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MUTTER
     

MUTTER

4.8 33
by Rammstein
 

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Flamethrowers, kettledrums, and random acts of psychic violence -- these are a few of Rammstein's favorite things. Bred in the rubble of preunification East Germany, the quartet has a natural predilection for the dark spaces where ugliness and beauty meet and mate -- you know, like Wagner outfitted with all manner of electric noisemakers. Mutter, the band's

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Flamethrowers, kettledrums, and random acts of psychic violence -- these are a few of Rammstein's favorite things. Bred in the rubble of preunification East Germany, the quartet has a natural predilection for the dark spaces where ugliness and beauty meet and mate -- you know, like Wagner outfitted with all manner of electric noisemakers. Mutter, the band's third full-length, maintains the high-decibel angst, as evidenced by the grinding, gut-pummeling "Links 2,3,4," but daubs some less monochromatic colors here and there on the landscape. The prog-styled string section that blankets "Mein Herz Brennt, Mutter" is at once soothing and creepy, like the incidental music of some long-forgotten horror flick, while a preschool chorus adds a certain degree of black humor to "Spieluhr." Guitarist Richard Kruspe does a mighty fine impression of just about every item you might spy in your friendly neighborhood foundry, only rarely deigning to turn loose some standard rock progressions. That contributes greatly to Rammstein's oddball appeal, as does the immovable-force presence of singer Till Lindemann, whose guttural wails make it easy to divine the angst of his lyrics, even without a German-English dictionary.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
With the first Rammstein album you hear, it's hard not to be slightly amazed by the sheer chutzpah of it all. The German lyrics, the prog rock tendencies, the classic metal guitars, and the ridiculous basso profundo vocals -- you either fall for it, spurn it, or are utterly bemused by the extremeness of it all. Unless you're a fanatic, it wears a little thin the second time around. And for most listeners, Mutter, the group's third album and sequel to their inexplicable commercial breakthrough Sehnsucht, will be the second time around since it's their first release since becoming a high profile act. Thing is, if you've heard that record, you've pretty much heard Mutter, since all the trademarks are in place, without much noticeable variation. Yes, there are slight differences, chief of which is the cleaner production, which streamlines everything so the guitars don't seem as heavy, the songs not as epic, and the whole enterprise not as ridiculous. That's not the same thing as stripping the group to the basics, however; it's more like wrapping up the music in nice, shiny paper and putting a ribbon on it. That's not really good for a group like Rammstein, but it doesn't dilute their impact, either, because they are what they are and no amount of polish will make them mainstream (nor will it make it possible to take them seriously). So, that does mean that Mutter isn't as good as Sehnsucht, but it isn't a stumble either -- and if you liked the first, you'll like this (not the same thing as being amused by the first -- in that case, this will try your patience). That still doesn't answer the question whether anybody outside of diehards needs more than one Rammstein album, but that's just a question of personal taste.
Rolling Stone - Pat Blashill
1/2 Rammstein evoke a self-loathing and wretchedness that Fred Durst only mimes.
Blender - Jason Bracelin
Mutter is the best thing the Germans have done for the erection since Heidi Klum.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2001
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0731454963923
catalogNumber:
549639
Rank:
23462

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Mutter 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe this Cd. I listened to it and it blew me away. Trash your old Korn, Limp Bizkit and Kid rock Cd's because this is true rock and none of that poser rap rock. Links 2 3 4's teutonic, mind battering guitars are by far the best! Mutter is one of the heaviest Cd's I've heard by any band with out the screaming and mumbling and annoying guitars. 'Ich Will'(I want) is a perfect song for a true metal fan. It has eerie sounds and crouds chanting in the background that beats Kitties music anyday. If you want something a little calmer listen to 'Nebel' because it's a soft calm song and Till really hits the notes with some help from BoBo in the background. I urge any Rammstein fans to buy Mutter!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every single song on this cd rocks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rammstein is the single greatest industrial metal band in existence. Everyone who has ever professed to be metal fan should buy this album.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Feurie frei is absoutley raw and heavy completly psycho sound best band ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mutter is a really,really good cd.I bought it right after Sehnsucht.The songs are really good and their music videos are wicked!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been in love w/ Rammstein since I was introdued to them by a friend and my german teacher recommended them a year later. I love they're lyrics and their fairly unique sound!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love rammstien's music. this album has many great songs on it. all of them have heavy gitars and a great beat. i can not say that this is their best album since all three of there albums are so good. i can say however that this album has more rock in it than sehnsuct or herzeleid. and if you have any of there other albums you know what they sound like and that's they way they sound in mutter but with a lot more gitars and less keyboarding.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rammstien is #1 if u love dark music.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is by far the best rammstien album yet. the guitars are so heavy you will want to scream, and the grinding vocals make this gothic-black metal title all the more enjoyable. the best songs are ''links 2-3-4'' , ''ich will'' , ''mein herz brennt'' , ''mutter'' , and ''sonne''. this album is so awesome, i prefer listening to this over limp bizkit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After the immensse sucess of Sehnsucht, I expected Rammstein to come back with an album that couldn't match the greatness of their last one. I was very wrong. On this cd, we hear great instrumentals, esspecially in the into and closing songs. Flake Lorenz's keyboard adds a unique sound to this CD, and the child's voice give it the beautiful and creepy sound we expect out of Rammstein. The best songs are "Links 234", "Sonne", "Feuer Frei!" and "Mutter". And if you can speak German, you will find "Zwitter" hilarious!
Guest More than 1 year ago
So fun. (I'm a 16-year-old female, so everyone can listen to this.) Especially Mein Herz Brennt, Links 2 3 4, and Sonne. Great stuff.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Never have I heard a group that sounded more enraged than Rammstein. I listen to them when I work out and it makes me go wild!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the best band ever to live past 28. I cant even describe them because they are so different from ANY other band. you CANNOT be a true fan and not want this cd. buy it for your own sake (and mine).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album truely tops all other albums i've ever heard before in my life. great lyrics, (if you speak german, that is) great guitar, great everything. I like "ich will" and "sonne" in particular.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best metle band... you shoud pick it up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Quite simply goes into industrial darkness like no other records by contemporary artists. The fuzz and crackle and spit of Spieluhr, Links 234, Feuer Frei and the sheer evil of Rein Raus and Ich Will simply took my breath away. The next single is 'Mutter' everyone...!!!! A monumental feast of stommpings!! Can't wait to see them now (Manchester, 17th May). Look out for videos too everyone! QUALITY
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD, Mutter, is completely awesome! I only have 2 of Rammstein's CDs (this and Sehnsucht) I think this one's better, even if Sehnsucht is absolutely cool!!! In my opinion, all the songs on this rock! Something you should surely have!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
awsome album rammstein has great songs and their concert are just amazingly intense and violent, very fun to go to
Guest More than 1 year ago
rammstein ist wunderbar! rammstein uber alles.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great album for anyone. if you speak german, the lyrics will tell you the story. if you don't, the sound and style will captivate you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is Rammstein's weakest album. It lacks the rawness and simplicity of Herzeleid, and the lyrics are not up to par with Sehnsucht (with a few exceptions such as Mutter and Zwitter). Mutter is a fine addition if you have the previous two albums, but if you are new to Rammstein go with Herzeleid and Sehnsucht first.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't let the violins or the two "softer" songs throw you! This album is full of surprises, but it's still Rammstein in all their glory! Listening to this, their third album, you can just hear how far they've come musically. The vocals aren't limited to the big, bad, "basso profundo", there are some parts sung with a softer voice and it's really quite a nice change. I have to say this, "Sonne" is just awesome and "Ich Will" is rockin'! I can't wait for their next album to come out, these guys can only get better! Love them or loath them, you'll never forget Rammstein! (Who out there also agrees?)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I could not give Rammstein enough credit for this album.Links 2 3 4's pounding guitars and ''ICH WILLS'' chants in the back ground are un-beatable. Sure you can listen to Limp Bizkits rap style or Linkin Parks rap-rock, But come on, Rammstein's 'Zwitter' is Supreme to any American music. Not to mension 'Mutter' the sad song with a great tune,has an unforgettable touch,especially when Till Lindemann sings ''Ohh gib mir kraft'' (give me strength).'NEBEL' is a wonderful tune with BoBo's voice in the background,sounding as beautiful in ''Engel'' and special versions of 'Alter man'. So before you go out to get Kid rock get Rammsteins REAL metal album and trash your Limp Bizkit and Korn CD'S for other teutonic,pulse-grinding, Rammstein albums because it will be worth every dime of your money. Also request this site to get in stock RAMMSTEINS new auto-biography. It's really great. Ich lieben Rammstein!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Be warned, this is HEAVY music, and it's probably not for fans of Jazz or Coldplay. Many people are turned off by how Naziish they sound, but if you can get past the german-ness, you'll see that Ramms+ein creates beautiful (If sometimes very silly) music.