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Electronic medieval wizardry

I still don't know how to pronounce their name, but Heimataerde is one of most original and consistently high-quality dark electro bands out there (who else uses an electric flute?). "Gottgleich" is yet another masterpiece of medieval wizardry, and won't disappoint most fans out there. "Wacht Auf" is a highlight because of it's bizarre break-beat percussion, and the electro-infused rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" is pure genius. There are a few short bridge tracks which act as filler, but there's enough here to justify calling it a complete album. 4/5 stars.


Formed: 2004

Genre: Electronic

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The Templar-obsessed electro-industrial group Heimataerde ("Home Soil") cleverly combined three separate yet related genres from Germany’s "dark scene" to create something that was both fresh and new, yet rooted in the distant past. Their use of medieval instruments (most notably bagpipes) and melodies was not unique in itself. The subgenre of Mittelalter-Rock ("medieval rock") had already been popular in Germany for many years, with bands such as Subway to Sally, Schandmaul, and Letzte Instanz regularly...
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