Released in 2011, Salve Victoria is the third album Argentum to appear on the German label Skullline after Eternity and A New Rome Is Coming.
The Argentine group is quite close in its aesthetic and thematic, other projects like Escuadron De La Muerte and VII Battalion de la Muerte, both also from South America.
The first albums Argentum were anchored firmly in the industrial music: power electronics, noise, etc. But with this album, it approximates a covenant between neoclassical and martial indus, bearing traces of previous work (the title Militia is a good example, or Argentum), therefore, no clean slate perspective but rather a stylistic evolution.
Limpid melodies, sometimes aquatic, dance repeatedly on repetitive and synthetic structures, and many times the compositions demonstrate some research in their constructions. Often devotional guide the choruses of these songs not that oscillate between austere restraint inherent in the style practiced, and the most original and most abrasive passages.
Finally, some tracks give way to a song (Malvinas Argentinas, Decisión Soberanía) rather welcome, which helps break the monotony timely that could settle ...
Ultimately, it's a long album, almost an hour, and relatively well put together, but that is perhaps a little too marked by an artisanal dimension, I think mainly the sound of the drum and its excessive linearity This makes it an album to mainly advise fans of the universe in which gravity Argentum.
review from Carl Neomalthusian.
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