A couple of weeks back, we announced that the German techno-metal outfit Rammstein was releasing their first album in ten years on May 17th. The announcement came with the video for the album’s first single, “Deutschland”–and it’s a doozy!
Rammstein is known for pushing boundries, but “Deutschland” may be the most provocative video the band has ever released. “Deutschland” is essentially a history of Germany, an overview that doesn’t shy away from the country’s darkest chapters. Most controversial is footage of the band protraying Holocaust victims about to be murdered. If you missed it, check out the video for “Deutschland” below.
For a thorough understanding of the video, its meaning and themes, check out the video embedded at the top of the article from Vlog Dave: “English Lyrics Translation – Meaning & History Explained By A German”. It explains the complexity of the song’s syntax as well as putting everything into proper historical context.