31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Never thought my car would go so fast. If you have a CD player in your car take it out before buying this. It's just hard rock at it's magnificent best. Sehnsucht gets you rolling and by the time Du Hast kicks in you've lost your licence. Who cares if it's German this has to be the best album since Led Zeppelin IV.
Nothing too fancy, just driving hard rock with no pretensions for ballards, only, tight all round production. BUY IT NOW.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 10 February 2005
Well, what can I say?! I waited a while to get this album and finally got it this Christmas. It was every bit as fantastic as I'd hoped. Rammstein never cease to amaze me - I absolutely adore them! This album is more industrial sounding that the others (or so I thought), but every bit as pleasing. Songs I would recommend on this album are "Du Hast", "Sehnsucht" and... well, all of them :)
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on 5 October 2001
....make it this one. More refined than Herzeleid, but more raw, sheer power than Mutter. It features some of Rammstein's best songs, including the superb Bestrafe Mich, the classic Du Hast, the emotionally powerful and dramatic Klavier and the infamous Buck Dich. Every song on this album is a masterpiece in its own right, whether it be with riffs that could scare the hell out of any Metallica or Slayer fan, lyrics that make Marilyn Manson sound like The Smurfs, dramatic wagnerian vocals or just a great sound! The one down side is that the keyboards verge on cheesy sometimes (Eifersucht)....
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Rammsteins second album,'sehnsuct' meaning longing is a natural follow up to their debut,its more polished,more immediate and a very solid piece of work.
Opening up with the title track,the album has a euro pop feel to it but thats in the background to the metal that rammstein feel,the keyboards and synths are never in greater use than on this album and it works,tills vocals have also improved from the debut and even though his vocals are as commanding as ever he can still sing when needed,ie on the classy 'klavier'.The album is packed with classics such as 'tier','du hast' which is defintely an anthem,and 'alter mann' to name just a few.The use of female vocals are also a factor why this is a great album,the one downside is found on the last track 'kuss mich' which is pretty average when you consider all that came before but this is still an essential album.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
While lacking the lush symphonic dynamism of Rammstein's mature work on 'Mutter' and 'Reise, Reise', this their second studio album offers some more traditional metal-derived pleasures, particularly on Sehnsucht and Du Hast. The synths can sound a little thin in places compared to the Wagnerian strings and massed choirs of their later work, but this is still pretty strong stuff.
Not their best work, but better than just about everyone else around, few can match Rammstein for apocalyptic beauty.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2000
Being a typical Brit, and having not been subjected to much rock in my lifetime (due to national preference of trance/techno/pop), in my relative ignorance I would say that this (admittedly old) album of Rammstein's is one of the best heavy rock albums I have ever come across. German is definitely the right language for this sort of music - aggressive and harsh! There were no songs that I skipped through...I love them all, particularly "Du Hast", "Sehnsucht" and "Bestrafe Mich". The only criticism I would have is that a couple of songs were a bit thin, and required an extra layer of instrumentalisation (a continuous train of bass and vocalist can cause a lot of songs to "merge" into each other and sound very similar). But nevertheless, Rammstein have done an extremely good job, and the lyrics are amazing - very well thought out and some really deep! BUY IT!
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2002
Having bought this five years too late, I'm astounded by the brilliance of this album.While the guitar playing is fairly basic the song dynamics and trancey keyboards make this a unique dance/metal/thrash hybrid.Like Noir Desir in France they sing in their own toungue and are bristling with raw vision and passon. "Du Hast" is a dark brooding metal track while "Engel" is a sinister mix of angelic female voices and male angst. "Sehnsucht" is far better than their follow up LP "Mutter" and is one of the finest albums of the Nineties, easily the best German language album too!.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 20 August 2004
....because he didn't like it!! A friend he may be - but I have to question his taste!
It would have to be a big price offered before I sell it. I'm not an afficionado of Rammstein's music but I can feel some more purchases coming on.
A good buy for all wot like German metal.
on 21 August 2009
argue about the translation of the lyrics to Du Hast, you see, there is an english version of the song with different lyrics to the german, however people argue over whether the english version is the intended meaning, ignoring people fleunt in german telling them what they actually mean. It is your duty if you buy this album to pick a side and argue over it endlessly on internet forums.
Me? I am a "you have" person not a "you hate" But the beauty of it is its meant to be a double meaning.
The influence of ministry or even the prodigy is clear here, I like the more recent Rammstein, but this is from the early period that sounds the most distinctive. heavy metal with dance added on.
I hope to see these guys live one day, it looks like an absolute hoot.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2001
Basically, this album is brilliant, Ramms+ein are the best band on the planet, and their fuse of crunching guitars and industrial-style electric sounds wipe the floor with any other 'music' out there.