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Liebe Ist Für Alle Da

Goddamned Germans. I swear to God they try to be as weird as fucking possible, while rocking as hard as possible. Rammstein returns for it’s sixth full length complete with head banging riffs and…German. I don’t speak German. I bet the songs are metal as fuck jams based solely about getting to work on time and ensuring that your oil changes are done every 3,000 miles.

I thought “Weiner Blut” MUST have been about dick blood, I am ensured that it is equivalent to “Viennese Blood”. Either one is weird. Now, they do drop some English, and it makes me wish I could remain ignorant in German. Let’s take German track “Ich Tu Dir Weh,” no clue what vocalist Till Lindemann is saying, but the track is rad as hell. On “Pussy,” we get:

“You’ve got a pussy
I have a dick
So, what’s the problem
Let’s do it quick
So take me now before it’s too late
Life’s too short so I can’t wait
Take me now, oh, don’t you see
I can’t get laid in Germany”

But, remember, he’s German as all get-out, so it sounds like “Ewe hauve a pussay. Eye hauve a dick-a!” And the synth line just adds to me being weirded out. German is perfect for metal, keep it in AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. In Germany, the normal album was so metal, that minors couldn’t buy it, so they had to make a censored version. Something definitely gets lost in translation, I think.

–Jonathan Yost