Mann Gegen Mann


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"Mann gegen Mann" (German: [ˈman ɡeːɡn̩ ˈman]; "Man against Man") is a song from the German band Rammstein. This song was released in March 2006, and was the third and final single from Rammstein's album, Rosenrot. The song portrays a man with strong homosexual desires, and it is the first Rammstein music video to have nudity since the music video for their cover of Depeche Mode's "Stripped", and it is the second track on Rosenrot.


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Rammstein is a Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band from Berlin, Germany. The band was formed in 1994 and consists of Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). more »

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Song Title
"Mann Gegen Mann" translates to "Man Against Man" in English. This reflects the themes of conflict and rivalry throughout the song.
Album Information
The song is the third single from their fifth studio album, "Rosenrot," released in 2005. The album achieved international success, ranking highly in various music charts across different countries.
Music Video
The music video features the band members playing their instruments naked, with strategically placed guitars. In the video, Rammstein play in a fantasy world that seems to question gender and sexuality norms to some degree.
Lyrics Theme
The lyrics of Mann Gegen Mann deal with homosexuality. However, it’s not a simple glorification or condemnation; it explores the intricacies and struggles within sexual orientation.
Banned Content
Certain elements of the video employed BDSM motifs, leading to it being banned in some regions. However, the band regards the ban as a misunderstanding of their artistic expression.
Contrasting Views
Some people interpret this song as homophobic due to its lyrics, while others argue that it's a critique of society's intolerance and prejudices.
Unique Sound Effects
This song employs a unique combination of heavy guitar riffs and electronic synthesizers, giving part of the song a dance-like quality unusual in Rammstein's discography.
Live Performance
During live performances of Mann Gegen Mann, lead singer Till Lindemann dresses as a provocative fallen angel, reinforcing the themes of the song.
Despite controversial subject matter, the song remains popular among Rammstein's fans and left wide-ranging influence on discussions about sexuality within mainstream music.
Musical Style
"Mann Gegen Mann" is one of Rammstein's heavier tracks, featuring a powerful drumline and raw vocals from Till Lindemann, leading some to categorize it in the Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) genre.

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