Whenever a great band releases a new album, one wonders beforehand: could they match it? And yes, Rammstein have got it right. Definitely, even if it has taken some time. Till & Co. have realised what so many bands failed in trying: to improve but stay the old at the same time. New elements like the first ever Rammstein ballad "Nebel", the Techno-Dance-keyboards in "Ich will" or the Rockabilly/Alternative-influence in "Adios" harmonise perfectly with the well known martial-rocky sound walls. And they still manage to write catchy hooklines, as the first single "Sonne" or "Links 234" proves impressively. The great production, the very clear mix by Stefan Glaumann (final producer as always Jakob Hellner) is bringing in the right power. There is no denying: even if you haven't liked Rammstein yet, you will agree that the band have exceeded themselves with this album. Surely one of the most important records of the year 2001.