Rammstein at the O2 Arena London,25th Febraury 2012

How many bands can simulate bumming one another, cook one another in giant pots, pretend to jizz all over their fans and then set themselves on fire, yet still pack out arenas night after night?  Answer: only one, the truly unique Rammstein.  Not only that, but almost all of the lyrics are in German, perhaps the least fashionable thing in the world.  I saw Rammstein at the O2 Arena in London on Friday and it was incredible yet again.  I had seen them before and wondered if the novelty might have worn off a bit for me by now, but not a bit of it.

They are band who have had their share of controversy and maybe perhaps even courted some negative attention. But for me their choice in writing about taboo, or just obscene subjects in some of their songs is welcome.  In aiming to continually question what is and what is not acceptable and to keep pushing that envelope, means that they are still relevant and still interesting.  It also has to be said that they are great showmen too and put on a live show second to none.  I think they could run KISS, Rob Zombie, AC/DC, or anyone else that you care to mention, very close with the show they put on.  If you have never seen them, get yourself a ticket. If someone you know has a ticket, shoot them and take it, you won’t regret it, I promise.

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