Album Review: War Legion – Gran Satanás (Self Released)


Hailing from Columbia, War Legion’s debut album is one filled with pure fury & chaos. Gran Satanas was self released in November 2016.

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Gran Satanas is a 6 track album that oozes blackened metal out of every pore. It’s got a real old school raw sound, super-fast pace & very shoddy production. Picking individual elements out can be an absolute headache of a task as it all often melds into one extreme sound.

There are no real surprises here, it’s 6 tracks of intense black metal riffs, bile inducing vocals & ear-shattering drumming (in particular the crashing of the symbols). The first song, Intro – Gran Satanás, will likely see most listeners making up their mind about War Legion instantly.

If you’re a fan of the likes of Dark Funeral & Marduk then Gran Satanás will be right up your street. It never lets up, the intensity of the black metal blasting your ears is disruptive & unsettling but often really enjoyable.

En Nombre de Satán in particular is a harrowing experience but it’s Destroying the Enemy that really unleashes Hell. Incredibly frantic & desperate sounding. The pounding & crashing of the drums reaches new levels on Guerra y Sodomía before La Era del Mal finishes things off with a final blast of molten black metal to the face.

Gran Satanás is not going to be to everyones taste. It’s a raw, visceral & bloodied listen but it’s intensity can’t be matched.

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War Legion – Gran Satanás Full Track Listing:

1. Intro – Gran Satanás
2. Abismo Mental
3. En Nombre de Satán
4. Destroying the Enemy
5. Guerra y Sodomía
6. La Era del Mal

You can pick up Gran Satanás over on Bandcamp or listen to some of the tracks over on YouTube. Check out War Legion over on Facebook too.

War Legion - Gran Satanás (Self Released)
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