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Rammstein: Liebe Ist Für Alle Da

Rammstein's heavy industrial metal with repetitive super catchy riffs, topped with German vocals has been a recipe for success, plus they know how to put on a great live show. Studio album number six for Rammstein is titled Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, and first single "Pussy" certainly got some attention with its very explicit video clip. The song itself isn't Rammstein's best, and as for the lyrics which are sung in English:

"You've got a pussy
I have a dick ah
So, what's the problem
Let's do it quick
So take me now before it's too late
Life's too short so I can't wait
Take me now, oh, don't you see
I can't get laid in Germany"

Well, Rammstein aren't going to win any awards with this one, but that wouldn't be their intention, anyway it's probably best to skip this one if the kids are in earshot. I was cautious after hearing "Pussy" as to whether Liebe Ist Für Alle Da would merit purchasing, although after hearing the sample of "Rammlied" that soon changed. I did enjoy their guitarist Richard Z Kruspe's Emigrate release, but it's good to finally hear new Rammstein material, after all their last release was 2005's Rosenrot.

There are different versions of Liebe Ist Für Alle Da available, you have the choice of either single or dual CD editions, the bonus CD has five unreleased songs. These bonus tracks are quite good, like "Fuhre Mich", which is your typical Rammstein hard banger, and while a nice extra, the main CDs where it's at. But wait there's more, there is a double vinyl version, and keeping in line with the raunchy "Pussy" there's also another deluxe box edition, with adult content.

One thing that stands out on Liebe Ist Für Alle Da is drummer Christoph Schneider's playing, and while Rammstein's music doesn't require overly technical showmanship, he is mixing it up more so to speak with his feet. "Rammlied" is track one on Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, this mighty thumping tune is one of Rammstein's best in a while. "Waidmanns Heil" is a fun faster song, "Haifisch" changes the feel, the music while of course heavier for some strange reason reminds me of Pink's "Cuz I Can" of all things and "B********" should have been called balls as its got plenty.

If you want metal that's considerably heavy and very catchy but not too complicated, and with an instant appeal, then it's here for you on Liebe Ist Für Alle Da.

Track Listing
Disc 1:
2.Ich Tu Dir Weh
3.Waidmanns Heil
6.Fruhling In Paris
7.Wiener Blut
9.Liebe Ist F r Alle Da
11.Roter Sand
Disc 2:
1.Fuhre Mich
4.Roter Sand - Orchester Version

Added: November 8th 2009
Reviewer: Scott Jessup
Related Link: Band Website
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Language: english

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Rammstein: Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
Posted by Scott Ward, SoT Staff Writer on 2009-11-08 14:38:11
My Score:

They say that Hollywood is out of ideas. Well here is one. Remember the old movie Cabaret? I can see a remake of it with this album as the soundtrack for a new version with Till Lindermann in the Joel Grey role as Master of Ceremonies. It has everything they would need. The powerful opening number ("Rammlied"), the retrospective piece (Frūling In Paris"), over the top comedy ("Pussy") and the eerie ballad like ending ("Roter Sand"). Almost the entire disc is sung in German, I think that would fit well into the storyline too. After finding out what the title translates to and seeing the video that was released for the song "Pussy", it would be a simple choice to make the new NC-17 version.

Rammstein has once again pushed the limit of their musical boundries, this time heading into territories that make me think of that old movie. For the most part they take their industrial metal sound and produce something that falls somewhere in between a German version of Marilyn Manson and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. While there is plenty of heaviness to keep the Rammstein faithful happy ((B********"), ("Rammlied") and ("Ich Tu Dir Wen") this disc does tend to lean toward the techno, industrial side. Some of this works extremely well but then bits of it also sounds like it is filler.

It still is an enjoyable album but grows weary after very many plays. It is Rammstein for sure but not their best. I think that is why the marketing of the album is more about the packaging and the accessories available as the music is not as strong as it should be.

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