The looong-awaited new RAMMSTEIN album finally sees the light of day!!
And its easily outselling the rest of the Top 10 albums by about 3:1!
So is it any good?? Yes, yes, yes. It is SO good!!
This is of course their first proper studio album in 10 years, and it doesnt disappoint. It has already delivered a #1 hit (Deutschland, the first since 2004s Mein Teil), and the second ~ Radio ~ currently sits at #2 and is still a strong contender for #1!
Other prominent Neue Deutsche Haerte/Industrial bands like Eisbrecher, Stahlmann and Oomph! have recently indicated that theres still strong interest in the genre, and now with the new album Rammstein once again prove why theyre the top of the pile!
There are no duds on the album. I LOVE the first half to bits... I dont think they could have come out with better songs if they tried!
While the 2nd half is still good, my only complaint perhaps is that there are too many mid-tempo tracks... I think if theyd replaced one of them with a more uptemp one, the pacing would have been perfect for me.
It is a minor gripe however, since all the songs are good, and this is still a stellar comeback!
(Other standouts/favourites: Auslšnder (!), Sex, Puppe and Zeig Dich).