Rammstein - Live Aus Berlin review


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Band: Rammstein
Album: Live Aus Berlin
Release date: 1999

01. Spiel Mit Mir
02. Herzeleid [limited edition bonus]
03. Bestrafe Mich
04. Weisses Fleisch
05. Sehnsucht
06. Asche Zu Asche
07. Wilder Wein
08. Klavier [limited edition bonus]
09. Heirate Mich
10. Du Riechst So Gut
11. Du Hast
12. Bück Dich
13. Engel [feat. Christiane "Bobo" Herbold]
14. Rammstein
15. Tier [limited edition bonus]
16. Laichzeit
17. Wollt Ihr Das Bett In Flammen Sehen?
18. Seemann
+ Tier [video] [limited edition bonus]
+ Asche Zu Asche [video] [limited edition bonus]
+ Wilder Wein [video] [limited edition bonus]

Normally I'm not a huge Rammstein fan at all, but I like a good deal of their songs and they are probably one of the most original bands in the music history. You can't really talk about originality on a live album, but it's probably the most important thing with this German band and I couldn't write this review without mentioning it. My German is more than limited; I understand maybe ten words on this album, but still I can't get enough of Till Lindemann's complete charisma. German sure has to be one of the most brutal languages in the world and it fits more than perfect with the music. The rhythm of the music is monotonous and evil and the keyboards are industrial and spooky. All instruments sure provide a lot to the originality of Rammstein.

Otherwise I can't say anything else but that Live Aus Berlin is the perfect live album for me. Everything is as it should be - all my favourites are featured, the performance is flawless, the production is raw and cold and still gives a great live feeling. And of course the audience is great - Rammstein plus Berlin is a combination that can't be anything else than perfect. Hearing every single person of the crowd sing along in songs like 'Engel' and 'Du Hast' is shivering and can't be compared too many other live albums I know.

All things mentioned above, especially the audience and the perfect tracklist should be enough for me to give this album 10/10, but then, I just like the music very much, which isn't really the same thing as loving it. Still I am very, very impressed and I have to say that 'Live Aus Berlin' is one of the best live albums ever.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 10
Songwriting: -
Originality: 10
Production: 9

Written by Spyroid | 22.07.2008


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Comments: 4   Visited by: 40 users
22.07.2008 - 21:55
Angel of Lust
A great live, I love it...
Asche Zu Asche live is always a pleasure!

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear,
and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
Howard Phillips Lovecraft
23.07.2008 - 00:01
Rosetta Stoned
Written by Katatronik on 22.07.2008 at 21:55

A great live, I love it...
Asche Zu Asche live is always a pleasure!

Haha, most of the choruses are pretty grateful to sing along to
23.07.2008 - 13:29
Mr. Doctor
Is one of my absolute favorite live albums/DVDs.

The charisma that rammstein evokes is probably the reason why I love this band so much. I also agree that the tracklist is a huge highlight. Not a single song missing here from their golden period.
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
24.01.2009 - 23:47
Its the first R+ concert that saw in video.. awsome concert to me!
even though my first concert was in the Mutter tour, and that later I went to Nimes in 2005, I'm still a Herzeleid-Sehnsucht era type of person.. so I just love this live..
its when you travel that you realise that man will never really belong to a country...

Rammstein - Paris, Bercy: 8th of december

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