Mark Deutrom is a solo artist from Texas that plays a very experimental form of music with metal elements and this is a review of his self released 2013 album "Brief Sensuality And Western Violence".
"Dick Cheney" starts off with nature sounds and after a minute organs make their way into the song which sets up the mood for some distorted guitar drone sounds which in return leads to some avant garde guitar riffing along with some background noises, after awhile you can hear some drum beats which lead to the song going into a noise rock direction and introducing melodic singing, as the song moves on the guitars get more melodic while remaining dark and heavy at the same time and as times goes by their is a brief use of psychedelic effects along with some leads that never venture into solos, minutes later military style drums find their way into the mix.
"Winter Haystacks At Twilight" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which utilize both finger picking and full chords which leads to some drums and melodic guitar leads, and after a few minutes the song closes in a cleaner direction.
"Sky Full Of Witches" starts off with some melodic 70's style doom metal riffing which leads to some drums, power chords and melodic singing, and after a few minutes guitar solos make their presence known and going with the rhythm parts which in return leads to some drones coming out of the amplifiers.
"Temple Smasher" starts off with some 70s style metal guitar riffs and drums and after a few minutes it heads more into a cleaner direction.
"Other Gods" starts off with some synth playing which leads to some melodic vocals.
"A Shaky Rabbit" starts off with some soft jazz style guitar playing along with some percussion work which in return leads to some drum programming, psychedelic sound effects and singing, after a few minutes open note bass riffing makes its presence known along with flutes.
"Venrerate The Relic" begins with some avant garde guitar riffing and percussion and after a couple of minutes a heavy doom metal guitar riff makes its presence known along with some powerful drumming.
"Turn Toward The Sun" begins with some soft acoustic guitar playing which utilizes both finger picking and full chords setting up the mood for some melodic vocals and after awhile psychedelic sounds make their presence known and close the album.
Song lyrics cover metaphysical and existentialism themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, dark and heavy sound.
In my opinion Mark Deutrom is a very great sounding experimental music act and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Dick Cheney" "Sky Full Of Witches" and "Turn Toward The Sun". RECOMMENDED BUY.