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Skivrecension: Rammstein has left its ugly rawness but the provocations have aged

Rammstein is really shaped by the GDR. All the members grew up in east Germany and half was in the 80's of the last year involved in the punk band Feeling B. Their existence illustrated the state of the krackelerande dictatorship – rebellious music from the west had penetrated and grown into a movement that could not push out of the way, but those in power attempt to control the continued. The group's debut album was the first dedicated punkskiva was released in east germany's state record label Amiga.

the Members learned the protestmetod as the context demanded: To be so chaotic that they interfered with their mere existence, but to say something that could be turned against them. When the wall fell and Rammstein was formed in the refined method, to instead pull out the old undansopade sins in the light. Ubermensch-the aesthetics and military hardness, bildsatt with nazistfotografen Leni Riefenstahl's work, was used to pressing as hard as possible on the most delicate of points.

this provocation is also an intrinsic value. With the passage of time, the component plant of Rammstein. Of the broad masses, they are perhaps most famous for a song about hating their partner (”Du hast”), a gubbsjuk let to fuck immediately (”Pussy”) and a music video where the German cannibal Armin Meiwes is in the middle of the food (”Mein teil”).

the Eponymous ”Rammstein”, the first album in ten years, sets directly the same tone. In the music video for the single ”Deutschland” eat the band up nationalmaskoten Germania and the play of the prisoners in the nazi concentration camps. The reactions were not long in coming. The German government called the video ”a tasteless exploitation of artistic freedom”. It was of course the sentence.

the Second single, the same thing. ”Radio”, a basically sharp story about frihetssträvan of locked-in DDR youth, a music video where blond pinuppor worship, and masturbate with the radios.

Here is Rammstein facing the same problem as humorserien ”South Park” and tv personality Sacha Baron Cohen: Calculated tastelessness is no longer a particularly clever protest. When we have an american president who brags about his sexual abuse and a fast-growing brown party in Germany, is it not subversive of porn and nazistuniform. Rather, it is the highest plain, on the border of medlöperi.

to be nazis, but that the protest must be disciplined when power's strategy is to sow chaos. Now has the world's largest politicians pulled down the pants on themselves, and they wave happily to what was contained in it. The roles are reversed, and the old DDR-punks seem to have a hard time to take it in.

Ironically, the disc's strongest sprängstoff therefore, the more apolitiska rawness. ”Puppe”, where the frontman To the Lindemann yelled depicts a small child as avenge his prostituted sister, by having the death of the cod. Or the vulnerable kärleksballaden ”Diamond”.

given the album's title and members ' age, this could very well be their last album. It would be a pity, for It ugly rudeness is still something very special. But if they want to continue to be politically relevant, they need to give it a new form.

Best tracks: ”Ausländer”

Read more music reviews of Noah Soderberg, for example, about how Amon Amarth is trying to with a careful renewal.

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