An expert track-by-track dissection of Rammstein’s Zeit

Rammstein remain one of metal’s most incrutable bands. While the Berliners are not hidden behind hoods nor masks , their eighth album Zeit nonetheless arrives to a frenzy of scrutiny as fans try to unpick every last detail behind each song – understandable, given just how much symbolism and weight fed into both the lyrics and the striking music video for the album’s title track.

We doubt Till and co. will be revealing every subtle nuance on their powerful new release any time soon, so, with this in mind, we instead turned to Karen Leeder, Professor of Modern German Literature at Oxford University, to help us decipher the incredible detail that has gone into each song. And we learned a lot

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1. Armee Der Tristen (‘Army of the Dry’)

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