Album Review: Rammstein – Liebe ist für alle da
Liebe ist für alle da
Release Date: October 20, 2009
Record Label: Vagrant Records
Liebe ist für alle da is the sixth studio album from Berlin, Germany’s Rammstein. The album opens with the aggressive track “Rammlied” which comes on strong, much like Faith No More’s Angel Dust. The opening boldly proclaims, with large bollocks, “Nun das warten hat ein Ende, leiht euer Ohr einer Legende” (Now wait has an end, borrows your ear of a legend) “RAMM – STEIN!”
Most of the tracks, “Waidmanns Heil” and “Liebe ist für alle da,” are very heavy, as one might expect. “Frühling in Paris” breaks from the norm with an acoustic sound and large anthem-like feel. “Mehr” sounds like a cross between the Dr. Who theme song and old school metal, while “Roter Sand”, arguably the best track on the album, features haunting whistling (more like “Georgie’s theme” not “Wind of Change”).
The first single “Pussy” is great in it’s absurdity, but musically it’s the weakest track on the album. Lyrically, as the only English language track, Till Lindemann’s ability to express the words is not as polished as the tracks in German. The treatment of his lyrics in his native tongue is really gorgeous (to an American ear).
The album was added to the index of the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) in Germany. According to the Wikipedia entry for the album, this is most likely due to BDSM references in the lyrics of the track “Ich tu dir weh” and a picture inside the packaging displaying a nude woman about to be beaten. While it may be controversial, Liebe ist für alle da may also be the best work Rammstein has ever done.
- “Ich Tu Dir Weh”
- “Waidmanns Heil”
- “Frühling in Paris”
- “Wiener Blut”
- “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da”
- “Roter Sand”