The Antwerp-based band was formed in 2008 and had a 2009 demo called Norizon. Shiver Issued To Drown in 2011. Bassist Roel Van Doorsselaere left and was replaced by Zoran Van Bellegem. Marche Funebre’s Into The Arms Of Darkness album was out through BadMoodManMusic in mid-2017. The band’s music is described as “doom death/black metal.” Death Wish Woman was a 2018 EP through GrimmDistribution. It featured a Paradise Lost cover version.
MARCHE FUNEBRE – DEATH WISH WOMAN – GRIMMDISTRIBUTION
Apparently a woman with a death wish is one who decides to become a mother. Just look at the cover artwork for this 2018 EP from the doom act from Belgium.
Well, the band is quite correct of course. With that said, how is this four-track EP? Firstly, it is comprised of three original songs and a cover version of Paradise Lost’s As I Die, which stems from 1992. The band is mainly doom metal, but mixes in upbeat or fast moments into the compositions. What is different here are the clean vocals and chants which come out of nowhere and turn things either better or mushy – depending on your perspective. The death growls and metal are raging forward when the whole shebang comes to a skidding precipice with distinctly heavy rock-style singing ringing in. It is something that somewhat works although one would recommend against most bands trying it. Elsewhere the bass guitar is quite distorted and loud. Kudos to Boris Lolis for his attack.
Doom/death enthusiasts who prefer variety over purity have something in Death Wish Woman.- Ali "The Metallian"