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To Drown BelgiumCountry Of Origin: Belgium
Marche Funebre - To Drown

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MB Rating: 9.3
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1.
Into Deadly Marshes
2.
Valley Of Tears
3.
The Well That Drowns Me
4.
Regiment Of The Hopeless
5.
Of Dreams And Vanity
6.
The Dark Corner  Video
7.
Lethe

Release Date: 2011
Label: Shiver Records
Categories: Doom, Death
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MetalBite Review by JD on 6/16/2012
There is nothing I love more than a well crafted, heavy and powerful song. Doom Metal has been just that for me. Something about a slow and heavy song needs a great melody to keep it going, and most bands in the category do that. To prove my point, here is Marche Funebre, a very much overlooked and highly under appreciated Belgian band who should be on top of the metal heap.

Sounding like a explosive blend of Candlemass, My Dying Bride with a bracing shot of Black Sabbath for good measure, this is a band that ebbs and flows with a slow motion steel glove that pommels your ass into the ground with each pulsing note they make. With such a strong sense of what they want to write about along with the impressive musicianship they possess, this Belgian five piece stands strong with any band out there today.

All doubt of what I am saying would be completely destroyed the second you listen to any track that appears on this CD. I would have to pick the ponderously heavy, wickedly morbid and brooding of 'The Well That Drowns Me' as the track that made me a total fan of this band. If any track can embody the bands very essence - this is that track.

I usually listen to a album three to five times before sitting down and writing the review but I loved this album so much, I think I replayed it fifteen times more than that before doing my job. I leave you with that thought and to read these words, I will crack a cold beer and listen to this album again. Last words... buy this album.

A cliche to say that, but its true.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9.5
Atmosphere: 9.5
Production: 9
Originality: 9
Overall: 9.5

Rating: 9.3 out of 10