Monday, May 9, 2011

Rammstein Does Toronto Good

I have to talk about it. IT being The Rammstein concert at the Air Canada Centre Toronto May 08, 2011...

Alright, there's not a lot to talk about, but let me say this - fire fire and more fire:




And then just a little bit more fire:


A review by Jasonn MacNeil pretty much says it all:

It’s like AC/DC for arsonists.

The six-man group – who last played in Toronto back in 1999 – used a steady but punishing sonic assault of metal-leaning guitar from the opening notes of Rammlied to the closing moments of Engel. And it was that onslaught which caused the large crowd filling most of the seats and roughly half the floor to rejoice in plastic baby dolls suspended from wires exploding and even a “fan” set on fire by singer Till Lindemann before being soon extinguished.
... Whether Lindemann was shooting off a fireworks gun, pouring fireworks down onto keyboardist (and humorous sparring partner) Christian Lorenz during Ich Tu Dir Weh from high upon a pedestal or sporting large angelic wings which shot more flames during the groovy Engel, fans were definitely getting bang for their buck literally and figuratively.
Perhaps the craziest moments came during the bruising, hard-charging Feuer Frei! where Lindemann, Landers and Kruspe each rolled out a large tank and strapped a flame throwing device to their faces, resulting in flames and fireballs jutting out from nearly every area of the stage.


Read the full review here.

Needless to say I very much enjoyed the show and would do it every day of the week if I could, for therapeutic reasons.

6 comments:

KickinAssTakingNames said...

I'm so jealous. I love these guys and have never seen them live. Glad you went and had a good time!

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

Well I had enough fun for the both of us if that is any consolation.

If you ever get the chance... fork out the 70 bucks. It is worth every penny.

Jaclyn said...

I went to see these guys on Sunday as well. OMG THE BEST SHOW I HAVE EVER SEEN!!

Like you said, worth every penny. I can now say I have checked this one off my bucket list.

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

Me too Jaclyn... epic and not to be forgotten. :)

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Hi! Camille...
Unfortunately, I'am not familiar with this group yet, (With "yet" being the operative word) but they kind Of, look "Steam-punkish" to me.
The photographs are "truly" amazing!

"It’s like AC/DC for arsonists."
Laughter!

Thanks, for sharing!
DeeDee

Ms Corpse Cafe said...

DeeDee, no one should have to miss out on Rammstein... so I made a post of their videos for you http://corpsecafe.blogspot.com/2011/05/rammstein.html

They are a heavy industrial-metal band from Germany. They sing mostly in German, so unless you understand German, you won't get much from the lyrics, but the music is so awesome it appeals to most people, even if they don't normally listen to industrial or metal music.