Why Rammstein is such a great band
I know it’s not a popular opinion, but I really love Rammstein. As you might have guessed from the title of this post, Rammstein is a German metal band that many people say has had a profound influence on heavy metal music. To be honest though, I don’t understand why so many people dislike them so much. Yes, their lyrics are about death and destruction but isn’t that just because they’re German? And yes, the music may be simplistic compared to other bands’ but don’t we all need some simple music from time to time? Anyway let me get into more detail about why I think Rammstein is such an incredible band:
their music is catchy
The beauty of the band’s music is that it is so catchy. Rammstein is an excellent choice for dancing, singing along, listening to in the car or while doing other things and also just listening to while you are doing nothing, just like David Bowie during the seventies…
The songs have a nice beat to them and they are easy on the ears. The band has some great melodies which makes their music much more appealing than other bands who simply play riffs over and over again until you want to rip your ears off with a spoon (I am looking at you Pantera).
their lyrics are poetic
Rammstein is known for their poetic lyrics, which are often political or social commentary. The band’s songs are also sometimes very sexual.
The Germans are famous for being good at making music, and Rammstein is no exception: they write sensitively and evocatively about love, death, sex—and even politics. This might seem strange coming from a bunch of men who wear leather gimp suits onstage (and in music videos), but don’t let that fool you into thinking these guys aren’t deep thinkers! In fact, some of their more poetic lyrics include lines like “If I could make it through those years/I would put my heart back together again.” That comes from “Du riechst so gut” (“You Smell So Good”), one of the earliest hits by Rammstein; if you listen closely enough to the song’s vocals overtop its heavy metal instrumentals and pounding beat you’ll hear an earnestness in front man Till Lindemann’s voice that belies his usual deadpan delivery style—it sounds like he means every word he sings despite how silly it may sound when taken out of context
their live concerts are impossible to describe
Rammstein’s live concerts are impossible to describe. There are so many different things going on at once, it’s hard to take them all in. The band is known for their pyrotechnics and special effects, which include fireworks and flames shooting from the ground at certain points during their setlist. They also use costumes with masks or helmets that they wear while performing onstage—sometimes they even wear full body suits! It’s not just costumes though—some of their props include water guns filled with fake blood (which they shoot into the audience), fire hoses that spray out gallons of water onto fans who’ve been waiting in line outside the venue since dawn (and again throughout each show), large inflatable pigs (yes, real ones) that move around during songs like “Piggy,” and a giant robot named Till Lindemann (Till being his first name).
When describing Rammstein’s live performances, we could talk about all these details for pages upon pages but really what it comes down to is this: there isn’t another band like them anywhere else in pop culture today. No other act has such an elaborate stage show that rivals something you’d see at a Cirque du Soleil show – but yet still manages to keep true rock ‘n roll roots. You’ll never see anything like Rammstein if you go see them live!
their shows are such fantastic spectacles with pyrotechnics and other special effects
Rammstein is best known for their spectacular live shows. They have a big stage and many props, including large screens and pyrotechnics. The band has been known to use exploding drums, flamethrowers and even pigs’ heads on stage!
The production team behind Rammstein’s live shows is one of the best in the world. They have a lot of experience creating special effects for large concerts such as theirs: lasers, lights and explosions are all part of their repertoire!
they are like no other band in the world, having an unique style of music and image
Rammstein is a band that stands out from other bands. They have their own unique style of music and image. Rammstein is not like any other band in the world, having an unique style of music and image.
Rammstein is worth a listen if you have not checked them out yet!
Rammstein is worth a listen if you have not checked them out yet! They are unique, they are great musicians and they are fun to listen to. You can tell that they put their hearts into every song they create.
If the band’s name doesn’t give it away already: Rammstein was named after a German town called Ramstein-Miesenbach in the Rhineland-Palatinate region of Germany near Mannheim and Ludwigshafen am Rhein. The band members come from Berlin, East Berlin (then East Germany), West Berlin (then West Germany) and Düsseldorf in North Rhine-Westphalia near Cologne.
With everything that Rammstein has to offer, they are definitely worth a listen. Whether you like metal or not, their music is unique, infectious and memorable. Their lyrics are poetic and powerful, their concerts are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before (and probably will never see again). If you haven’t checked them out yet then I highly recommend doing so!
(Alain Jamot is a french composer/writer living in Berlin, discover his music here).