Learn more Shop now Shop now</arg> Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now DIYED Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop now

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
Format: MP3 Download|Change
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 8 March 2006
As a long-time avid Rammstein fan, I was concerned that this was just a cuttings and scrapings collection following Reise Reise. I'd seen them testing Benzin live in Berlin during last year's tour and liked what I'd heard, but what about a whole album of stuff that basically wouldn't fit on Reise Reise? I needn't have worried. Sure, the first couple of listens left me a bit lukewarm, but then the usual Rammstein obsession bit.
Simply, Rosenrot presents us with the guts of a giant stadium rock album. Anybody who has seen them in concert will argue that Rammstein are the world's ultimate live act, and the biggest songs on Rosenrot are clearly crafted to deliver giant anthems on giant stages, with all the theatricals and pyrotechnics that that involves. Rosenrot might lack some of the musical subtleties evident across Mutter or in parts of other albums, but there is a lot to enjoy here.
A solid start with Benzin is followed by the heavyweight single Mann Gegen Mann. After that, we're into three consecutive anthems, building to the enormous Wo Bist Du which will one day be a live centrepiece to rival Sonne and Ich Will. We're on a massive roll now, and the impetus is perversely maintained by an agonizing operatic duet with Texas' Sharleen Spiteri. Bizarre as it may sound, this comes over as a sort of Coldplay riff into German Bryn Terfel into Sarah Brightman wail, which may sound nauseating, but is actually haunting, tender and magnificent. You'll be humming it for days. It also provides a decent vocal stretch for Till Linderman, proving that he has genuine range and depth beyond the usual.
Thereafter, there is less that's truly remarkable - they function perfectly well as solid album tracks, but there's not much of the single or the stadium about them. However, the Mexican buzz of Te Quiero Puta! provides a great tongue-in-cheek diversion, up there with Mein Teil from the last album, and sure to be a lot of fun on stage.
All in all, Rosenrot is excellent. It's not Mutter, but then no other album ever could be. However, there's much here to love, and it makes a great progression from Reise Reise, though probably not an ideal "introduction to Rammstein" for a casual observer. Stick with Herzeleid or Mutter for that, then grow into this. Whatever you do, get into Rammstein - there's nothing else like them.
0Comment| 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 29 December 2005
I bought this CD with some trepidation having read some fairly lukewarm reviews. I was also slightly concerned at how soon it was released after the superb Reise,Reise. Would it contain the mediocre leftovers from that album?
Well, those concerns proved to be well wide of the mark - this album does not disappoint at all. There are the classic Rammstein riffs, the clever black humour in the lyrics and catchy choruses. But these teutonic titans are not afraid to experiment too. The rather unexpected and unlikely duet with Sharleen Spitieri is a hauntingly beautiful love song, while the Mexican oddity Te quiero Puta is hugely infectious. Rosenrot, Benzin and Spring stand out among the rest, but this is a great album from start to finish.
0Comment| 15 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 3 November 2005
Given that the previous four Rammstein albums have been excellent I was expecting them to have fallen down on this one. However I was mistaken. while keeping the same basic formula the boys have reduced some of the heavier stuff to give the album a more tuneful, melodic, even tender feel. Of course the CD does have its fair share of heavy metal. Particularly the track Mann Gegen Mann. In addition some new styles have been tried. The interesting Te Quiero Puta hs a good mix of spanish type music and good Rammstein signature. Overall the album has no poor tracks but it may not appeal to fans of really heavy tracks like Reise Reise and Mein Teil from the previous album.
The album is, like all the others going in a different direction which is what I like about the band. This means that their style does not stagnate and each album is refreshingly new.
Some standout tracks:
Benzin - the first single off the album. Very good upbeat song. If you haven't seen the video do, its great!
Mann Gegen Mann - A very good track makes a good anthem for the album whith its catchy chorus.
Wo Bist Du - A truly haunting track. Excellent chorus.
Stirb Nicht Vor Mir // Dont Die Before I Do - Half English half German, quiet, tuneful, thoughtful.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 26 January 2007
rammsteins fifth album,isnt a brand new album as such,for there are 6 songs that were ommitted from previous album reise reise along with 5 new ones,and sometimes an album of leftover tracks can be very dodgy,look no further than the shambles that was metallicas reload,however with rosenrot rammstein have released another brilliant album and deserve high praise.

rosenrot on first listen isnt as immediate as reise reise and thats hardly a shock as reise reise is pretty much perfection,but what although rosenrot may not be as good as reise and indeed mutter it starts to reveal itself after a few listens as a very dark but brilliant piece of work.

All the songs are great and even the inclusion of texas singer sharleen spiteri heightens what is an excellent song in 'stirb nicht vor mir (dont die before i do),the album contains some killer riffs and the attitude is spot on,the band still have a hunger that few can rival,so get this and you will be more than happy.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 November 2005
I hated reise reise, i mean i trully couldnt stand the album after mutter blew me away. I felt that songs like amerika somehow opened up rammstein into giving me a feeling of too much commercialism in terms of how the style of the music had changed.
I was actually abit reluctant to buy rosenrot but to be fair its pretty good. Its not on par with mutter but comes close. The album is growing on me and i dont care what people say Te Quiro puta is quite a cool song. Abit different but is that not what rammstein has always produced? weird and unusual songs with some heavy guitar riffs thrown in with weird melodic techno.
No this album wont dissappointment, its well worth the buy.
0Comment| 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 2 January 2007
I didnt like "Reise Reise", to me it was the poorest album, made for mass-chanting concerts, music seemed too similar and much of the same. It lacked that imagination and blend of heavy music with synth-futuristic sounds.

After that disappointment, i was very afraid to buy "Rosenrot", now im glad i took the risk.

This album is a very balanced piece of work, powerful, inspiring and as good as the 1st and 2nd albums at least ("Mutter" is a mark hard to surpass).

Favorites.. "Benzin", "Rosenrot", "Spring", "Wo Bist Du", "Stirb Nich Vor Mir" (the slow one in the album), "Zerstören" (perhaps my favorite of all the bunch), "Ein Lied"

Other songs arent bad, on the contraty, powerful "Mann Gegen Mann" or even entertaining "Te Quiero Puta!" (the comedy track). I cant seem to find a bad track in here.

In the present-days, listening to a new album with more than 5 good tracks is a rare thing, the majority here is excelent, the rest very good. That's enough for me to consider Rammstein in top-shape and cant wait to hear new stuff from them again.

If you love the first 3 albums, you wont be disappointed at all. 5 star to the art-cover also, "Mutter" and "Rosenrot" album-art are their best to date.
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 12 November 2005
A very different album than Reise Reise but to be honest all R+ albums have been very individual.This album shows a growth and maturity that manifests itself into a sleek professional sound that loses none of the normal R+ punch.
The much talked about 'Te Queiro Puta' is extremely clever. R+ combine two contrasting styles to create a unique 'funky' song(I love this one for driving).
Wo bist du is beautiful (strange concept for a R+ song I know). The melody is haunting and very Ohne Dich.
The only song that disappointed me was Stirb nicht vor mir sung in duet with Sharleen Spiteri of Texas.Flake in a recent interview said he was embarrassed by this version and prefered the duet sung in German with Till and Bobo. Personally I agree with him as I think a lot of the beauty of this song is lost in translation.
If you are a hardened R+ fan that wants the same music :loud,hard and rough this is not the album for you. This is typical R+ ; distinct, accomplished and powerful.There are songs for all : melodic (Ein Lied), stomping (Mann gegen Mann),fast paced riffs (Zestoren).
Personally I love this album and would recommend it to anyone.
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 28 November 2006
First time for everything, so here goes... Rammstein have released yet another masterpiece. Admittedly this is a bit different from their previous albums but it still maintains all of the ingredients that we have come to expect from the band: heavy riffing, stomping rythms, haunting melodies and a streak of black humour running through as long and wide as the Danube.

I am not going to list all the tracks but suffice to say that "Spring" is now my all time favourite song by the band, "Wo Bist Du" just gets better and better with each listen (as does the whole album) and Te Queiro Puta, a sort of Ennio Morriconne meets tijuana meets industrial metal, reduces me to fits of laughter with every play.

A better album than Reise Reise for my money, but don't take may word for it... buy it.
0Comment| 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
VINE VOICEon 9 November 2005
I've been a fan of Rammstein for a few years now and have been interested in seeing them progress from the bone crushing aural assault of 'Herzleid' to the deadpan/ goulish humour of 'Reise, Reise' - 'Rosenrot' has all the musical cues of earlier materials but now has lighter moments (as the title of review suggests even a disco beat) and even a song partly sung in English. The stand out track is Mann gegen Mann which is set for stun - and if you are in the car and the sub woofer is on it makes the usual dance music sound like it played on a mobile phone. In short existing Rammstein fans will find lots to like - new fans will hear a more accessible Rammstein.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 August 2006
This album is so powerful. Typical Rammstein, slow songs, fast songs, all brilliant. Before this album came out, 'Seemann' and 'Buck Dich' were my favourite Rammstein songs. Now, 'Benzin' and 'Feuer und wasser' are vying for top spot. I saw 'Benzin' performed live last year in, Birmingham, and It stunned me, sent me into shock. It is so Rammstein, dramatic, powerful and so well made. Mr Lindeman is a fantastic singer, he could do opera if the band ever splits up. That wont happen though if they can achieve such brilliance on a fifth album. Arguably the greatest band of all time, but this can't be called there best album as they are ALL amazing. Long live Rammstein.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)