Rammstein at BankAtlantic Center April 20

German six-piece Rammstein was among the great bogeymen of the late '90s, right up there with Marilyn Manson and Tool as bands you could blast in your room to disturb conservative parents. Indeed, much of the band's shtick, from its gut-churning, throbbing industrial take on metal to its deliberately provocative onstage antics, seemed tailor-made for teenage attention spans.

Rammstein shows are notorious for pyrotechnics, costumes, and ridiculous theatrics like simulated sodomy. In the band's homeland, where there is no First Amendment per se, it hasn't been received any better — Rammstein has been banned, put on a list of "media harmful to young persons," and generally derided. Of course, that's only made its siren song more attractive to legions of fans worldwide, and there is something of an absurd, over-the-top campiness about the band that is more entertaining than purely shocking. It's been nearly three years since the last proper Rammstein studio album, but this tour is a purely for-the-fans outing. Coming in support of a best-of compilation, Made in Germany 1995-2011, it's meant to bring out all the hits.

 
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Sandersronr
Sandersronr

Was at the show last night in Sunrise.  3rd time seeing this group, and for a U.S. show, it was extremely impressive!  When the DJ finally quit trying to warm the audience up, and Rammstein marched down the aisle in to the arena, the crowd wasn't quite sure what to expect.  As the gas jets vented when the walkway lowered in to the arena and Rammstein walked through the crowd up to the stage, the frenzy started to grow.  And when they kicked in, it was an all out firestorm.  While the pyrotechnical display had to be toned down for an indoor arena, any KISS concert simply couldn't hold a candle to what happened last night.  Rammstein, thanks for the memories.  We hope to see you again soon in the states.  I love these guys!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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