Forming in France in 2011, Black March have put out an EP titled Oderint Dum Metuant in 2014 and now four years later this past May these heathens released their debut full length titled Praeludium Exterminii. This ten track release is filled with nothing but damning thrash tinged black metal to crack your skull open to. Save for the intro and a little interlude more than half way through this release, you are provided with nothing but neck snapping and whiplash inducing black metal. From front to back, Praeludium Exterminii provides you with demonic, punishing and unforgiving metal for you to revel in and enjoy.
After a brief ominous intro, Black March dive right into the murky abyss of their record and promptly provide you with neck twisting track after neck twisting track. Until the interlude that appears at track seven, Black March does not stop their blackened metallic assault even for one second. Each second and each minute of this release is riddled with pure blackened sonic madness that does its best to tear you to pieces and lower you into an early grave. Each track is a purely malicious and malignant assault that is brought forth by rabid and blood thirsty vocals as well as buzzing head spinning riffs that are coupled by blasting drums.
Praeludium Exterminii is a bombastic and relentless record that keeps charging and charging, steamrolling everyone in its path until there isn’t anyone left. In its concise run time, Praeludium Exterminii provides you with plenty of brain mashing content, and not only that but it keeps you coming back for more punishment. This is a thrashing and damning release that grips you by the throat almost immediately only to squeeze tighter as the album plays on. Each track on this record is highly potent and poisonous and Black March doesn’t waste a second between tracks as they jump right in to the next never giving you enough time to relax.
As chaotic as thrash and black metal can be, Praeludium Exterminii is a tightly knit record, one that doesn’t fly off the rails at all. Each track is tightly knit and well executed-including the intro and interlude-making this release a cohesive and well constructed album. Praeludim Exterminii is a good record, one that gets you headbanging immediately and one that you have no issues with coming back and listening to numerous times.