Tracklist1. Reise Reise
2. Mein Teil
3. Dalai Lama
4. Keine Lust
9. Stein Um Stein
10. Ohne Dich
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If you listen to metal, if even just a little bit, you more than likely already know of Rammstein, a very prolific German nu-metal band. They made quite an impact here in the states with their cd Sehnsucht and then again with Mutter. Now they’re back again with Reise Reise, and just like each of their previous releases, there hasn’t been any real significant change to their sound at all. For a new listener, you could mix in the songs on Reise Reise with any of their previous efforts, and they would fit in seamlessly. This fact alone shows how little that this band has matured… yet, you can’t help but be drawn in by them.
Their unique brand of thundering nu-metal is put on display once again, and considering that no one has really aped their sound, and it’s been a significant amount of time since their last release, this offering doesn’t feel like an “also-ran” disc like you might expect. It feels oddly fresh simply because no popular (or even moderately well-known) bands have copied their sound successfully. In genres such as metalcore and indie rock, artists are constantly stealing each other’s sounds, but oddly Rammstein has managed to stay unique within the nu-metal realm.
So, for someone who’s lived under a rock for the last few years or doesn’t know much about the nu-metal genre, what do Rammstein sound like? Basically, you take one grumpy & gruff German, make him into a vocalist (who sings in German), add some thick yet glossy nu-metal guitars, spice the pot with electronics, throw in some heavy hitting drums, and top it off with a few pyrotechnics (only at their live show, however). Bring it to a boil and you’ll have your very own angry German band, Rammstein.
Fans of Rammstein, get this disc. People who haven’t heard of them, it’s a good introduction to the band, so go get this disc as well. People who hate Rammstein, well, piss off, you should have quit reading by now anyways.