Warsong - Control
After leaving their mark on three continents, Zaragoza, Spain's Warsong
are traversing previously uncharted territory with their first release
sung entirely in Spanish. This different way of expressing themselves
opens onto a free street making new things possible.
I honestly don't know how this band keeps cranking out so many bangers,
but their latest record packs 8 more gripping tracks both recognizably
Warsong and significantly evolved from their previous releases. Their most
complexly rich record to date, "Control" is an arresting soundtrack for
Those who have been following this band for a while will also notice less
distortion, longer and more elaborated song structures, and an unexpected
treat on "Dejando Atrás" featuring guest female vocals from the singer of
ACCIDENTE. I'd be hard pressed to find a current comparison because Warsong
has few musical contemporaries- they are truly carving out their own path.
I hear the convergence of diverse elements such as THE ONLY ONES, early
NEW ORDER, the WIPERS, SONIC YOUTH, and THE RAMONES blended up and spewed out against the neoliberal end times.