The project’s then recent alliance with Equilibrium Music resulted in the release of the daunting appetizer 7″ EP “Destiny of Iron”, wherein ARDITI presented two brand new and exclusive tracks in a limited edition of 500 copies, and paved the way for “Standards of Triumph”, their third full-length opus.
Boasting the unique personality of this Swedish combo, “Standards of Triumph” taps further into the darker tones of Militaristic Neo-Classical ambiance that has become the band’s trademark, resulting in their strongest effort so far – ever effective in their use of crushing orchestrations and evocative speeches, ARDITI hereby drags the listener around muddy trenches, leaving aside overly pompous festive marches or alcohol fueled merry bunker songs which seem to have become the norm as of late, and casting an hypnotizing veil over the turmoil of warfare-inspired Industrial soundscapes.
Released in Digipak CD and 12″ heavy vinyl LP, both formats were also available in Boxset editions limited to 100 copies.
01. Standards of Triumph (4:33) | 02. Ploughshares Into Swords (4:19) | 03. Deathmarch (4:18) | 04. Legionaries (4:25) | 05. The Absolute Essence (3:18) | 06. That Day of Infamy (4:47) | 07. Blood, All Blood (4:33) | 08. Veer and Perish (3:12) | 09. The Sinking Ship (5:39)