This is a review of a split album between Brazil's Furor Volturno and LeMarchand called "Falanges Paulistas" which was released in 2015 by Treze Listras Rex and we will start off the review with Furor Volturno a band that plays a very raw form of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very fast and raw sound which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the vocals being mostly angry sounding black metal screams. Some of the mid tempo riffing also shows an influence of hardcore punk and oi.
Most of their musical is also very heavily rooted in the old school style while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Throughout their side of the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
Clean vocals can also be heard briefly while one track also brings in a brief use of WWII era music samples as well as a couple of their songs being very long and epic in length, melodic guitar leads can also be heard on their closing track. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover Nationalism themes.
In my opinion Furor Volturno are a very great sounding raw black metal band with some elements of punk and oi and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "1932" and "A Morte da Civilização aos Mestres do Planeta Parte II".
Next up is LeMarchand who return with their raw style of black metal.
Their side of the split starts out with a very dark sounding intro which also introduces acoustic guitars, epic sounding synths and war samples onto their side of the recording before going into more of a heavier direction. Clean vocals can also be heard briefly while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Throughout their side of the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some RAC elements also being utilized at times.
Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly on a couple of songs while the guitar leads when they ar e finally utilized gives the music more of an old school metal feeling as well as synths also making a brief return as their side of the split progresses. The production sounds very dark, raw and lo-fi while the lyrics are written in Portuguese and cover Sao Paulo Nationalism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from LeMarchand and if you are a fan of raw and nationalist black metal, you should check out their side of the split. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Morte aos Tenentistas" and " M.M.D.C. Jamais Esqueceremos".
In conclusion I feel this is a very great sounding split and I would recommend it to all fans of raw and nationalist orientated black metal. 8 out of 10.