Sound — 10
Rammstein follow up to 2004's Reise Reise with this monster of an album. This is certainly their most adventurous and experimental work so far, but Rammstein have declared themselves the biggest metal band in europe, if not the world, with this new album. Such simplicity and brilliance in metal has not been seen since System Of A Down's "Toxicity." Rammtein have gone from strength to strength, and this new offering shows that exactly. Every song here is epic, anthemic and impressively evil. So what if you cant understand what the singer is saying? It doesnt matter. Somehow, their riffs cut to the fore brilliantly, the bass is much more dominant than their other albums, and the drums are very well mixed, making Metallica's pathetic attempt of nu-metal, St. Anger, sound even worse. Ones to hear: Benzin, Mann Gagen Mann, Rosenrot, Zestoeren.
Lyrics — 10
It's difficylt to review these, not knowing german, but I believe that Rammstein's language usage is excellent. It may make as much sense to me as nano-technology, but I'm sure theyre as good as they sound. Rosenrot is the standout song for its sheer guttaral mayhem. Need more? Check out soungs like Feuer & Wasser and Benzin, or the hilarious Ti Quero Puta! which is in spanish. Top knotch stuff!
Overall Impression — 10
Rammstein have defined metal for the 21st century again. Total Guitar have dismissed this work of musical art, saying that it is not as good as Reise Reise. In fact, after listening to Rosenrot, the former sounds almost weedy when you hear it. Rammstein have ditched the effects, and only put them in when theyre needed for this record. Their simple riffs shake off your eardrums, and you feel weak after listening, knowing that your ears have experienced something phenominal.