History Music / Rammstein

12th Feb '18 10:17:05 AM neckpeck
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* AbusiveParents: "Laichzeit", "Tier" and "Wiener Blut".
* AndIMustScream: The victim in "Stein um Stein" is being held captive, abused and raped by the lyrical self. {{Lampshaded}} in that the last line of the song actually translates to "And no one will hear you scream."

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* AbusiveParents: "Laichzeit", "Tier" and [[BasedOnATrueStory "Wiener Blut".
Blut"]].
* AndIMustScream: The victim in "Stein um Um Stein" is being held captive, abused and raped by the lyrical self.self, who repeatedly says "Ich werde immer bei dir sein..."[[note]]I will always be with you[[/note]] in an eerie sing-song voice. {{Lampshaded}} in that the last line of the song actually translates to "And no one will hear you scream."



** Actually, the song it's intentionally based on is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTM9J1PX4CI the quasi-official anthem of German communism]].

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** Actually, In addition, the song it's intentionally based on is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTM9J1PX4CI the quasi-official anthem of German communism]].



** Do "Bück Dich" and "Ich Tu Dir Weh" count? The latter even specifically spells out "You love me because I don't love you"...

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** Do "Bück Dich" and "Ich Tu Dir Weh" count? The are less love songs and more... [[ObligatoryBondageSong fuck songs]], but the latter even specifically spells out "You love me because I don't love you"...



** However, it can be somehow [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that many Canadians themselves don't know that Wonderbra is Canadian.
** However Canada is at least on the North American continent.

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** However, it can be somehow somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that many Canadians themselves don't know that Wonderbra is Canadian.
** However
Canadian. And Canada is at least on the North American continent.



* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: The sun shining is referenced in some way in "Rammstein," "Engel," "Küss Mich (Fellfrosch)," "Mein Herz Brennt," "Sonne," "Mutter," "Morgenstern," "Mann Gegen Mann" and "Hilf Mir." ''Liebe Ist Für Alle Da'' is the only album where this theme does not come up.
* AxCrazy: ''Zerstören'' is about a spree killer. "Weisses Fleisch" is about a psychopath murdering a little child out of lust.

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* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: The sun shining is referenced in some way in "Rammstein," "Engel," "Küss Mich (Fellfrosch)," "Mein Herz Brennt," "Sonne," "Mutter," "Morgenstern," "Mann Gegen Mann" and "Hilf Mir." ''Liebe Ist Für Alle Da'' is the only album where this theme motiv does not come up.
* AxCrazy: ''Zerstören'' is about a spree killer. "Weisses Fleisch" is about a psychopath murdering a little child out of lust. "Halt" is about a ButtMonkey driven to mass murder.



* BilingualBonus: "Moskau" has parts sung in Russian; "Amerika" and "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" have parts sung in English, while "Pussy" is in straight English apart from [[InvokedTrope invoked]] Gratuitous German; there're also English versions of "Du Hast", "Engel" and "Amerika" among the singles; "Amour" and "Frühling in Paris" have some parts sung in French; and "Te Quiero Puta!" is sung entirely in Spanish. "Mein Teil" has the occasional moment where he'll say "Yeah this is mein teil" instead of the usual "Es ist mein teil" There is also, an astounding amount of wordplay in their songs, just in general. Till is fairly well qualified for the title of PungeonMaster. "Mein Land" is pretty much the only song whose name ''anyone'' can guess the English translation.

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* BilingualBonus: "Moskau" has parts sung in Russian; "Amerika" and "Stirb Nicht Vor Mir" have parts sung in English, while "Pussy" is in straight English apart from [[InvokedTrope invoked]] Gratuitous German; GratuitousGerman; there're also English versions of "Du Hast", "Engel" and "Amerika" among the singles; "Amour" and "Frühling in Paris" have some parts sung in French; and "Te Quiero Puta!" is sung entirely in Spanish. "Mein Teil" has the occasional moment where he'll say "Yeah this is mein teil" instead of the usual "Es ist mein teil" There is also, an astounding amount of wordplay in their songs, just in general. Till is fairly well qualified for the title of PungeonMaster. "Mein Land" is pretty much the only song whose name ''anyone'' can guess the English translation.



** The onomatopoeic phrase "Bang bang" from "Feuer Frei" was intentionally used because it means the same thing in English.

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** The onomatopoeic phrase "Bang bang" Bang!" from "Feuer Frei" was intentionally used because it means the same thing in English.English. I guess in German it would be spelled [[GratuitousGerman "Bäng Bäng"]] though.



* [[BrotherSisterIncest Brother-Brother Incest]]: "Spiel Mit Mir".

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* [[BrotherSisterIncest Brother-Brother Incest]]: BrotherSisterIncest: "Liese". Hinted at in "Klavier" and "Laichzeit".
** Brother-brother incest in
"Spiel Mit Mir".



-->''Can you hear me? [[AudienceParticipation We hear you]].''
-->''Can you see me? [[AudienceParticipation We see you]].''
-->''Can you feel me? [[AudienceParticipation We feel you]].''
-->''I don't understand you.''[[note]] towards the end, it repeatedly replaces "me" with "us."[[/note]]

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-->''Can --->''Can you hear me? [[AudienceParticipation We hear you]].''
-->''Can --->''Can you see me? [[AudienceParticipation We see you]].''
-->''Can --->''Can you feel me? [[AudienceParticipation We feel you]].''
-->''I --->''I don't understand you.''[[note]] towards the end, it repeatedly replaces "me" with "us."[[/note]]



* CloningBlues: "Mutter", sung from the perspective of a clone ''very'' unhappy about not having real parents.

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* CloningBlues: "Mutter", sung from the perspective of a clone ''very'' unhappy about not lamenting its existence, having real parents.never felt love or had a home.



* CrapsackWorld: "Halt" is written from the perspective of a person who's the [[ButtMonkey victim of society]], is completely fed up with the world and just can't stand it any longer.
---> ''Ich geh jetzt heim und hole mein [[WhosLaughingNow Gewehr!]]''[[note]]I'll go home and get my gun![[/note]]



** "Spieluhr" tells the story of a child presumed dead being buried alive with a music box put into its casket. The chorus features the child itself singing the words "Mein Herz schlägt nicht mehr weiter"[[note]]"My heart is no longer beating"[[/note]].

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** "Spieluhr" tells the story of a child presumed dead being buried alive with a music box put into its casket. The chorus features the child itself singing the words "Mein Herz schlägt nicht mehr weiter"[[note]]"My heart is beats no longer beating"[[/note]].longer"[[/note]].



* DrugsAreBad: One possible interpretation of the song "Adios", where the narrator talks about a man injecting himself ''music'' as a drug and overdosing.

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* DrugsAreBad: "Kokain" describes a horror trip in a ''very'' gruesome way.
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One possible interpretation of the song "Adios", where the narrator talks about a man injecting himself ''music'' music as a drug and overdosing.



* EtherealChoir: "Mein Teil", though sounding less like it comes from heaven, and more like... from hell. Also generously used in "Morgenstern" and briefly in the chorus of "Du Hast".

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* EtherealChoir: "Mein Teil", though sounding less like it comes from heaven, and more like... from hell. Also generously used in "Morgenstern" and briefly in the chorus of "Du Hast".



* ForeignPeopleAreSexy: Sort of parodied in "Pussy". This is why there's the GratuitousGerman [[{{Irony}} in a predominantly English song]]. The song itself is also a parody on the sex tourism trade.
* GoingNative: "Te Quiero Puta" makes sense in the knowledge that "Reise Reise" and much of "Rosenrot" were recorded in Malaga, Spain. As can be see in the "Making Of Reise Reise" documentary, the band had a very relaxing time there and spent a lot of time joking around. "Te Quiero Puta" soudns exactly like the sort of song written on holiday whilst attempting to speak the local language.

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* ForeignPeopleAreSexy: Sort of parodied in "Pussy". This is why there's the GratuitousGerman [[{{Irony}} in a predominantly English song]].song]], though still quite ironic since German is not considered to be a particularly attractive language. The song itself is also a parody on the sex tourism trade.
* GoingNative: "Te Quiero Puta" Puta!" makes sense in the knowledge that "Reise Reise" and much of "Rosenrot" were recorded in Malaga, Spain. As can be see in the "Making Of Reise Reise" documentary, the band had a very relaxing time there and spent a lot of time joking around. "Te Quiero Puta" soudns exactly like the sort of song written on holiday whilst attempting to speak the local language.



* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Fairly common, usually wound up in IntercourseWithYou. "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?" [[note]]"Do you want to see the bed in flames?"[[/note]] has a bridge chant of "Sex ist eine Schlacht! / Liebe ist Krieg!" ([[SexIsViolence "Sex is a battle! / Love is war!"]]). Complete with a sound of a reloading shotgun. And in some versions, a shot right after that.

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* InterplayOfSexAndViolence: Fairly common, usually wound up in IntercourseWithYou. "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?" [[note]]"Do you want to see the bed in flames?"[[/note]] has a bridge chant of "Sex ist eine Schlacht! / Liebe ist Krieg!" ([[SexIsViolence "Sex is a battle! / Love is war!"]]). Complete with a sound of a reloading shotgun. And in some versions, a shot right after that."Waidmanns Heil" is another good example.



** "Ohne Dich", a [[LoveHurts somber metal ballad about heartbreak]] with string quartets and soft drums comes right after "Stein um Stein", a song about abuse and rape, which ends on a LastNoteNightmare as mentioned above.

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** "Ohne Dich", a [[LoveHurts somber metal ballad about heartbreak]] with string quartets and soft drums comes right after "Stein um Stein", a gruesome song about abuse and rape, rape which ends on a LastNoteNightmare as mentioned above.



** "Der Meister" qualifies, with happy-sounding keyboards and riffs in a song about a predicted apocalypse.
** Most of "Heirate Mich" as well, which is a pretty groovy song about necrophilia.

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** "Der Meister" qualifies, Meister", with happy-sounding keyboards and riffs in a song about a predicted apocalypse.
** Most A lot of "Heirate Mich" as well, which is a pretty groovy song about necrophilia.



* MeaningfulName: "Dalai Lama" refers to the 14th Dalai Lama's fear of flying, and the song is "Der Erlkönig" [[RecycledInSpace on a plane]].
* MetalScream: Used in the chorus of "Wiener Blut", the background of "Wollt ihr das Bett...", the bridge of "Mein Teil", and at a few points in "Mann Gegen Mann". The [[CarefulWithThatAxe bridge and ending]] of "Stein um Stein" takes it UpToEleven.
* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: Can get as high as a 10-11, with considerable gusto.

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* MeaningfulName: "Dalai Lama" refers to the 14th Dalai Lama's fear of flying, and the song is "Der Erlkönig" [[RecycledInSpace on a plane]].
* MetalScream: Used in the chorus of "Wiener Blut", the background of "Wollt ihr das Bett...", the bridge of "Mein Teil", and at a few points in "Mann Gegen Mann".Mann" and "Mein Land". The [[CarefulWithThatAxe bridge and ending]] of "Stein um Stein" takes it UpToEleven.
* MohsScaleOfLyricalHardness: Can get Often gets as high as a 10-11, with considerable gusto.



* MurderBallad: "Weisses Fleisch", "Du Riechst So Gut", "Mein Teil", "Stein um Stein", and "Klavier". "Heirate Mich" is a [[ILoveTheDead post-mortem version]], of sorts.

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* MurderBallad: "Weisses Fleisch", "Du Riechst So Gut", "Mein Teil", "Stein um Stein", and "Klavier". "Heirate Mich" is a [[ILoveTheDead post-mortem version]], of sorts. "Wo Bist Du" and "Halt" at least hint at this.
30th Jan '18 4:49:31 PM nombretomado
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* MisplacedNationalism: "Amerika" is ''not'' meant to be a pro-America song. You'd think the bridge, ''"This is not a love song!"'' growled repeatedly would be a clue.
** This portion was likely Rammstein's attempt to avoid [[InsultBackfire a similar fate]] to that of Music/BruceSpringsteen's antiwar song "Born in the USA". In a way it's a veiled insult to Americans' listening comprehension abilities, since the band is generally [[DontExplainTheJoke very reluctant to openly declare]] its sarcastic or satirical intentions.
*** Similarly, Mein Land is about how people escape their countries to move to the richer western countries for a better life, only to be greeted with hostility by nationalists rather than being welcomed, making them feel they can neither go back to their old home nor find a new home. The video goes one further by presenting the band as the all-American archetype of The Beach Boys, who make America seem like a friendly place despite the reality being much more complicated.
26th Jan '18 11:00:21 AM Nanogon
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* ''TBA'' (Confirmed for spring 2018), as Till's band for his solo project let it slip that Rammstein will be working on the next album soon and made a point of saying it usually takes them 2 years.

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* ''TBA'' (Confirmed for spring fall 2018), as Till's band for his solo project let it slip that Rammstein will be working on the next album soon and made a point of saying it usually takes them 2 years.
25th Jan '18 7:54:00 AM Edgecrusher666
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* ''TBA'' (Confirmed for fall 2017 or spring 2018), as Till's band for his solo project let it slip that Rammstein will be working on the next album soon and made a point of saying it usually takes them 2 years.

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* ''TBA'' (Confirmed for fall 2017 or spring 2018), as Till's band for his solo project let it slip that Rammstein will be working on the next album soon and made a point of saying it usually takes them 2 years.
25th Jan '18 7:47:23 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Oliver Riedel - bass
* Christoph Schneider - drums

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* Oliver "Ollie" Riedel - bass
* Christoph "Doom" Schneider - drums
25th Jan '18 7:43:31 AM Edgecrusher666
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* Oliver 'Ollie' Riedel - bass
* Christoph 'Doom' Schneider - drums

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* Oliver 'Ollie' Riedel - bass
* Christoph 'Doom' Schneider - drums



** TheBigBad: Till
** TheDragon: Richard

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** TheBigBad: Till
Richard
** TheDragon: RichardTill
17th Jan '18 2:48:56 PM Skagit
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Averted in the Rosenrot video. Each band member is dressed as a priest of a different order, most appear to be Catholic but a few appear to be Orthodox or Protestant. This adds to the [[{{Ruritania}} ambiguous Eastern European]] setting.



* PedophilePriest: Hallelujah.

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* PedophilePriest: Hallelujah. Till's character in Rosenrot is an ephebophile priest.


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* {{Ruritania}} The Rosenrot video takes place hre.
12th Jan '18 11:18:55 AM Nanogon
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** "Los" also counts.
12th Jan '18 6:31:47 AM neckpeck
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* StalkerWithACrush: The narrator of "Du Riechst So Gut".

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* StalkerWithACrush: The narrator of "Du Riechst So Gut". "Feuer und Wasser" too, though to a much lesser extent.



** "[[WeAllLiveInAmerica Amerika]]" can be seen as one towards {{Eagleland}}.
** "Pussy" is a mockery of sexual tourism, with lines like "I can't get laid in Germany!"

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** "[[WeAllLiveInAmerica Amerika]]" can be seen as is one towards {{Eagleland}}.
** "Pussy" is a mockery of sexual tourism, tourism and on prostitution being legalized in Germany in 2003, with lines like "I can't get laid in Germany!"
12th Jan '18 5:58:21 AM neckpeck
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* AntiLoveSong: ''Many'' of them, but "Stein um Stein" and "Amour" come to mind.

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* AntiLoveSong: ''Many'' of them, but "Stein um Stein" Stein", "Herzeleid" and "Amour" come to mind.



* DrivenToSuicide: The song "Spring", where a man gets on to a bridge to enjoy the view, but a crowd forms eager to see him jump. [[spoiler:He gets pushed off.]]
* DrugsAreBad: One possible interpretation of the song "Adios", where the narrator talks about a man injecting himself 'music' as a drug and overdosing.

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* DrivenToSuicide: The song "Spring", where a man gets on to a bridge just to enjoy the view, but a crowd forms eager to see him jump. [[spoiler:He gets pushed off.]]
* DrugsAreBad: One possible interpretation of the song "Adios", where the narrator talks about a man injecting himself 'music' ''music'' as a drug and overdosing.


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* IJustWantToBeLoved: Many of their ballads, if not directly:
** Seemann hints at this, overall being an incredibly sad song sung in a weak, but desperate voice:
----> Am Ende bleib' ich doch alleine[[note]]In the end, I remain alone[[/note]]
** "Ohne Dich" in its entirety. ''Weh mir, oh weh!''[[note]]Woe to me, oh woe![[/note]]
** Mutter. Though it's more explicitly about loneliness and abandonment, the trope shines through.
----> Niemand gab mir einen Namen[[note]]Nobody gave me a name[[/note]]
----> Gezeugt in Hast und ohne Samen[[note]]Conceived in haste and without a semen[[/note]]
** "Mein Herz Brennt" is interpreted by many to be about how men are forced from a young age to repress their emotions and how it breaks them as people. The title of the song means "My heart is on fire", or more literally, "My heart ''is burning''".
** "Amour" is a comment on this whole trope.
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