I can imagine the Draugr liking this...

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I can imagine the Draugr liking this...

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I figure Meris might be interested too, seeing as Heilung aren't shy about the Proto-European melting pot behind their creation process.

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Pretty interesting sounds to their music. A lot more primal than the Pagan music I've heard. It seems more like a different genre unto itself (maybe primal folk?). And yeah, I could also see Meris being interested in the creation process.

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From what I've been able to glean online, they use some readily-available instruments with roots in the Iron Age, like the Chinese fiddle, Buddhist meditation bowls or Tibetan ritual instruments, and then try and reassemble whatever's missing by using historical and anthropological research that's already been done by specialists. German gets a pass as one of their lead singing languages, seeing as it still has fairly ancient roots, but they still do generously use reconstructed Old Norse in the same way SKALD does. 

I like Heilung's attention to detail, but as far as research and concept are concerned, I'd give it to SKALD. They're the only ones I've heard with enough patience to try and make chunks of the Poetic Edda fit on modern verse structures. In the same genre, Garmarna usually goes for more of a Medieval sound.

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