ALBUM OF THE YEAR Not much discussion to make when the Giants of modern metal RAMMSTEIN puts out an album like "Reise Reise",they wrote a new chapter in the history books of rocknroll music with their last masterpiece "Mutter" (2001) and has already become a major influence for many bands in the industrial numetal genre. I?m glad these German rock monsters continues to record music the more organic way with less programmed and synthetic sounds like the first 2 albums "Herzeleid" and "Sennsucht" were based on. Any fan of songs like "Links 2,3,4","Mein Hertz Brennt","Sonne","Zwitter" and "Feuer Frei" of the last album won?t be disappointed when they hear new Rammstein classics such as the brutal first single "Mein teil",the new single "Amerika" with sarcastic lyrics,the almighty and cold "Keine lust",the predator of the album is without doubt the furious "Morgenstern" and the pompous opening title track "Reise reise" that very well could be the German Football Anthem of the World Cup 2006.
This new album offers the listener a more nuanced music adventure than the colossive "Mutter",some may feel that the last 3 songs "Stein um stein","Ohne dich" and "Amour" are too calm and moody to be typical Rammstein tracks but it only shows their strength as songwriters and I think the acoustic and uptempo track "Los" is way too supercool to be ignored by the rifflover. Be a part of the evolution revolution of music,feel the deep impact of Rammstein?s future rock and be amazed of the sound of highest quality from Star Wars producer Jacob Hellner and demon mixer Stefan Glaumann. ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!!