ARDITI‘s highly anticipated fourth album was released in 2008, under the title “Omne Ensis Impera”. The sense of determination that echoes through their music and which has brought them to the forefront of Martial / Industrial Neo-Classical scene has stayed untouched, evoking the sense of duty and commitment that Italy’s WWI elite storm troops, from which the name ARDITI originated, were known for.
“Omne Ensis Impera” introduces an additional strength to ARDITI‘s compositions – epic orchestral loops and thunderous percussion are granted a more prominent role, stirring the damp and suffocating ambiance that the duo have always produced so well with their use of ominous synths, obscure speeches and mesmerizing narrations.
Similarly, shades of the Italian Futuristic movement of the early XXth century, which served as inspiration in the early days of the project, remain imprinted in ARDITI‘s work – “Omne Ensis Impera” could well be a modern interpretation of the Futurist’s goal of glorifying warfare to an artistic expression beyond its inherent violence and intrinsic sense of heroism.
“Omne Ensis Impera” has been mastered by Kamrat Nordvargr of MZ.412 and TOROIDH, an old ally of the band. Nordvargr has also contributed with additional arrangements on a couple of tracks, and prepared a slightly modified track list, featured on the vinyl version of the album.
The CD version is presented in a deluxe glossy Digipak, with embossed artwork. The album was also pressed on LP, available in black (lim. 300 copies) and grey (lim. 200 copies) heavy vinyl. A boxset edition limited to 100 copies which included both the CD and the LP version of the album was also available.
01. Omne Ensis Impera (2:44) | 02. Der Angriff Geht Weiter (4:22) | 03. Decisive War (5:11) | 04. Perseverance Is All (5:41) | 05. Profound Truths (5:25) | 06. Sons Of God (5:39) | 07. Onwards! (4:52) | 08. Cladem Nescimus (5:00) | 09. Endkampf (5:50)