Oomph! is an IndustrialMetal band (even though their first album, ''[[SelfTitledAlbum Oomph!]]'', was an [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness EBM album]]) founded in 1989 in Wolfsburg, Germany, consisting of Dero Goi (vocals/drums), Andreas Crap (lead guitar) and Robert Flux (rhythm guitar/bass). Their second album, ''[[NewSoundAlbum Sperm]]'', released in 1994, is widely considered the UrExample of Neue Deutsche Härte, a German subgenre of IndustrialMetal with influences from EBM, featuring such bands as Unheilig, Eisbrecher, Megaherz, ASP and a certain little band that you may have heard of going by the name of {{Rammstein}}.

Even though they were very influential, they didn't make their big mainstream breakthrough in Germany until 2004, when "Augen auf!", the first single from their album ''Wahrheit oder Pflicht'', was #1 on the German singles chart for 8 consecutive weeks.

The sound of their music has varied '''a lot''' over the years -- just compare "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_epdNOPN3s Wunschkind]]" (''Wunschkind'', 1996) with "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY2o_U0cQ10 Kleinstadtboy]]" (''Des Wahnnsinns fette Beute'', 2012).

Discography as of 2012:
* ''Oomph!'' (1992)
* ''Sperm'' (1994)
* ''Defekt'' (1995)
* ''Wunschkind'' (1996)
* ''Unrein'' (1998)
* ''Plastik'' (1999)
* ''Ego'' (2001)
* ''Wahrheit oder Pflicht'' (2004)
* ''[=GlaubeLiebeTod=]'' (2006)
* ''Monster'' (2008)
* ''Des Wahnsinns fette Beute'' (2012)

!This band provides examples of:
* ArmouredClosetGay: Three protagonists of "Kleinstadtboy".
* ArtifactOfAttraction: "Mein Schatz" is about the attractive power of [[Literature/LordOfTheRings The One Ring]], told from Gollum's perspective.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: The village in the music video for "Das weisse Licht".
* ConceptAlbum: ''Wunschkind'' is based around the theme of child abuse.
* CreepyChild: The music video for "Augen auf!" is full of them.
* DownTheRabbitHole: The music video for "Labyrinth" is based on Literature/AliceInWonderland, so naturally.
* {{Gorn}}: The music videos for "Beim ersten Mal tut's immer weh" and "Auf Kurs".
* HotTeacher: Marta Jandova's character in the music video for "Träumst du".
* IntercourseWithYou: "GIB MIR SEX!"
* LeadDrummer: Dero Goi.
* MoodWhiplash: "Seemannsrose", a bawdy accordion-filled folk music parody, is immediately followed by a doleful song about grieving for a suicide victim.
* NarrativePoem: "Eine Frau spricht im Schlaf" has one of these as lyrics, the text being a well-known work by a German poet Erich Kästner.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Sperm'', ''Plastik'' and ''Des Wahnnsinns fette Beute''.
* ReligionRantSong:
** "Gott ist ein Popstar" is type 2 by comparing God to a popstar, who merely provides the masses with something to obsess over without giving any actual relief from worldly problems.
** "Menschsein" is another type 2, stating that humans only use religion as an excuse to destroy each other.
* RobotMe: Dero in "Das weisse Licht".
* SelfAbuse: Hilariously spoofed in "Deine Eltern".
* SelfDemonstratingSong: The song "Defekt" (meaning "defective" or "faulty") ends with a loop which sounds like a phonograph glitch.
* SpoofAesop: "Deine Eltern" starts out like a song about parents always knowing better, but the advice they give their child turns out to be "don't touch yourself or [[SelfAbuse you'll go blind]]", even though they have [[BrokenAesop bad eyesight themselves]].
* TeacherStudentRomance / TooKinkyToTorture: The music video for "Träumst du" features male students misbehaving so that they can get caned by their teacher.
* WeAllDieSomeday: "Geborn zu sterben" (Born to Die) is about life's fleetingness.