One word: Bagpipes. As one of the latest acts to sign to Metropolis, Heimataerde is going to drop explosions with the four-on-the-floor beats and interesting choice of instruments. The chanting and whispered German in the intro, “Non Nobis,” along with sword sharpening and horses, sets the mood for Gotteskrieger—a follow-up to the 2004 EP, Ich Hab Die Nacht Getraeumet. Of all the German industrial that I listen to, this one wins the prize for being so German. If :wumpscut: were to create music solely for club abuse and saw it fitting to use bagpipes, it would sound something like Heimataerde. With 14 ready-to-dance tracks, Heimatearde will make a nice addition to the club rotation.
This review originally appeared in Modus Operandi, June 2005, Issue 198.