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Review from Third Eye Cinema

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, November 15, 2020, In : English 
From: Third Eye Cinema
Published: November 13, 2020

Marche Funèbre – Einderlicht (Hypnotic Dirge Records) (September 25)

Empyrium‘s Markus Stock produces this gloomy gothic doom/death act out of Belgium.

With Stock at the helm, you know it’s going to sound impeccable…well, at least on the cleaner toned bits, of which there are many. I guess he’s unused to distorted tones nowadays, given how little they’re emphasized in his own band and those he produces like Alcest, whic...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 2, 2020, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: October 29, 2020

This is the fourth album by this Belgian quintet, whose name seems awfully familiar, but for some reason they are new to me. Formed 12 years ago, they released their first album in 2011 with the last one released in 2017. The material in this album was written between 2016 and 2019 and the title track is their first with lyrics written in Dutch. The current line-up has recorded their last three albums together, so they are a pretty tight...

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Review from Metal Heads Forever Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 2, 2020, In : English 
From: Metal Heads Forever Magazine
Published: October 28, 2020

Marche Funèbre are a band which have demonstrated, particularly over their last two albums that they are capable of writing world class death-doom. This year has the Belgians returning to finally follow up ‘Into the Arms of Darkness’ their excellent 2017 album with their long awaited fourth album ‘Einderlicht’.

This has been an album which has been a slow process, but one worth the time and effort as what Marche...

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Review from Metal Storm

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 26, 2020, In : English 
From: Metal Storm
Published: October 15, 2020

He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet his maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, he rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed him to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! His metabolic processes are now history! He's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

Now, why did I st...

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Review from Brutalism

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 26, 2020, In : English 
From: Hard Sounds
Published: October 6, 2020

Marche Funèbre always seem to be evolving with every album they crank out. Still rooted firmly in the death/doom territory on their fourth full length album, this Belgium based group step away from the dark, harsh atmosphere heard on their previous album “Into The Arms Of Darkness” and go more for the gothic doom route on “Einderlicht” hinted with bits of death doom, but the overall feeling is more melancholic than dark and crus...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 5, 2020, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: October 5, 2020 

This is the fourth album from Belgian death/doom metallers Marche Funèbre.

Having been a fan of Eye of Solitude for some time, their split with Marche Funèbre impressed, and made me want to check out the latter band when the opportunity arose. That time is now, and Einderlicht has arrived to carve a space in my collection all of its own.

When the press blurb states that this music is for fans of “My Dying Bride, Saturnus, Swallow ...

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Review from Metal Addicts

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 5, 2020, In : English 
From: Metal Addicts
Published: October 4, 2020

You think that the life of a reviewer is easy, isn’t it? It’s only listen to good music, get free MP3 downloads of top notch Metal releases, yeah? Take a couple of minutes to write anything that comes to mind?

Nah, you’re flat wrong my child of the night.

When I saw the e-mail about Marche Funèbre “Einderlicht” I thought I knew the band and in my mind I was already writing the story of what I new about the band and its themati...

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Review from Sonic Perspectives

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, October 5, 2020, In : English 
From: Sonic Perspectives
Published: October 1, 2020

A funeral dirge for the dying light.

The true test of any artist is patience, specifically the ability to take one’s time in honing an idea until it fully matures. Though this standard could apply to any sub-genre of music, it is particularly applicable to the several subsets within the doom metal realm, where the moving parts within a song tend to be fewer and more heavily exposed. Wherein the hybrid style of death/doom is conce...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: September 25, 2020 

Things must be pretty grim in Belgium. The small nation known primarily for it's chocolate and a certain mustachioed detective has spent the last few years pumping out quality Doom Metal (Amenra, Thurisaz as well as newcomers Voidian) as if it's very waffles depended on it. So it'll be interesting to see how Einderlicht the 4th album from Marche Funebre stacks up against the crowd. Straight off the bat the band are following t...

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Review from Grizzly Butts

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, In : English 
From: Grizzly Butts
Published: September 21, 2020

Belgium-based melodic death/doom metal quintet Marche Funèbre have generally stuck to their guns throughout their (so far) twelve year run though it was ‘In the Arms of Darkness’ (2017) that found them meeting the higher standard of the niche without having to experiment too far outside the box. At the time it’d been vocalist Arne Vandenhoeck‘s time to really shine in terms of presenting both harsh and melodic vocals with s...

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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: September 21, 2020

MARCHE FUNEBRE is a doom metal band from Belgium, formed in 2008.  “Einderlicht,” is their fourth full length album; they have also released two splits and two EPs.  I discovered this band just weeks before getting the “Einderlicht” promo and have been listening to both this album and the previous album “Into The Arms of Darkness,” nonstop.  What impresses me the most is how insanely well crafted their songs are, includin...

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Review from Makeshift Altars

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, In : English 
From: Makeshift Altars
Published: September 19, 2020

Belgian romantics, Marche Funèbre, conjure an operatic image of longing, grief, and loss of hope in the modern age

    Isn't it so nice when a band's name accurately reflects the sound of their music? For all those who have trouble using Google translate (or can't make sense of English cognates in foreign languages), Marche Funèbre is French for "funeral march" or "funeral parade". As one might expect, a band name with such somb...

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 Released: September 25, 2020
Genre: Death-Doom Metal