Arditi ‎– Standards Of Triumph

Equilibrium Music ‎– EQM014, Equilibrium Music ‎– EQM0014
CD, Album


I Standards Of Triumph 4:33
II Ploughshares Into Swords 4:19
III Deathmarch 4:18
IV Legionaries 4:25
V The Absolute Essence 3:18
VI That Day Of Infamy 4:47
VII Blood, All Blood 4:33
VIII Veer And Perish 3:12
IX The Sinking Ship 5:39

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed BySony DADC – A0100698659-0101



Recorded 2004-2006.
Eqvilibrivm Mvsic, 2006

Comes in a 6-panel Digipak with a transparent tray on the middle panel; no booklet, the lyrics are printed on the inner left and right panels.

The catalog number 'EQM014' is printed on the disc label, the catalog number 'EQM0014' is printed on the spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5600323960149
  • Barcode (As printed): 5 600323 960149
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony DADC A0100698659-0101 11
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 94K4
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): Sony DADC A0100698659-0101 11 A0
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 94V3

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EQM014LP Arditi Standards Of Triumph(LP, Album, Ltd) Equilibrium Music EQM014LP Portugal 2006 Sell This Version
EQM014LP Arditi Standards Of Triumph (Special Edition)(LP, Album + 7" + Box, Ltd, Num) Equilibrium Music EQM014LP Portugal 2006 Sell This Version
EQM014 Arditi Standards Of Triumph (Special Edition)(CD, Album + 7" + Box, Ltd, Num) Equilibrium Music EQM014 Portugal 2006 Sell This Version


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December 11, 2006
edited over 11 years ago

Boring, from beginning to end. There’s no talent, no ideas, nothing new or improving, not a song to remember as a loop for your mind in salad days.
Just the same old lame drum marches and war related ambient pieces that has been the core of Arditi work for so long, all what sounded Ok in the first album and started to get obnoxious in the second now sounds repetitive and predictable, never impressing or simply annoying. Think about a drum set looping, now think about some brass/trumpet line looping too for the average time of 3.40 minutes and then an occasional undertone to the whole plot, well that’s the resume you can get for the nine songs that constitute “Standards of triumph”.
And what about the lyricism? Well not much development on this area too, Aside from the fact that there is not much lyrics in there. We can find the same typical black metal type rhetoric, the same pseudo nihilist bullshit. This time Arditi’s campaign is a call for a never ending war in which (according with them, all humankind will participate for the joy of “our inner will for war and love for hate”, although they have no idea or any remote experience on what a war is) Though among the mediocrity something called my attention and it’s the phrase: “comfort is the most dangerous enemy we face today, it lingers and renders you incapable of any action worthwhile” from the song “Ploughshares into swords”. This is actually true! This work is the best probe about this! Nothing is worthwhile about this album except for this phrase so that means comfort has completely lost Arditi, they can’t be any more lazy in terms of composition and ideas. All their ineptitude and lack of talent they try to hide it beneath their wall of boring martial industrial plus the dosage of ideological black metal wankery.
Nice digipack and design, not worth the music it does contain.
If the genre of martial industrial as whole is now wasted and cliché, I propose that Arditi should become the epitaph for its cenotaph. No more comfort paid with my money for mr Moller and mr Bjorkman from now on!