Saturday 23 June 2012

The March

Crawl Space cover art

The March were a Hardcore/Sludge Metal Band from Lille, France

The members were

Olivier Haese : vocals
Jean-bastien Dupuis : guitar
Guillaume Clément : guitar
Julien Roelandt : drums
Sébastien Costes : bass 

The March were an excellent Sludge Metal band who have sadly split. The band fused elements of Hardcore Punk and Stoner Metal to great effect. They have just released their great new album – Crawl Space - A 5 song 32 minute blast of top-notch tunes that will be inside your head for days.

This album is already starting to appear on a whole number of my fave blogs. And it’s not hard to see why. This release just rocks from start to finish.

4 of the tracks run past the 6 minute mark. So expect some mighty epic riffs especially on great tracks like Carried Away and Nate Williams.

I can sense an ISIS influence as well as these guys do seem to pay homage to them at times especially on Nate Williams. I mean the loud/quiet ambient type vibe that legendary band are famous for. This is no bad thing in my book.

As Nate Williams is the standout track in my opinion. It shows best what this great band could do. Combining all the genres into something unsettling, startling and at times highly original.

The release is expertly played and produced by all involved. This is an album you cannot miss. It’s simply another breathtaking release to be discovered. And a fitting testament to this great band who have sadly split up.

The band are giving this superb release for free download from BandCamp right now. So headover now and start downloading before their free download limits are used up. You won’t regret it – Trust me on this one.

Highly Recommended.

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