Genre: Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial, symphonic metal
Active since: 1994 – Present
I’ve been a devoted fan of Rammstein ever since I first heard them in 1999. The first song I came into contact with was Du Hast, off of The Matrix album, indeed Du Hast was the ‘gateway’ song for me and I was instantly hooked.
After almost four years, Rammstein have released their sixth studio album entitled Liebe ist für alle da (Love is there for everyone) and I’m pleased to report that they have once again created an audio masterpiece. While I feel that Rammstein’s latest release isn’t their finest work (I use Mutter as a benchmark) it does sound better each time you listen to it as you hear little things you may have missed the first time round. I’ve already listened to this album many times and several songs leapt out at me including; Rammlied, Waidmanns Heil and Pussy, to name a few.
The first single of the album; Pussy, really took me surprise. As the name suggests, the song is focused on sexual content whereby each band member plays the role of a stereotypical porn star character (funniest being Flake as a hermaphrodite) and the music video is fully uncensored and comprises of the entire band having uncensored (and unprotected) sex. I can’t help but think that the line; “I can’t get laid in Germany” is a stab at the German censorship laws.
|2.||“Ich Tu Dir Weh” (I Hurt You)||5:02|
|3.||“Waidmanns Heil” (Hunter’s Hail/Greeting)||3:33|
|6.||“Frühling in Paris” (Springtime in Paris)||4:45|
|7.||“Wiener Blut” (Viennese Blood)||3:53|
|9.||“Liebe ist für alle da” (Love Is There for Everyone)||3:26|
|11.||“Roter Sand” (Red Sand)||3:59|
Special Edition bonus tracks
|1.||“Führe mich” (Lead Me)||4:34|
|2.||“Donaukinder” (Children of the Danube)||5:18|
|4.||“Roter Sand (Orchester version)” (Red Sand (Orchestral version))||4:06|
- The Special Edition will also be released as a Limited Edition pink double LP, and in a limited edition box set, featuring handcuffs, a black bottle of lubricant (featuring the band’s motif), and six pink dildos, all within an aluminum case (featuring a mirror, Rammstein logos and Rammstein motifs).
Admittedly I can see why there’s a bonus disc, the five extra songs seem rather uninspired, in my opinion you’re better off just buying the regular version or limiting yourself to the eleven tracks of the first disc. Though I feel that Liebe ist für alle da isn’t in the same league as the last three studio albums that Rammstein have released, it is nonetheless a brilliant piece of work and essential listening for any and all Rammstein fans out there.