Rammstein
Sehnsucht


4.0
excellent

Review

by Till_Lindeman001 USER (6 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 18 replies


Release Date: 1998 | Tracklist


This is the second album from the German Industrial Metal band Rammstein. The band, famous for their spectacular live shows and controversial lyrics, was founded in 1994 and consists of: Till Lindemann, Richard Z. Kruspe-Bernstein, Paul Landers, Oliver Riedel, Christoph "Doom" Schneider and Christian "Flake" Lorenz.

Of the band's three albums this is the one with the most synthesised sound and a lot of electronica/techno effects are added, think Kraftwerk with fast guitars and Till Lindemann's deep voice booming over the top of it all. Surprisingly, it is carried off to at times anthemic effect, the foot-stomping beat and fast guitar riffs blending to create some outstanding songs.

Here is my review of Sehnsucht, released on Motor in 1997

1) Sehnsucht
The title track to the album. If you've only heard the album Mutter, then the opening will probably scare you but it picks up to give a frenetic opening track with some good chorus vocals. (4/5)

2) Engel
Not my favourite track on the album, it is slow comparitively and has a very similar riff to the opening track, still, more good vocals and the bassline rescue the track. (3/5)

3) Tier
Fantastic track, acoustic intro followed by lightning quick distorted guitars, never mind the subject matter (incest) it is a really good song and nearly the best on the album. (5/5)

4) Bestrafe Mich
Rammstein plumb the depths of gothic here, a track met with mixed reactions, some love it, many don't. Too repetitive for me and it doesn't suit Rammstein at all. (2/5)

5) Du Hast
Much better, this was a massive hit all over Europe and would have been in Britain as well but for an MTV ban. Again fast and repetitive but such a good song that they can get away with it.The chorus sounds like their idea of a wedding gone wrong, Till emphatically saying no! (5/5)

6) Bück Dich
More disturbing lyrics and more speedy guitars, yet it still sounds great, shortest track on the album at 3:22 and great. Heaviest track of the album. (4.5/5)

7)Spiel mit mir
Completely different rythym to anything I have heard before, stammering, stopping and starting but yet again they can get away with it. Yet more sick lyrics sung like a tenor by Herr Lindemann but it is my favourite song on the album. Special praise goes to the excelent keyboarding. (5/5)

8) Klavier
Softer song than the rest, Till actually singing and with the next song is as close to a ballad as this album gets, lovely song. (4/5)

9) Der Alte Mann
Another strange rythym carried out to good effect, as the title suggests, about an old man sad to grow old. Odd song, yet I like it to a certain extent (3.5/5)

10) Eifersucht
More gothic and aggressive by Rammstein and is about jealousy, more good keyboarding. (4/5)

11) Kuss Mich (Fellfrosch)
Last song on the album and not my favourite, yet more controversial lyrics. (3/5)

Overall this is a great album if you like the genre but I feel that Rammstein slightly overdo the lyrics to make it a must have for all. (4/5)



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Comments:Add a Comment 
MisFiTs4LiFe
October 7th 2004


10 Comments


great album ,rammsteins the ****

Penner
October 8th 2004


3 Comments


This has to be one of the best Rammstein albums I've heard (yes, I've heard them all). I wasn't a big fan of Mutter, but I have not listened to it all yet. Rammstein ist der Hammer, full Geil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mekkalayakay
October 8th 2004


167 Comments


I liked Mutter a little better, but still a great album.

sch
October 8th 2005


6 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Least Favourite.

Review could be better, too.

/e: Ah, damn, wanted to vote for average, instead I selected poor.This Message Edited On 10.08.05

RunAmokRampant
November 1st 2005


228 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The review could have been more in depthbut this is still a kickass album

Diabulus in musica
December 16th 2005


485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

mutter is waaaaaaaay better but this cd is excelent...a lot of rammstein clasics are form this cd

Dethtrasher
December 16th 2005


2211 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

This is one of their lamest albums IMO.

Diabulus in musica
December 22nd 2005


485 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

whats IMO


Liberi Fatali
Emeritus
December 22nd 2005


1588 Comments


In my opinion.

"Freshly Baked"
March 11th 2006


583 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I really like this album. I'd give it a 4.

I like Engel the best.

SlapnPop
March 15th 2006


6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I thorougly enjoyed Sehnsucht. Tier and Bck Dich are my favourites from this album.


friend of the devil
March 15th 2006


6 Comments


without flake, rammstien wouldnt be half as cool. if you havent watched live aus berlin theres a part where he gets in a raft and crowd sirfs.

pattern_recognition
March 16th 2006


950 Comments


A piss-poor album. Engel and Du Hast are great, but the rest sounds so uninspired (this is from the period where they say their drug use got out of control).
Mutter and Herzleid are way, way better than this, and Reise Reise is up there too. That new one was pretty dull IMO

pattern_recognition
March 16th 2006


950 Comments


And yeah, flake rules, the keyboard solo on Asche Zu Asche on the Live Aus Berlin DVD...priceless. He's like a little mutant nerd who fell out of Kraftwerk and ended up in a metal band.

supraman_2
March 16th 2006


146 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I gotta say to me Teir, Engel( damn catchy whistle), and Sehnsucht are the best tracks, not overly great but not bad

TheInnerDarkness
March 30th 2006


20 Comments


Du Hast, eh, oh yeah? Ich frickin hast du! I'm not German, nor speak any, but I do know how to say f**k in German.

ANEBIST
April 22nd 2006


12 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Klavier is indeed my favorite song on this album. Sorry I have athing for the ballads of Rammstein. but don't get me wrong...the heavy ones are great. ;)

Psyclone
September 24th 2006


432 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is awesome. You could've done a much better job with the review, since you didn't go into much detail about each track.

I really want to see this band live. Apparantly Till is a certified pyrotechnic, and they've done tours with KISS. Plus they wear flamethrower masks. Sheer brilliance.



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