Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:28am
Does anyone know these guys? I feel so alone. :sosad:
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Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:28am
Does anyone know these guys? I feel so alone. :sosad:
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:34am
I know of them, only from my brother listening to a couple of their songs. I've heard them mentioned by numerous people in the past though.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 5:42am
I have their Live Aust Berlin CD. They're okay.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 6:21am
'We're all living in Amerika!'
Damn that song's funny :)
Anyway, yeah, they're okay.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 6:21am
They are a strange band, not really my type of music, but I don't mind them.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 6:57am
Weisses fleisch. White flesh. Ingenious, and "slightly" sick lyrics. The reason I luv them.
And yes we are all living in Amerika.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 7:36am
Being part of 'The Matrix' soundtrack (that's 'The Matrix' I, the first one) is what set them off internationally. They were quite popular for a bit till the novely wore off. People just gave up on not being able to understand what they were saying.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 8:03am
I was 17 when I truely understood english. Until then english was just that funny tv language. As you can see, I have not got the spelling right, not to mention my horrible grammatics. I'm guessing here. I don't get german. I had it in school and got a five (F- I guess), but I get Rammstein, cuz it's like a feeling. They just send out a whole lot of vibes. Also I have downloaded the translation of their lyrics, in english, not my native faroese.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 12:23pm
I sometimes think it's better NOT to understand their lyrics (e.g. Mein Teil on the Resie, Reise album). But I like them overall. I used to listen to them a few years ago and then they sorta disappeared from my radar, until I heard Amerika - great song :D :banana:
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 1:02pm
I have no freaking idea what the lyrics are about, buut to thanks to a friend I am now somewhat of a fan :D
My fave is the track from the xXx soundtrack .- Freuer Frei or however you're supposed to spell it... "also known as the "Bang bang!" song :p )
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 1:12pm
I don't lime them. Boring music combined with very sick lyrics.
There are better industrial bands out there
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 2:27pm
Rammstein is great.
@Zurga: You're definitely not alone my friend, I've got almost all their albums. And they rock! :D
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 3:22pm
Some of their stuff is pretty good.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 4:54pm
Actually, anyone played C&C: Red Alert? As far as I know, they're the ones who composed the lead track, "Hell March". It's quite good.
I'm not a big fan of metal, but I tend to like them. The music is nice, even if you don't get the lyrics.
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 8:22pm
They are pretty cool, but when you listen to an entire album it gets a bit boring after a while.
I do own all their studio albums and listen to them once in a while...
Sun, 7th Nov '04, 10:29pm
I prefer them in German because "You. You hate." sounds REALLY lame. Du Hast sounds killer.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 12:05am
I've only heard them sing in German and I like most of what I've heard.
Especially like their song on the Lilya 4-ever soundtrack. Can't think of the name at present. We analysed the lyrics in German class last year. I don't think of them as just sick.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 12:13am
prefer them in German because "You. You hate." sounds REALLY lame. Du Hast sounds killer. It's actually a word-play. It means "you, you've got me". hate has two s.
What I liked was Engel and Sonne, but I don't think they're so amazing. But I've got used to their rollling rrrrrr. Heard them enough in the meantime. Amerika is quite funny.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 7:38am
My first taste of Rammstein was Du Hast as well. I've since heard only a few of their tracks but I have on video one of their concerts and it's absolutely killer. I'd love to know what they're actually singing though.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 12:39pm
If you like this band try out a similar band called In-Extremo . They sound alike only In-Extremo have bagpipes!
Check em out
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 1:11pm
I've never heard of In-Extremo...where are they from?
As far as Rammstein is concerned though, I loved their music, but hated not understanding what they're saying...which is what made me learn German! :D
I'm always doing stuff like that...my next project is to learn Japanese...ah well. :D
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 1:49pm
I'm a big Rammstein fan, it help a bit to understand German.
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 2:04pm
I think that they are sick fu**s
Those lyrics are really not THAT nice..
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 2:08pm
In Extremo play german Folk Metal. They mix metal with medieval music.
They are IMHO really bad because their music is more boring than Rammstein's.
I you want a band which sounds like Rammstein, try 'Oomph' (who played that style when Rammstein were still punks) and the last album of 'Subway to Sally', called "Engelskrieger" (Angel Warrior).
The latter was a very good folk metal band, until they changed the label...
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 2:54pm
du hast is the only song of theirs i've heard. nothing great imo but they're don't really play my kind of music
Mon, 8th Nov '04, 2:57pm
"I've never heard of In-Extremo...where are they from?" Also Germans and you will probably like the songs 'Der Wind' or 'Vollmond'.
I heard that Raunchy sound like Ramstine but I have not heard them yet.
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 8:32am
Nope. Raunchy are more like Fear Factory on LSD. Not really like Rammstein. Raunchy is the best thing Denmark has given us lately.
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 8:47am
Someone showed me a FAMILY VALUES (or something like that) DVD and it had a Rammstein video on it
Question: Are they a Gay Metal Band?
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 9:41am
I don't understand Spanish either, or French, or Las Ketchupian. And I can't make out half the words in English songs. But then, I've never cared about the words for the least bit.
Believe me or not, I don't remember even one of the words in the Finnish songs that play here all the time. All that matters to me is the melody and the "attitude".
While I hate all sorts of heavy, fantasy musics from games and movies to anime are exactly my style. And strangely enough Rammstein is as well. German has always been that harsh language of war to me and my friends. It just sounds so agressive and fun. Rammstein awakens that primal feeling of aggression and simplicity that I find quite appealing. I may not understand most of their words, but whatever they say, they say it with an attitude.
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 1:19pm
Du Hast was the first one I listened to, thanks to a friend. Now I have most of their albums and listen to them quite often. I also know german and can understand their lyrics. Yes, some people can say they are sick (some songs), well I consider them *interesting*. Well I also play music sometimes, and you just can't imagine how *sick* lyrics you can come up with just by brainstorming in the studio with the rest. :rolleyes:
In my opinion they are geniuses in both their lyrics and their music. And since Feuer Frei! was mentioned, it is the ultimate soundtrack for disobeying speed limits :p
Tue, 9th Nov '04, 3:51pm
Yes, some people can say they are sick (some songs), well I consider them *interesting*."Spiel mit mir" is definitely not interesting. It's just disgusting.
German has always been that harsh language of war to me and my friends.You should read more german lyrics. Every language can sound harsh if the speaker wants to. It's sad that Rammstein are the figureheads of the german language. :(
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 8:41am
If you listen to an Irish person speaking Gaelic it sounds very harsh (just the same when they are speaking English) but to go back in topic I seen some translations of Rammstein songs with lyrics about having sex with your brother and sucking on your mothers nipples. I just hope that these lyrics have a more spiritual meaning and not something that is literal!
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 12:33pm
As I said, I couldn't care less about the lyrics. Even if I understand the language, I don't listen to what's said.
@ Fabius Maximus:
It's got nothing to do with Rammstein. It's practically a universal opinion with the people I know that Germany is a "harsh sounding" language. That comes from way back, even before I studied it in school. Simply saying "I have a wiener in my leatherpants" sounds harsh and funny. No pun intended. Afterall most Finns agree that our language is even more stiff.
The only language that I would say sounds beautiful is French for the fluent and melodic sounds in it. And even that comes off as a bit snobbish. I also like the sound of Chinese and Japanese. Danish is possibly the harshest language I know.
Apologies in advance if this offends someone. It is simply an opinion not intended as an insult. Much like saying I prefer brunettes over blondes, if nothing else (like personality) is considered.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 12:35pm
@Cesard: What do you mean? Interpretation of lyrics and poetry is your task in the dialogue between artist and beholder. Someone says "Suck your mother's nipples" and you decide whether to take this literally or figuratively.
Do you need someone to tell you what to see on a given picture as well?
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 12:59pm
Lyrics can mean anything - like Beck (at least I hope that there is meaning to his nonsense). Sometimes I will try go get my own views on what certain lyrics mean but other times I don't care as long as it goes well with the music.
The lyrics of Rammstein do not concern me as I listen to other bands just for the lyrics but they are entertaining neverless.
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 6:45pm
@Fora: Don't be afraid. I can usually see if something's intended as an insult. Even so: try some german lyric sometimes. ;)
@Cesard: Rammstein want to provoke. Therefore, they write songs about incest and cannibalism. I find it disgusting, but if you don't mind...suit yourself
Wed, 10th Nov '04, 8:11pm
Sonne is a cool song. I have no idea what it is about, though.
Die Sonne scheint mir aus den Händen, kann verbrennen, kann dich blenden,
Wenn sie aus den Fäusten bricht, legt sich heiss auf dein Gesicht,
Legt sich schmerzend auf die Brust, das Gleichgewicht wird zum Verlust.
Dark lyrics, wicked video.
Then there is their cover of Stripped - again a wicked video (Riefenstahls docu of the Olympics, methinks). And of course Seemann. Quite great.
Not everything they make is exactly my kind of music ~ but by no means bad either.
Thu, 11th Nov '04, 9:46am
Yes Fabius Maximus I guessed that Rammstein were trying to be offensive but I thought there may be a 'hidden poetic meaning' in there.
The music is good but to be offensive for the sake of being offensive is something that men of the average Rammstein members age should be above!
Sat, 13th Nov '04, 9:26am
The only thing I've heard is Du Hast, which as far as I'm concerned is enough to immortalize them.
The riffs and general tenor are what did it for me. Can't understand a word of it, and after looking at some of the above posts, I probably prefer it that way. :)
Mon, 15th Nov '04, 9:00pm
Du Hast was the first song I ever heard from them, and I've liked Rammstein ever since! In fact, the Rammstein concert scene in xXx was probably the best part of the boring movie! :thumb:
[Edit] WooHoo! 1600 posts...sorry Jaguar, but thou shalt not pass me! :rolling:
Wed, 24th Nov '04, 1:22am
I know I said Du Hast was my first taste but since Dendri mentioned it I now recall my first taste being Stripped when the ABC showed the clip for that on Rage. But I've only heard it once so I guess I forgot it pretty easily. And I loved the clip I saw for Sonne - a drug-related interpretation of Snow White with the band as the mining dwarves. Links 2,3,4 was a pretty cool clip too.
Wed, 24th Nov '04, 9:46pm
@ Foradasthar: Hey, Danish is a lovely language! It is just very hard to learn! You should really try and learn how to write in danish! We have a ton of stupid rules and exceptions, that really doesn't make any sence! Your perseption of danish might also be dependent on which accent you hear. We are the nation in the world with the biggest difference in accent compared to the size of the nation. I can really have a lot of trouble understanding people from Jutland or Bornholm, especially if they are from an older generation!
Speaking of Rammstein, I think they actually mannage to make german sound just a little bit less hard on the two last numbers on Reise Reise. (Their new album!)
Thu, 25th Nov '04, 3:35am
Part of the attraction for me with Rammstein is that even though I can't understand a damn thing they're going on about most of the time ('Stripped' notwithstanding) is that German sounds like such a brutal language. I'd love to learn it one day.
Thu, 9th Dec '04, 10:42pm
Rammstein is great. My favourite songs are (in no particular order):
Mein Herz brennt
I like those "hard" songs like 'Zwitter' as well as "softer" ones like 'Engel'.
Oh, and We all live in Amerika rules by the way. :)
Fri, 10th Dec '04, 12:01am
What does he actually say in that song: mock them, I presume? :D
Good music, the ones with more melody and weight (Ich will, Moskau), and should go with Nightwish and Sonata Arctica. :cool:
Fri, 10th Dec '04, 11:40am
I'm not a fan of metal and rock music, but the music these guys make I do like.
I have 3 CD's of Rammstein in my collection now, all of which I like.
I don't particularly like one song above the rest. But I sing Ich Will and Ohne Dich when I am in the shower :D
Fri, 10th Dec '04, 11:19pm
Rammstein, a most definite Industrial band...
I listened to them for about a year or two (a few years back), I don't listen to them as much, but they still rock hard. And of all their songs, Du Reischt So Gut (You Smell so Good), Asche zu Asche (Ashes to Ashes), and Sonne (Sun) are my top 3 favorites.
Sonne is very easy to play on the guitar as well.
Eh, after seeing the anime music video for Engel, I could not bear to listen to the song ever again...
(Anime porn, basically)
Sun, 6th Feb '05, 12:08pm
I had to revive this topic briefly - I just saw them live last night. They are INSANE! I have never seen so many flamethrowers in one place (and crossbows that shoot firebolts, and showers of sparks etc.) It's a miracle that they don;t burn down every venue they're in.
I could have lived without the keyboard player boiled alive for 'mein teil' but it was funny when he appeared from the cooking pot to play a few notes every now and again... (not when they were shooting flames at the pot of course).
As a critic said: 'they play the kind of music your neighbour would play at three a.m. if you lived in hell' :evil: I took that to be a recommendation but apparently it was meant in a negative way. Ah well, what do critics know?