This 79-minute disc documents Rammstein's live shows from mid-1998.
The band's performances include powerful theatrics and pyrotechnics (lead singer Till Lindemann even sets himself on fire), but even without the aid of visuals, this CD is a faithful representation of their explosive energy. Songs "Rammstein" and "Sehnsucht" receive appropriately raw and straightforward readings, while "Bueck Dich" comes gloriously alive with audience interaction and additional electronic rhythms.
Also benefiting from the fiery live setting are "Du Hast" and the beautifully mournful "Engel," where the audience enthusiastically joins in on choruses.
Aggressive drama is the most obvious feature of this recording, but quieter moments such as "Wilder Wein" provide effective dynamics and pacing.
Flake's creative keyboard work, one of Rammstein's most distinguishing features, is generally more prominent in these live versions. The guitar licks of Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers are thick and tight, while drummer Christoph Schneider thrashes away with loose precision.
Cat No: 5475902
Packaging: CD Regular
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