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MARK DEUTROM
THE VALUE OF DECAY
SOUTHERN LORD

Having spent time with such underground rock luminaries as Melvins and Sunn O))), itís safe to say that Mark Deutrom has a firm handle on how to intertwine avant garde elements into heavy music. His latest solo offering, the eccentric 15-track endeavor THE VALUE OF DECAY, effectively echoes that sentiment as well, as Deutromís sly transitions from bombastic proto-metal highs to deconstructive drone lows are tastefully strung together to illuminate this artistís subtle charm (ďMaking a KillingĒ). Deutrom has created a diversified playing field of heavy sounds and jarring methods where drowsy blues jams and country-tinged electronica can coexist before rumbles of crust-ridden grunge, viscous doom, and puffs of psychedelic take the reigns. Intentionally odd and unorthodox, if you enjoy heavy music that challenges the senses, Mark Deutrom has created an experimental batch of songs worth discovering.
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