Review Summary: "Sepultura meets DAF". Yes, definitely.
I won't say anything about the influential qualities of this band again. I did this three times now, go look at the other reviews. So, with that being sad, let's get to the album. Released in 1994, this album was fresh and something completely deifferent than anything existing before. It is the first NDH-album, look it up if you don't believe me. But what is this album all about"
Sperm was definitely a change in direction for OOMPH!. okay, it took the synths that made the first album so danceable. But it added crunchy guitars, better lyrics and a darker atmosphere. This mixture was new at that time. It wasn't really classifiable as Industrial-rock or -metal. Critics tried to describe it as Electro-rock. In the end they found a term to describe it. They called it "Neue Deutsche Härte" (NDH as a short form). A term which was later applied to Rammstein or Megaherz. So, OOMPH! were pioneers back then. But this album suffers from one big thing: the production. DAD. I don't want to explain that for you. I guess most of you know what it stands for. Luckily, the musical quality of the album stands out. Even the instrumentals are no fillers (well, maybe Schisma, but its lyrics are too good).
Which brings us to the lyrics. As you can guess from the title of the album, the album is mostly about sex. It is strictly against any form of rape, domestic violence and war (Yes, one track is about war, I guess you can guess which one). All in all, this lyrics are a BIG improvement after the debut, which suffered from being just plain dumb.
So, to make a long story short:
Classic album, band was pioneering back then, album started a new musical wave.
Final point breakdown:
Final score: 4,5/5
Buy this album if you want to know what inspired bands like Rammstein and Megaherz. Buy this album if you like electronic flavored rock. Just, buy this album. Or at least listen to it.