Mein Herz Brennt, the song that introduced me to one of the greatest bands I've ever had the pleasure of listening to, and to find out about a single of the track being released made me beam with joy.
However, the track here is a new version of the song instead of the original. Lyrics remain the same, but Till Lindemann's vocals have changed in tone slightly and a piano track accompany the song without the synthesizers, electric guitars and drums which most Rammstein songs have. And it worked extremely well. The piano is beautiful to listen to, and Till's vocals make a very eyrie, but calming song. Excluding the title track, there are also 4 other songs; a previously unreleased track titled "Gib Mir Deine Augen", a video edit of the soon to be released music video for the title track, a remix and a piano instrumental.
To make a short review short, this is definitely a must-have for die-hard Rammstein fans, and a perfect Christmas present. You won't be disappointed. 5 stars.
I first heard the original of this track on the Album 'Mutter' and loved it's beautiful opening and deliberate dischordant riff which perfectly describes (in musical terms) the subject matter of the song.
When the opening section was used in the Lukas Moodyson movie 'Lilja 4-ever' it's serene beauty took on a whole new meaning in the harrowing drama about a young girl forced into prostitution.
This new version adds a whole new dimension to the music's subtle beauty and is beautifully played. A fantastic and original re-interpretation of one of their finest songs!
Although an old song, this CD single has a new song (gib mir deine augen) which is typically Rammstein and four different versions of Mein Herz Brennt, all top notch. There are two piano versions, one, being an instrumental, which represent the song in a classical music way. There are a further two versions of mein hertz brennt. One the original and the other a heavy remix. I personally love it all.
Most Rammstein singles contain a song you already have and a couple questionable remixes but this one contains various new vesrions of Mein Herz Brennt, an awesome exclusive song and the one remix isn't too bad either.