YMMV: Rammstein

  • Awesome Music: For starters, "Feuer Frei" and "Ohne Dich".
    • "Du Hast" is their big crossover hit for a very good reason - an Epic Riff that could shatter the Earth's surface.
    • While all of their albums have supporters, Sehnsucht and Mutter are the two most preferred by fans.
    • The trailer for Hellboy 2 had its epicness enhanced by the judicious use of "Mein Herz Brennt".
    • Also, the entirety of Live Aus Berlin and Völkerball. MUST see for any Rammstein fan.
    • If we're going to list all of their awesome music, the best way to do it is to just post a tracklist of every album, every single, and even the demo songs.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: "Te Quiero Puta", a track off of Rosenrot. It's Rammstein's first (and to date, only) Spanish- language song, and unlike the rest of the album, it's so goofy and over the top that it borders on self-parody.
    • Much like the cartoon sound effect in "Küss mich (Fellfrosch)" or the Blues Rock of "Los", it's probably just a reminder that Rammstein have a sense of humour.
  • Broken Base: Liebe Ist Für Alle Da is either one of their best albums, or it's their worst.
  • Crazy Awesome: All of them.
  • Creepy Awesome: When one thinks of Rammstein, their Creepy-Awesomeness is probably the first thing that comes to mind.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Many of their videos, but especially "Pussy".
  • Ear Worm: You've got a pussy! I have a dickah!
    • Duuuu... Du Hast... Du Hast mich...
    • Links... Links... Links! Zwo! Drei! Vier!
    • We're all living in Amerika... Amerika ist wunderbar...
    • Feuer Frei! Bang!! Bang!!
  • Epic Riff: "Links 2-3-4", "Sehnsucht", "Tier", and the list goes on and on.
  • Epileptic Trees: There's a theory which says that "Haifisch" is their swan song, and that the band will break up. We shall see.
    • On the B-Side of the "Mein Land" single, there is a song called "Vergiss Uns Nicht" (translated: Don't Forget Us) which is sending fans into a panic as well.
    • Considering the Mein Herz Brennt single and B-side, it seems that they're just taking one of their famously long breaks so Richard can go do Emigrate stuff again and Till can write poetry and relax.
  • Even Better Sequel: In America, anyway. Sehnsucht (namely the song "Du Hast") was what put Rammstein on the map in America, and "Du Hast" is still the song most Americans remember Rammstein for (thanks in part to Guitar Hero 5).
  • Funny Moments: See the page.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: They have an insanely huge foreign fanbase. There's a reason of why the German name for the Germans Love David Hasselhoff trope is called "Americans Love Rammstein"...
    • Never Accepted in Their Hometown: ...Something that can't be applied to their hometown. To put it in Paul Landers's words: —> "We have such a bad reputation in Germany it can’t get any worse elsewhere."
    • Case in point: Völkerball, which takes place at Les Arenes de Nimes, France... to a packed crowd (Wikipedia calls capacity at 16,300).
    • You know the Madison Square Garden show? It was sold out thirty minutes after tickets went on sale, making Rammstein the first German band in history to accomplish that feat.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The video for "Ohne Dich". There's also this. Especially keeping in mind Flake's status as The Chew Toy, this falls under Aww, Look! They Really Do Give a Damn About Him.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Stein um Stein" becomes pretty funny if you have seen Nichtlustig cartoons about Mr. Riebmann.
  • Ho Yay:
    • The Infamous "Bück Dich" ("Bend Down/Over"). Till has been simulating exactly what the song is about on Flake ever since they first started touring. Barring some change-ups due to being arrested in Massachusetts for it back in '98.
      • Ever since the music video for "Mein Teil," the band sometimes opens Bück Dich leashed and crawling onstage with a mussed Frau Schneider whipping them the whole way.
    • The music video for "Mann Gegen Mann"-about the ups and downs of being a gay man-has all the band members performing nearly or completely naked amidst swarms of buff naked men.
    • Outside of performances and music videos, things like these pictures pop up from time to time, much to the delight of the shippers.
    • Paul has fantasies about Till-in-the-Snow-White-dress spanking him in the "Haifisch" video.
  • Internet Backdraft: Be warned about labeling Rammstein as a band of Nazis or, as a lesser example, arguing over the correct meaning of "Du Hast."
  • Mis-blamed:
    • Jonas Akerlund, who directed the videos for "Pussy" and "Ich Tu Dir Weh", has directed some pretty damn good music videos in his career, such as Metallica's videos for their covers of "Turn The Page" and "Whiskey In The Jar," as well as Prodigy's infamous "Smack My Bitch Up" video. However, some fans of the band just didn't feel either of those videos were up to the quality expected of Rammstein music videos and blamed him. Granted, there is the mitigating circumstance that neither "Pussy" or "Ich tu dir weh" were that widely distributed, relegated to being hosted on a porn site ("Pussy" for obvious reasons, "Ich tu dir weh" because of the indexing), but this isn't the point.
    • There are a fair number of people that accuse them of being a band of Nazis without good reason.
  • Moment of Awesome: The videos for "Ich Will" and "Sonne" are considered by many fans to be Rammstein's greatest videos.
  • Nightmare Fuel: They wouldn't be Rammstein without it!
    • The video for "Mein Teil" depicts two members writhing around in pain, one wrestling his double, one being fellated by an angel and subsequently eating her wings, one struggling to perform ballet, and the last dressed in drag (supposed to be the mother of the cannibal the song was about).
      • "Mein Teil", even without the video, is still a horribly frightening song. Lyrically, it concerns a real event of cannibalism that happened in Germany. And then there's the bridge, which is filled with distorted, backward screams.
    • "Dalai Lama". It's the combination of incredibly heavy riffing, ethereal keyboards, morbid subject matter and vocals.
    • The lyrics to "Stein um Stein" are, quite frankly, terrifying.
    • Also the lyrics to "Du Riechst So Gut" are disturbing. It's the ultimate Obsession Song with the stalkee getting raped by the stalker.
    • "Spieluhr" is about a child dying on purpose, getting buried and waking up in the grave.
  • Real Person Fic: Plenty, mostly of the Ho Yay variety.
  • Signature Song: "Du Hast".
  • Tear Jerker: See the tearjerker page for this band.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: Most of Rammstein's music videos had some sort of plot in the video. "Pussy" and "Ich tu dir weh"... did not. ("Pussy" was just gratuitous porn and "Ich tu dir weh" was a performance video.) They're already among the least liked videos. Hearing that the next video, "Haifisch", would go back to the normal formula had many fans breathing a sigh of relief.
  • The Woobie: One reason of why Flake is a fan favorite. He gets put through so much both on stage and in the music videos, he is either The Chew Toy or the Woobie to fans.
  • Yoko Oh No: Caron Bernstein, Kruspe's ex-wife. Other significant others have gotten this treatment too, but not to the extent Caron had.