About Mutter

"Mutter" (German for mother) is a song by Rammstein on the album of the same name.


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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 Translation
"Mutter" translates to "Mother" in German, reflecting the song's exploration of a troubled mother-son relationship.
Album Release
The song "Mutter" is the title track of Rammstein's third studio album, released in 2001.
Band Origin
The band Rammstein originates from Germany and is known for their unique blend of heavy metal, electronic music, and industrial rock.
Song Theme
The lyrics of "Mutter" narrate a heart-wrenching story of a child who was born in unsavoury circumstances, hinting at scientific experiments and lack of maternal love.
Linguistic Route
"Mutter" is performed in the Rammstein's native language - German - like most of their songs, reinforcing their commitment to their cultural roots despite international acclaim.
Band Members' Involvement
All six members of Rammstein (Till Lindemann, Richard Kruspe, Oliver Riedel, Paul Landers, Christian Lorenz, and Christoph Schneider) are credited as writers of the song.
Musical Style
"Mutter" showcases Rammstein's signature style that combines aggressive metal guitars with grandiose symphonic elements.
Music Video
The music video for "Mutter" was directed by Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund, famous for his provocative video narratives. The video depicts each band member "born" from a futuristic birthing pod in a bleak, desolate landscape.
Performance Highlight
One of the fascinating live performances of "Mutter" took place during the band’s 2001 hike on Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze, where they played the song at an altitude of close to 3,000 meters.
Global Success
Despite its relatively dark theme, "Mutter" has become one of Rammstein's most popular songs and is a staple in the band's live performances.
Cover Versions
Other artists and bands have covered "Mutter" due to its popularity and profound lyrics, demonstrating the song's broad appeal.
Song's Impact
Over the years, "Mutter" has created intense dialogue and discussion among fans and music critics about motherhood, personal identity, and the effects of absence of love in one's developmental stages.

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