I’ve been waiting for this ever since Rosenrot came out, which seems like a century ago. Though mislead with the single P****, the downright worst song on the album, I was a bit weary of buying a full length album because of the single. P**** didn’t seem like something they’d do, but I must say that the 11 song album is redeeming.
1. Rammlied has a likeness to it from their earlier song ‘Hallelujia’ (not sure how it’s spelled). This has a lot of synthesizer sound to it, choir, organs, classic of the band. I’d probably rate this song as average/ possibly above. Good, fast beat.
2. Ich Tu Dir Wen. This song starts a little slow, then builds well. Chorus sounds great (even though I don’t know German lol). I really like the singer’s voice in this one, pitch changes, etc. Steady, drumy beat. I’d have to rate this song above average. One of the best on the album.
3 Waidmanns Heil. Starts out at a banging, sprinting pace and has that electronic drum beat to it that’s used well for this song. Till (the singer) sounds pretty evil here, especially at the chorus, where he shouts the lyrics (without overdoing it, of course). I’d rate this song same as number 2
4.Haifisch: Starts off with a weird synthesiser sound, then singing. Not fast, not real slow. Bassy drums. Chorus then explodes! Then goes back to the same medium beat, slows, and explodes again. Love that choir in the background, which makes it sound like spiritual music … a long drum chorus with slight guitar, slows, then explodes! I gave this song above average. 4 of 5 stars.
5. B******** : Begins with a wicked guitar riff, drums, and roaring guitar. Till’s voice is soft and meek at first, but you can tell he’s serious. Then chorus, which is loud and kinda annoying. I don’t like this song. I rate it 2 of five stars, five being best.
6. Fruhling in Paris: Starts out with a peacful guitar strumming. Soft, pretty voice of Till’s. Sounds like a melody, reminecent of Seemann. Builds a little, but is never heavy. I’d classify it more as a ballad. One of my favs of the album. If you like Seeman, Sonne, Ohne Dich, Stirb Nicht Von Mir, you will probably like this. I’d rate this 5 of five. At least worth one listen, anyway.
7. Wiener Blut: Starts a little like Mein Herz Brennt/Speeluhr, then blows up with fast music, stops, explodes, stops, then goes all wild. Lyrics are loud and unable to make anything out of them. Just yelling. I dislike this tune. 1 and half of five stars
8. P*****. I’m sure you’ve heard this one; if not, you didn’t miss anything. Lyrics are childish and corny. I’d rate one of five stars. My LEAST fav song on album.
9. Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da: Cool drumming, fast, then the wail of guitars. Very heavy.
Chorus is serious-sounding with a wicked tone. Builds, builds, and finally climaxes. I’d rate a 3 out of five. Maybe higher Pretty good song.
10. Mehr: Starts with electronic guitars. Slow, but cool. Not slow like the Paris song. Especially not till the chorus comes. When it does, it becomes a good, bang-your-head song. Remindes me of something off Sechensuch (I know, my German spelling is bad). I’d give this song 3 and a half stars
11. Roter Sand: Stars with whistling, like Engel. Another ballad. Soft guitars, sweet lyrics. Most mellow song on here, probably moreso than the Paris song. Also reminds me of Seemann. I’d rate this four or five stars. I’m a sucker for the softer Rammstein’s songs.
All in all, I thought this was a pretty good CD. I think the single P**** ruined it for some people, but I don’t think any Rammstein fan would be dissapointed with any of the songs on this album, save the single. It’s not their best album, and definitely not their worst. I wouldn’t know what to say their best album is if I had to. The weakest ones for me was their very first and probably Reise Reise. Their best is either Sechensuch or Mutter. A lot of people didn’t like Rosenrot, but I found quite a few songs on there I liked. Anyway, I’d recommend this. I just wish I would have gotten the extended album instead. Oh well.