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Rammstein album cover

Rammstein – Reise Reise

Vaz Malik
Lock up your children – the scary Germans are back.


Who:

German six-piece heavy rock outfit probably best know here for their appearance / music contribution to Vin Diesel’s “XXX”. Feur Frei was one of their contributions.

Not very English:

Hats off to Rammstein, they could probably be a lot bigger here and in the US if they opted for the odd song in English. But German sounds a lot more threatening and it’s done them no harm in their homeland or Spain where they recently enjoyed a number 2 single with Mein Teil.

Verdict:

Rammstein are an odd equation. Yes, that German singing does sound threatening. Morgenstern and Stein Um Stein probably have pretty weak translations but in German they sound mean. And the subject matter often lives up to the hype – Mein Teil is about Armin Meiwes, the German computer expert who advertised for someone to eat and actually found a willing partner! But at the same time, all the heavenly choirs and heavy guitar often take the band into pantomime land. Still, tracks like Amerika make the admission price worth while. Rammstein say it’s their most commercial song to date. Well more like this please because it’s funny but rocks at the same time.

i-Pod: Amerika
Label: Universal
Rating: 3/5

last updated: 05/10/04
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Charli
Rammstein rock an they kicked ass at Birmingham NEC 2005 xx

Naomi
Listening to Rammstein is how I managed to produce a german tape that had people commenting on my interesting range of vocab. and accent. Thank you Til!

Dan Hetfield
I Went to see Rammstein In Birmingham last Month where they performed most of their songs from reise,reise. It has got to be the best show i have ever seen, by far!! The album is awesome but the fact that it still sounds even better live makes it the best Album i have EVER heard!!! Since ive heard Reise, Reise - it has inspired me to not only buy their entire back Catalogue, but Learn German aswell!! LONG LIVE RAMMSTEIN!!!!!

sue
my daughter and i have been to see rammstein twice.once in manchester, then brixton. i am nearly 50 and i think they are fantastic.

oz
Rammstein are amazing,Live Aus Berlin was one of the best pyrotechnics show ive ever seen. Rammstein rock and so what if they sing in German..It gives them such a harder appearance and anyway you can translate the lyrics practically anywhere online if your so desperate...LONG LIVE INDUSTRIAL...

julie crean
in my opinion rammstein have not made a bad song yet.tills voice is the best.

Joel Verwirrung
Rammstein sind gerade das Beste nichts, um gesagt zu werden. Oh, ich gebe zu, dass sie viel besser auf Deutsch klingen aber das sein kann, weil ich deutsch bin. THE BEST!

Lord Stainless
Rammstein rule, translating them is a crime as their sound is far superior in German and if you dont like not be able to understand learn german for god's sake!

ikea
they were the best the effects were out of this world i saw them in nottingham you probebly wont ever see a stage show like it

caol neale a.k.a rocker boy
they are the bestever and i want tickets to see them play sonne and feur frei

adnanbosniaUK-ja
HEY HEY I HAVE SEEN RAMMSTEIN 1 TIME IN BRIXTON 4TH AND THEY WERE BETTER THAN I HAVE EVER IMAGINED even though i have been a massive fan for 3 years my life best band i was born to love them. AMERIKA IS A AMAZING TRACK STOP DISSING IT. REISE REISE IS AMAZING 97/100 ONLY AVERAGE SONG ON THE ALBUM IS MOSCAU MAYBE. MUTTER IS 99/100 SEHNSUCHT 97/100 HERZELEID 96/100

David
Saw them in Nottingham and carnt wait to go again. the effects on stage are amazing. they put on a great show, all 4 albums are as good as each other.

danny
rammstein rule. i've loved them for years but like clare i still gotta c dem live. but im hopin to c dem at downlaod ne1 else goin?

JWS
Saw them at the Nottingham Arena recently. Really superb, and getting better and better. Til Lindeman is definitely a rock god. Rammstein rule, no question.

Clare
Been a fan of Rammstein for a long time, I also have yet to see them live. A recent article in RockSound has also increased my desire of wanting to see them live. Reise, Reise won't be a major hit, but I think it's their best album yet.

Hundesohn
Rammstein are just about the best There is in heavy metal.I got into rammstein on a trip to Germany last year.Since then I have seen them live in Oslo and this year in Nottingham.I just do not want to listen to anything else.Macht weiter so geile musik.

Nat
Rammstein are simply the best, most original, and most humorous band for a long long time. If you speak german, their clever wordplays make the tracks even better, but the emotional feel they carry reaches everyone. Rock on!!

shinji
WHAT THE H*** ARE THEY SAYING?!?!?!?

Andy 82
Reise Reise feels some what of a let down in compared to Mutter. But far better than the amerikan (pop diet) metal

fletch
i was right at the front standing. the flames were so hot. touched olli. what can i say, the night was great. richard rules.

ed
they are amazin live and im still recovering from it there love of fire really rocks and i cant wait to see them again

Ben Bakhsh
WOW! I saw them 3 days ago and im still buzzing!! Amazing and such a show too - flamethrowers and fire aplenty - WOWWWW!!!!

leanne
went to see them in Nottingham,7th feb,fantastic music and live act.I love ever one of their songs apart from Amerika.RAMMSTEIN ARE AMAZING!!!

hurfy
i want flake's children!!!!!!!

han han
Saw them live last night at Notts they are tres beautiful in the flesh! The pyrotechnics were amazing

Leiann Thompson
I saw them in the MEN Arena and they were brilliant. Not going into pantomine land at all. See them live people. If you want to hear them sing english, listen to Stripped. XxXxXxXxXxXxXxX

A.M
i saw them live last week so loud so heavy so good their stage show has to been seen to be belived

Patricia
True, the songs are hard to translate, but if you do understand them, they are some of the most lyrical and deep songs I have heard in a long time. Anyone who actually tries to understand Ramsmtein will be amazed by Till's words and what they convey. I hope Rammstein will play for a lot of more years.

HEATHER
I LOVE IT WHEN RAMMSTEIN DO THE FIRE STUNT (PROBLEY BECAUSE ITS VIOLENT)

Adam
Rammstein rocks especially the mutter album, i have yet to see them live :(

James
AMAZING BAND LIVE!!! The lyrics should not be in English they should be in German. If you spot any band who cooks their keyboard player in a pot or who set their singer alight during their main song let me know....

Saz & Lou
we love rammstein and there so kool. They are so much better than matallica and navarna.we r from England Southport. XxXx

matt
rammstien rock if u think tho that the songs should b english u r deffinately wrong it doesnt matter if u cant make sence of the words its not the point +they rule live loadsa flames a great act very underrated

alan cliffe
rammstein make metallica sound like pinky and perky...

Dookie
Good band,only heard of them in the last couple of years glad that Ramstein is not kaput! Please continue to tour and travel here

isra
they are just great. they are getting better and better by each new album. after mutter, i thought how they can be any better? i got my answer with Reise Reise album. putting aside amerika and moskau tracks, the rest of them are my favourite. so addictive too. i can't listen to album just once.

Paul in New Zealand
I am a 54 year old man. My younger daughter introduced me to Rammstein when they came here in 2001. She went to their concert, and played Sensucht incessantly after that. I liked them. Then she let me have Mutter (Nebel and Spieluhr are terrific), and then she let me have Live aus Berlin. Seemann has to be one of the best songs I've ever heard. I can't wait for Christmas - she's getting me 'Reise, Reise' and 'Herzeleid'. I haven't enjoyed a group so much since The Moody Blues in the lat 60s-early 70s.

Sheldon
Fantastic band and one of the best live acts I have ever seen (I've seen these guys 4 times now). The "Amerika" single is the worst track on the album, not because of the subject but because the lyrics are so awful, it's like a 13 year old wrote them. I hope Rammstein never sing in English again, it sounds crap when they do (ref. Rammstein's cover of Depeche Mode's "Stripped") and who cares if we don't understand everything they sing about. The rest of the album is pure Rammstein. Looking forward to seeing them next year. 4/5.

Serpenta
Great Band, great Album.

M3n747
"Amerika" - funny? I'd rather say it's frightening, because it is so damn true. Definately their best album to date. 5/5

Gabriel
I agree with how you suggest they sing in English if they ever want to become "big" in English speaking countires, obviously. But songs like Ohne Dich and Reise Reise should make one get the hell over this "barrier" and just look the translations up. They are both amazing songs.

andy
they rock

mike
some of their best work to date. the songs are well done. some epic!.the singing and music all absolutley great. More of the same please.

Roly Thompson
Saw Rammstein in Rotterdam Novermber 4. 19 songs,2 encores, great stage act, plenty of flames, smoke and fireworks, even a hugh cooking pot.Can't wait to see them next year when they visit Nottingham. Miss them at your peril.

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