LeMarchand are a duo from Brazil that plays a mixture of raw black metal and dark ambient and this is a review of their self released 2012 demo "A Batalha Continua (The Battle Continues)".
Dark sounding synths along with some spoken word samples start off the demo before going into more of a heavier musical direction. Deep growling vocals are also utilized at times along with some grim sounding black metal screams also being utilized quite a bit throughout the recording.
Blast beats and tremolo picking can also be heard during the faster sections of the songs which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and at times the music also captures an epic war like atmosphere.
A small amount of melody can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording. One of the tracks is very long and epic in length while the second side of the demo shows the music going into more of a dark ambient direction. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics cover Satanism, War and Negativism themes.
In my opinion LeMarchand are a very great sounding mixture of raw black metal and dark ambient and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Batalha Continua (The Battle Continues)" and "Destrutivo Sentimento de Negativismo (Destructive Feeling of Negativism)". 8 out of 10.