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Rosenrot
     

Rosenrot

4.3 13
by Rammstein
 

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To date, Rammstein haven't been able to equal the excitement and power of their breakthrough 1998 album, Sehnsucht, and while Rosenrot suffers that fate, there's an EP's worth of brilliance and one track that towers above them all. Just as exciting as their massive hit "Du Hast," "Te Quiero Puta!" is a glorious blend of the

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To date, Rammstein haven't been able to equal the excitement and power of their breakthrough 1998 album, Sehnsucht, and while Rosenrot suffers that fate, there's an EP's worth of brilliance and one track that towers above them all. Just as exciting as their massive hit "Du Hast," "Te Quiero Puta!" is a glorious blend of the group's usual Teutonic crunch and mariachi music that earns the exclamation point in its title. It's loco to hear Rammstein with bright horns and Latin vocalists and just about as odd to hear them with Sharleen Spiteri -- lead singer for the classy pop act Texas -- whose sweet and somber vocals make "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir (Don't Die Before I Do)" sound very dreamy, very Nightwish. The out of control "Zerstören" and "Benzin," with its biting social commentary on the world's addiction to oil, are the final two tracks for the hypothetical four-star EP, since the rest of Rosenrot sounds a bit too formulaic. Most everything is tense during the verses, then blows up during the choruses, but if there's one area the band has made giant steps, it's with the lyrics. Greed, irresponsible hedonism, and modern-day interpretations of Goethe are touched upon through wordplay and metaphor, all of it lost on the non-Deutsch speaking set. It still doesn't make up for the stale turns the music takes on a good portion of the album, but there are signs that Sehnsucht's worthy follow-up is more possible than ever.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/19/2005
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602498751244
catalogNumber:
86296
Rank:
42757

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rammstein   Primary Artist
Sharleen Spiteri   Guest Appearance
Carmen Zapata   Vocals
Paul Landers   Group Member
Till Lindemann   Group Member
Christian "Doktor" Lorenz   Group Member
Oliver Riedel   Group Member
Christoph "Doom" Schneider   Group Member
Bobo   Background Vocals
Christo Hermanndos   Trumpet
Matthias Wilke   Conductor
Richard Z. Kruspe   Group Member
Christian Lorenz   Group Member

Technical Credits

Rammstein   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Jacob Hellner   Producer,Audio Production
Till Lindemann   Author
Ulf Kruckenberg   Engineer
Sven Helbig   Arranger,Engineer
Emanuel Fialik   Management
Olsen Involtini   String Arrangements
Plantage   Cover Design

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Rosenrot 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
This officially wraps up my review stream on Rammstein, though I will probably be back at it again once I come into possession of their DVDs and view them, but this is it for now. Sure, this album perhaps lacked a slight bit of luster by them & didn't seem quite the same in a lot of ways, but at the same time, I think this album was an explorative journey by them to sort of play with their sound a little bit, and to be quite honest with you, I rather liked it. Yes, it's probably my least favorite of their to date, but not by much, and I still couldn't even bring myself to rate this even 4 stars, because I still love it for what it is. Benzin was perhaps my favorite song on the album, and I found Te Quero Punta quite amusing, lol, but the whole album in and of itself really isn't bad, and I for one actually rather enjoyed listening to it, and will continue to for quite a while to come. If you want to get a good place to start with Rammstein, if you aren't very familiar with them, I wouldn't recommend starting here necessarily, but rather start with one of their other works, say Hezereild or Sehnsucht or Mutter or something, and then after you have explored that stuff a little, and perhaps Reise Reise as well, then give this one a listen and compare for yourself. Some of it might seem a bit drearier than usual in a lot of parts and a slight bit different in sound in a lot of areas, but at the same time, it is still a neat album, with plenty to offer. I like it! Check it out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Something about Rammstein's most recent effort just isn't quite right. The tongue-in-cheek lyrics about sex and death which fans have come to expect are present in full force, but the tunes just aren't as catchy. A lot of the riffs on this album sound unfinished, as if the band didn't take quite enough time to flesh out their compositions. While the bilingual duet "Moskau" from Rammstein's previous album Reise Reise was an energetic, driving piece of dance metal reminiscent of Sehnsucht-era hits "Engel" and (of course) "Du Hast", both of this album's attempts fall short of the mark. "Stirb nicht vor mir", an otherwise beautiful ballad, unfortunately falls prey to its English lyrics, which sound a little rough to a native speaker's ear, and "Te qiero puta" packs a lot of punch but comes across as too overtly jokey -- the best part about Rammstein's humor is its subtlety. The conceptual creativity and Gothic humor demonstrated in previous albums like Reise Reise and the masterwork Mutter are still present in songs like "Rosenrot", "Mann gegen mann", and "Feuer und wasser", but the execution is lacking this time around. Hopefully Rammstein will take a little more time to work on their next record and return to the greatness they are still capable of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
To start off, allow me to put things into perspective. When I first heard Du Hast, I was blown away. When I heard Mein Teil and Stein um Stein, it was like being reborn again. I vowed never to love any other songs. Guess what Rosenrot made me do? This CD is beautiful. While all the songs rocked, Rosenrot had such beautiful melody and haunting rhythym that I could not stop replaying it. Thank You, Rammstein.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Less than a year after the release of "Reise, Reise", the German Industrial Metal Band, Rammstein, is back with their fifth studio album, ROSENROT, or Rosered. From the start, this album is a joy to listen to and full of surprises. Benzin, the first single off this album, is a fast paced tribute to pyromania, Rammstein's notorious live concert trademark. Mann gegen Mann, Spring and Wo Bist Du herald a return to the use of Depeche Modesque syntheiszers and are hauntingly catchy tunes. Rosenrot and Stirb Nicht Vor Mir are new sounds to the band, with S.N.V.R. including a duet with an English singer. Feuer und Wasser sends shivers down your spine after the first listen and literally fades into the last song, Ein Song, which is a very smooth way to end such an ecstatic album. Rosenrot is simply a joy to listen to!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got this CD, and ever since my first listen, I haven't been able to turn it off! The music on Rammstein's new CD, ROSENROT (German for "Rose-Red") is sooo loud, powerful, and done in such a creative way every song leaves you headbanging and breathless. The drummer is all over the place the keyboardist has taken on Depeche Mode type synthesizers the guitarists and bass player are still roaring their instruments and the singer is showing off what he can do with his voice with actually screaming, and singing in such a deep, powerful voice, and even singing so beautifully. The band also adds such things as choirs and a flute to certain songs, even bringing in a British singer named Sharleen Spiteri. Rammstein have always proven themselves a band that never fails at industrial/heavy metal music. With each CD they have released in the past, they've brought forth just amazing music and creepy, yet nonetheless great lyrics. If you're a major fan of Rammstein as I am, then you will not - I repeat - will not be disappointed with ROSENROT. And if you are new and barely introduce to Rammstein, then this is the CD you must get.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved their previous cd's but this one sucks. very disappointing. The cd seemed unfinished. Missing their usual touch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also think that rammstein could have made this cd a bit better before shipping it, but i do believe that this is a major jump for them in Amerika and Mexiko. Having a spanish song and a part english song while being a german band is a good mix to send them into the ears of the American people who probably only hear those two languages. it takes it to the heart of the people/ their fans in the western part of the world. So yes this cd could be better but it is still a great cd that clash cultures.
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