Einsturzende Neubauten always manage to surprise with everything they do, and when I first put this on I was definately surprised. Having been a little uncertain at Tabula Rasa, but loved Silence is Sexy, I was aware that this was one of their earlier, more extreme records (In fact Q had recently called it one of the 50 heaviest albums of all time, although I'm not sure I agree). I was expecting to be greeted with grinding noises and loud drumming on junk. The first track however, consists of nothing but a very well constructed and powerful vocal arrangement. This is just an example of how they defy all expectation. The rest of the album features all sorts of breaking glass, sheet metal, crushing bricks, and god knows what, complete with angst-ridden german singing/shouting. Yet while that may put many off, it somehow is made completely accessible. On first buying it I had to stop myself listening to it over and over in the first two or three days in case I over did it and spoiled it for myself. Even the track that is 9 minutes of what sounds like pure noise, Das Schaben (the scraping), is compulsive listening yet you can't figure out why (there is an explanation of sorts in the Haus Der Luege sleeve notes). I can't reccomend this album enough, although you might want to get Silence is Sexy first. They're both incredible albums.