Russia's Order Of Victory and Sacris Tandem team up together on this recording and mix the neo-folk, industrial, martial, ritual and ambient genres together and this is a review of their 2015 album "Strength Of Materials" which was released by Casus Belli Musica.
A very dark and ritualistic ambient drone sound starts off the album and the music also gets very avant garde and experimental at times and after awhile spoken word parts start becoming a very huge part of the recording and when female vocals are utilized they give the music more of an operatic feeling.
The whole track that is present on this recording is almost 50 minutes in length and there are also a great amount of synths, distorted sounds and bells present through the album and the music also gets very ritualistic at times and as the album progresses some of the vocals start getting more demonic at times and after awhile martial and militant drum beats are added into the music at times and they add a war like atmosphere to the ambience this recording creates.
Order Of Victory and Sacris Tazndem combine their different styles together to create an almost 50 minute track that captures a very underground, ritualistic, ambient and atmospheric martial song that demonstrates a great amount of experimentation and originality, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover war and philosophical themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding joint effort from Order of Victory and Sacris Tandem and if you are a fan of neo-folk, martial, ritual, industrial and ambient, you should check out this split. 8 out of 10.