Rammstein - Reise Reise

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  1. Andrew Bunk

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    Anyone else hear this yet? I couldn't wait for the US release date (which I think is either 11/2 or 11/16), so I ordered it from Amazon UK, as it released worldwide last week except for the US and Canada.

    I'm loving it so far. I think they've gotten even more gothy and melodic on this release than Mutter. I don't think this will disappoint their long-time fans.
     
  2. AricB

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    is this mostly in english or german? I dont have mutter but did quite like sensucht for a while there...
     
  3. Garrett Lundy

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    Must...keep....hand...away...from.....Platinum card!..... can't...afford.....APR! [​IMG]
     
  4. Andrew Bunk

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    Aric,

    It's all German except for the chorus on "Amerika", which is mostly English, but some German.

    I'd definitely check out Mutter if you can. Both Mutter and Reise Reise are as good as Sehnsucht, but more mature. Sehnsucht was more playful IMO. They're all good though. I still have a soft spot for Herzeleid though.
     
  5. Garrett Lundy

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    And my two favorite tracks 'Kokain' and 'Das Modell' are only available on a singles disk! [​IMG] But, oh what a sweet singles disk it is! [​IMG]
     
  6. Andrew Bunk

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    I love those tunes too. I even like the different version of Alter Mann with the added female vocals.
     
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    I've been a fan of Rammstein since MTV played Du Hast so many summers ago (this is probably the case for a lot of us American fans), but Herzeleid ended up being my favorite album of theirs. I was kind of disappointed with Mutter, and the singles I've heard from this latest effort don't seem like they're any better. I'll wait for the U.S. release date and hope that it's $10 or less at Best Buy, but I fear that this may be the last Rammstein album I buy. [​IMG]
     
  8. Garrett Lundy

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    Quick review (if anyone still cares):


    Reise, Reise as an album doesn't mix well. Its easier to think of it as 11 seperate tracks of audio-experimentation. Overall Rammstein keeps is signature sound (Vocals mixed loud so the frontman doesn't have to scream his lyrics, guitars turned down so they don't compete with drums, and a keyboard used mostly to sample strange synthetic instruments: harmonica and accordian for this album. Lots and lots of 'fuzz' for the guitars.Also you get a background "choir" in most of the tracks). Overall a polished and compressed mix, don't expect this to be mistaken for a live show. If you're familiar with the material, Reise Reise is more Mutter, less Herzeleid.

    Now that we're all caught up and on the same page, I can give track-specific notes. As I said; this album is really more of a collection of different "sounds". None of the tracks really have anything to do with anything else.

    Track 1. Reise Reise, also the namesake of the album, is a catchy heavy metal tune. Featuring the 'afore mentioned "chorus" and a moderate pace. I'd say this song is closest to Mutter stylistically.

    Track 2. Mein Teil, is the albums Nu*Metal headbanging song. Expect it to be popular with 17 year olds in mosh pits.

    Track 3. Dalai Lama, the albums 'throw-away' song. Its just not very catchy.

    Track 4. Keine Lust, Is the thrash-metal track. Danger! Excessive guitar wailing beyond this point! Oddly reminds me of Megadeath's Train of Consequence

    Track 5. Los, Rammstein works with a properly tuned guitar and a harmonica! A moody Goth-Rockabilly jingle in German. I'd buy a whole album of this [​IMG]

    Track 6. Amerika, Rammsteins snarky message to trans-global corporations and the westernization of the globe. I'd have included the Mtv music video as a CD-rom extra on the disk. frontman also has a great accent for saying "Coca-Cola"

    Track 7. Moskau, If an Industrial metal band ever tried to be a Glam-rock band. This song would result.

    Track 8. Morgenstern, Despite a slow start, we get something that sounds like a lost Stadium-rock classic. Pretty good, would make for a killer live song.

    Track 9. Stein um Stein, The ballad, by way of Leonard Cohen's 'The Future' album and mix in some Type O Negative.

    Track 10. Ohne Dich, The weepy ballad. Expect at least one suicide to this song somewhere in the world.

    Track 11. Amour, And to finish the album off we get "Amour".Which is what happens when Heavy Metal crossbreeds with Alt-Rock, circa 1995.

    What you end up with is an ecclectic jumble of 'stuff'. Your regular chuckleheads would do well to stick with Sehnsucht and herzeleid. Hardcore fans will buy this as a matter-of-fact, and everyone else I give the suggestion to take the tracks that sound most-appealing and download them individually (From a legal e-store of course).
     

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