicide, Massacra, and Soulside Journey). I've also literally just noticed that most of the Death Metal I listen to was created by bands who weren't pidgeonholed into a "Death Metal" genre.
As far as I'm concerned, I'm occasionally rhythmically and melodically inspired by Morbid Angel, and otherwise inspired simply by having a "feel" of the '80s and early '90s styles of Death Metal, and then fitting that feeling to whatever concepts I come up with. The band which mainly influences my idea of Death Metal is Morbid Angel, though, and I very rarely listen to any At the Gates, although I've been told before that my music "sounds like" bands which I've rarely/never heard (and, occasionally, bands which I've never heard of at all).
If I were to write a Black Metal interpretation of an idea, it would come out very differently, so there's definitely a conscious decision to explain the concept through the medium of Death Metal rather than anything else.