Rammstein
Herzeleid


4.0
excellent

Review

by Till_Lindeman001 USER (6 Reviews)
January 14th, 2005 | 22 replies | 6,794 views


Release Date: 1995 | Tracklist


2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Rammstein's first album was about what was to be expected from a bunch of Germans who happily grew up in the old DDR or East Germany.

Precisely brutal and often brilliantly arranged, the band aren't particularly inventive but they bring everything together to make something very radio-friendly out of something that isn't necessarily so.

The band freely invokes its own name throughout the way that KMFDM did in its songs. The final tune is called "Rammstein," to top it all off, this song was used in the film "Lost Highway" by David Lynch who is reportedly a big fan. The riffs readily connect the dots between clipped guitar bursts, power driven choruses and even the occasional solo.

The swaggering sass and stomp of "Wollt Ihr Das Bett in Flammen Sehen" makes for a near-perfect start if a little repetitive and from there the band merrily, without a smile on its collective teutonic face, has a great, loud-as-hell time.

The downside is that the formula is in some ways so perfected they don't vary it much, verses with roiling basses and stomping drums, cascading feedback apocalypse and sometimes squelchy samples adding textures and beats as needed. But there's more there than might be guessed, the frankly beautiful choruses on "Der Meister," soothing keyboards suggesting a 'we all march forward!' anthem for the modern day, the nods towards jungle/drum and bass on songs like "Asche Zu Asche," and "Du Riechst so Gut", and the full on goth/Depeche Mode/metal love of "Heirate Mich" and "Laichzeit." Then there's "Seemann," a power ballad actually worthy of the name.

This is a solid, if unspectacular first album and a good buy for fans of the genre. (4/5)



Recent reviews by this author
Die Toten Hosen Reich und SexySportfreunde Stiller Die Gute Seite
Sportfreunde Stiller BurliThe Rasmus Dead Letters
Rammstein Sehnsucht
user ratings (568)
Chart.
3.7
great
other reviews of this album
BigRoachy (4)
...


Comments:Add a Comment 
MisFiTs4LiFe
October 7th 2004



10 Comments


definatly a great album , rammstein's the ****

Wanker
October 7th 2004



139 Comments


what's going on in here?

please write reviews in the correct format

/leaves thread

Slip-Stein
February 1st 2005



7 Comments


Awesome album rammstein are the tits
I can't pick my favourite song but
music so good gets me to shit my pants and then vomit whilst having a massive hard on in my pants

Ich Liebe Rammstein

Slip-Stein
February 1st 2005



7 Comments


rammstein are the T_i-ts

wikuk
October 6th 2005



1110 Comments


does anyone know a great (really great) song from rammstein, i heard some songs and i think they really are ******* *** **** but i don't know their great songs. can anoyne tell?

Apathy
October 6th 2005



645 Comments


yaaaaaa ramstiennn r teh shiiiit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111

wowz terhe r leik, non repiles 2 tish rewiev!!1111 lol-z

sj_2150
December 10th 2005



251 Comments


i was thinking this album would be crap considering its a debut, but this album is acctually amazing, Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen?, Seemann, Du Reichst So Gut, Herzeleid are really awesome tracks.

and what the hell is T_i-ts???? damn internet abbreviations...

xon
December 12th 2005



2 Comments


(you are righht i hate internet abbreviations too)

this is the only rammstein album that has a few good tracks like weisses fleisch.
the lyrics may be bad on every rammstein album but here in germany everyone says that rammstein are nazis so no one really cares (exept the rammstein die-hard fans)but actually what would be rammstein without lyrics about sex and death

sj_2150
December 13th 2005



251 Comments


lol! really? they say theyre nazis? funny...

Campbell
February 14th 2006



5 Comments


Rammstein is pretty kickass even though I can barely understand any of it lol.

greensleeves
March 22nd 2006



1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

haha Rammstein are great. i love this album, and every track on it. i was introduced to Rammstein late last year, and i dont see how i could have lived without them b4 lol
that was random, but good review

SlapnPop
July 20th 2006



6 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this album took a while to sink in with me, but it has, and i love it.
my favourites would have to be Heirate Mich, Seemann and Weißes Fleisch

Amdkillsintel
October 11th 2006



1 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Love Seemann and the the whole loudness of the album, gets me going at night.

thrash_fanatic
October 26th 2006



33 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review.

This album is the most electronic (if thats a good adjective) out of all the Rammstein discography and it's pretty different to the others. Good CD though.

ThePressman
March 10th 2007



14 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pretty cool. i likd weisses fleisch and laichzeit the most

emogangstascotty
June 20th 2007



472 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

The best fucking record to come out of Germany. Sad to see they got way too much crap put on them for being Germans. Translate the lyrics and you will be totally shocked or mabye youll rotflol. Weiser Flesh is my fav song. (White Flesh)

muchtallerthanu
August 13th 2007



648 Comments


Ugh, never really liked this band. Not because they were German, though.

ConorMichaelJoseph
November 11th 2008



1870 Comments


I used to think that Wollt Ihr was the heaviest song ever.Still is pretty damn heavy though.

irving297
February 23rd 2009



32 Comments


i don't really listen to a lot of rammstein. but i'm deciding what album to get first between "Herzeleid" and "Reise, Reise".

Suggestions?

Cheers.

gaslightanthem
February 23rd 2009



5209 Comments


MUTTER



You have to be logged in to post a comment. Login | Create a Profile





FAQ // STAFF & CONTRIBUTORS // SITE FORUM // CONTACT US

Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Site Copyright 2005-2013 Sputnikmusic.com
All Album Reviews Displayed With Permission of Authors | Privacy Policy