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What a relief - Reise Reise lives up to expectations.
, 7 Oct 2004
This review is from: Reise, Reise (Audio CD)
Finally - and about time, too - Rammstein release their fourth studio album, and it's great. It hasn't been out of my Walkman since I bought it on its release day; OK, that's not true, I've put it on in the car stereo, too. Definitely a worthy addition to the Rammstein oeuvre.
"Reise Reise" is a great intro track, building slowly into one of their trademarked mixes of haunting vocals and crashing chords (if you'll pardon the clichés). Love the accordian, too.
"Mein Teil" took a couple of listens to grow on me, but the chorus ("Denn du bist, was du isst, und ihr wisst, was er frisst") is genius.
"Dalai Lama" is one of their story songs, like "Spieluhr" on Mutter, and a very good example of one, too. One of my personal favourites on the album, and the lyrics are excellent.
"Keine Lust" - "Ich hätte Lust mit grossen Tieren/Hab' keine Lust, es zu probieren" - made me laugh, anyway! A sort of 'typical' Rammstein song, if such a thing exists, and none the worse for it.
"Los" - pulls off the trick of being menacing with only acoustic instruments. A grower.
"Amerika", with its happy-clappy children's choir and killer riffs, is one of the stand-out tracks of the album. "Amerika ist wunderbar!" Segues smoothly into ...
"Moskau" - great tune, very catchy, nice imagery. Though it didn't really make me want to visit Moscow.
"Morgenstern" is definitely one of the best songs on the album. "Hässlich! Du bist hässlich!" Hard-hitting.
"Stein um Stein" is your average, typical song all about walling someone up alive - ah, Rammstein, we've all missed you so much! Welcome back. Melancholy, yet kicks a*se.
"Ohne Dich" is a love song. Beautiful melody.
"Amour" is my least favourite song here - it's good and morbid, though. "Mutter, Mutter, gib mir Gift" ...
Thanks for your time. Rammstein fans, you will not be disappointed. It's hard to compare it to their other albums - each of them has something different to offer (although imo "Mutter" is their best yet). Those new to the joy of Rammstein - what are you waiting for?!?
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