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Classic Album Review: Rammstein | Mutter

The Teutonic terrorists add Wagnerian pomp & operatic grandeur to their sound.

This came out in 2001 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


The stomping goosestep rhythms and industrial Eurometal. The barked German lyrics. The guttural grunts, rolled Rs and phlegm-clearing Hs. The typically Teutonic, totalitarian aggression and oppression. The slightly scary Nuremberg-style chants. Yep, it’s a Rammstein record all right.

Oh sure, these 11 songs have a little more Wagnerian pomp and operatic grandeur than their first two studio albums did. But don’t be fooled — the title may translate as Mother, but this is still music to invade Poland to. Music that will put the eins zwei drei fear into you. Do not be foolish and try to resist them. After all — they have ways of making you rock.