This debut album features some of the greatest raw industrial tracks the band have produced so far. The song 'Rammstein'is a manically heavy industrial track (one of my favourite tracks by the band to date!), and a fitting theme song for the band. The album contains less keyboard effects than the later albums, and is less technically perfect than 'mutter' but has chunkier guitar riffs, and still features the trademark interspersions of techno-style keyboard parts from Flake, although to a lesser extent. Till's vocals are generally more raw than they have now become, but this fits perfectly with the more industrial sound of the album. If you are a Rammstein fan, PLEASE buy this album, you will not regret it. It is a shame to say that many people who attend thier tours know only a couple of songs from 'Herzeleid', as 'Sehnzucht' and 'Mutter' are generally better known, so buy it now!!