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  • "Du Hast" was nominated for the 1999 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
  • Personnel: Rammstein (programming); Bobo (vocals); Mark Stagg (programming).
  • Audio Mixer: Ronald Prent.
  • Photographer: Gottfried Helnwein.
  • Rammstein's second album, Sehnsucht, finds the German prog metal band making a great leap forward. While the group still sounds a little unfocused in places, their blend of industrial noise, grinding metal guitars, and operatic vocals is staggeringly powerful. No other European metal band sounds like Rammstein, nor does any American metal group -- this is powerful, gothic metal that is unlike anything else in late-'90s metal. Sehnsucht may be an acquired taste, but it's one worth acquiring. [An 11-track edition was issued in 1997.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (2/5/98, p.62) - 3.5 Stars (out of 5) - "...Their guitars grind like an overbearing ear-bleed machine....The Uberserious guttural delivery of...Till Lindemann lends the band a melodramatic sense of melody as muscular as it is mannered....a soundtrack less for World War II than for its desloate aftermath."

Spin (p.91) - "Rammstein's Black Forest mix of morose beauty, heavy guitars, and hard consonants made them industrial metal's fuhrers for life."

Kerrang (Magazine) (p.52) - "An electrifying sonic pummeling, this was the perfect vehicle to carry their unique vision to the masses."
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