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East German industrial titans follow up 2004's Reise Reise with this fifth studio album, whose title translates as "Rose Red". It consists of leftover material from the Reise Reise sessions which the band felt strong enough to merit a release in its own right. On this album they continue to broaden their palette with a track in Spanish and a duet with Texas's Sharleen Spiteri on "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" ("Don't Die Before Me"). Includes the single "Benzin" ("Petrol").
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So where's the controversy? To understand Rosenrot, you need some background. Shortly after the release of Reise, Reise, Rammstein found themselves a bit disillusioned with touring (where someband members began to feel the weight of fans' demand for over-the-top shows), and with their record company (as they were only one album short of fulfulling their contract and re-negotiating their terms). Returning to the studio briefly, the band agreed that there was enough material leftover from the previous album to begin a work originally called Reise, Reise Part 2. Adding in some new tracks, Rammstein quickly pushed out the successor that became Rosenrot, which they now felt was strong enough to be a stand-alone album, and not just a Part 2.
So is Rosenrot just a half-baked attempt to fulfill some random obligations? Not in this reviewer's opinion. A few tracks will definately grate on some listener's ears (Stirb Night vor Mir is the un-popular choice here), but all of the fuss over only a small number of hit-or-miss tracks should tell you something about the history of the band. Rammstein fans are used to releases full of potential singles, where nary a weak song exists. Even if you wind up passing on a few tracks, what's left is brutally fun music that's well worth the purchase price. Right off the bat, the album opens up with Benzin and Mann Gegen Mann, guitar-heavy tracks that will please Rammstein fans of any era.Read more ›
As for "Rosenrot", the best tracks here are "Benzin" (a rather fitting song since everyone's fussing about gas prices), "Mann gegen Mann", "Spring", and "Zerstoeren". Of all the songs on the CD, those were the ones I found myself listening to the most. ESPECIALLY "Zerstoeren"! My goodness is that a hard and heavy song!!! If you love "Mein Teil" and "Weisses Fleisch" you're sure to love this one! It starts off with a bit of a middle eastern sound to it.
There are a few other surprise in this CD as well: "Te Quiero Puta!" is almost entirely sung by Rammstein--in SPANISH!
The song "Stirb nicht vor mir" has the English translation next to it: (Don't die before I do). Why's that, you ask? Well, because that song has some ENGLISH parts in it, but with the bulk of the song still in German. That song is a bit hard for me to describe. Oh, let's put it this way, non-traditional Rammstein and the female singer for the English parts is from Texas.
Overall, there were about 4 or 5 songs on this CD that I really liked, which is certainly not bad considering there are 11 tracks. And for this being their fifth album that is especially impressive. Rammstein is fortunate not to have dwindled away into mediocrity.
So fear not loyal Rammstein fan, the ship pictured on the front of the CD is sound and sea-worthy, floats, and sure as hell will break through the ice!
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The singles don't stand out on this album the way they have on previous Rammstein work, but all the songs as a whole have a much more polished, sustainable, professional feel. Read morePublished 4 months ago by T. Cue.
If you like Rammstein, you should definitely get this album to round out your collection, since it *is* a full legit album of their work, but I would say that it is their weakest... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sex_Engr_RockNRoll