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As a statement of intent, you couldn’t do much better than Rammlied, which opens with choral voices that are suddenly subsumed by gargantuan slabs of guitar and a double syllable-emphasised “Ramm-stein”, uttered by Beelzebub with halitosis – it's a significant step forward from last album, Rosenrot. Rammstein are no strangers to high- and low-concept arch pranksterism to make a point, and while the pornographic video to Pussy might distract from the fact that it's the weakest track on the album, there's something curiously playful and subversive about everything Rammstein do. And this lack of respect for boundaries is not merely evident in their cheap deployment of naked flesh.
There's the multi-lingual lyricism, for starters (German, English and French), and the appropriation of US metal or overwrought European traditional song (especially on Frühling in Paris). Over all this are Till Lindemann's vocals, which range from bark to croon to emotive whine. That's the overall picture, within which songs are juxtaposed to delicious ends. So where Waidmanns Heil begins with exultant horns, Haifisch features a jaunty synth that's straight out of Violator-era Depeche Mode. The crooning Frühling crops up shortly later, only to be crushed by the guttural Wiener Blut and the rock widdling-meets-prog of the title track.
Rock is at its best when confrontational, subversive, curiously camp and bold, which is why Rammstein are currently one of the most important bands in the genre. Liebe Ist Für Alle Da is a beautiful, preposterous, ambitious record that makes the likes of Muse appear as hapless amateurs doodling on school scrapbooks, and the American metal aristocracy, unimaginative boors. More importantly, and most interesting of all, it's arguably the most ‘European’ record you're likely to hear all year. And who wouldn't wave a flag to that? --Luke Turner
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Not their best nor their worst album but it does provide listening pleasure (if you like this kind of thing and I do).Published 3 months ago by Sheldon Tamsett
I originally bought this as the album 'Made in Germany' didn't have Rammlied on. So I bought Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da as it is on this album. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Johnny Barlow
One of Rammstein's heavier albums, if not the heaviest. This is one to listen to if you are a long time fan, I would say. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gareth McMurchy
For the incredible art work and great music from the Rammstein boys get this album!
This is the third Rammstein album I have bought. Read more
Choose it because someone wanted it for xmas. Can't say if I would like it myself; don't know - sorryPublished 12 months ago by margaret ashton
Some of the less favourable reviews meant I took some time before deciding to order the deluxe edition. This is worthy of your collection if you like Rammstein. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stevejmo
because i did love it ,it was just what the doc ordered i will recommend it to others for surePublished 18 months ago by Noel
From Rammleid (Track 1) right up to Leise (Track 5 of disc 2), this album is none stop excellence and deserves every start it gets and more.
Definitely worth my money.