Hard hitting Rammstein's best album. The riffs are huge, the songs are in-your-face and the lyrics are as controversial as always. This is the album where Rammstein matured as song writers and as a band. A must for any one interested in the band.
Rammstein's style of music may not be a new concept but their still pretty unique. Nuch like a dance metal genre (if that existss). But the reason I gave this album a 5 is because of there firey (and sometimes gross) live performances. Oddly enough Pyrotechnics, baby diapers, gimps, dildos, and Hitler's rolling "r" sound seem to make a huge impression on me and I'm sure other people. This album just happens to have most of their best songs when they play live. Thus this isn't really a rating of the album but a rating of there wild shows which will go down in music history.
To me this album truly turned me into a Rammstein fan. This was a huge turning point in their careers and almost broke them up. Now days Rammstein over use the strings but this when it was fresh for them. Quite an original album
This marked the beginning of Rammstein's turn to a softer sound. Although they had some heavy songs on Mutter, for the most part it was a lot softer then Herzeleid and Sehnsucht. Still an awesome album, just a little lighter than what is expected from Rammstein