The first step to learning is imitation, but not even the second.
How it sounds
Like Rammstein. It is essentially a mixture of alternative metal, groove metal with many elements from electro-industrial and techno.
And all this in German.
Why listen to it
Because is Rammstein playing this!
Basically, these are the most famous, but there are very remarkable bands of the genre.
But also because the Germans are proving that they can determine musical events worldwide.
Because you do not like German and you want romantic melodies or a vagrant desert feeling.
Where we meet it
Germany and Austria.
When did it start
It started in the mid-80s, but from the mid-90s it took on global proportions.
Who are the pioneers
The Oomph! with their second album “Sperm” of 1994, where they decided to mix elements from other genres, evolving the Neue Deutsche Welle and at the same time creating a new one.
Of course, Rammstein also launched the genre as a global phenomenon, giving another dimension to the concept of stage presence.
Joachim Witt, Megaherz and Eisbrecher are considered pioneers of the genre.
You have to listen
Hanzel und Gretyl, L’âme Immortelle, Unheilig, Tanzwut, Ost + Front, Ruoska, Erdling, Phosphor, Stahlmann
Days of glory
Mid-90s and mid-00s. But also a second wave from the mid-10s.
The identification of the genre with a single band, at the same time, that it is neither the first nor the best in it, just more famous.
In this way, they almost cancel the other bands with their “shadow”.
What is it confused with
With industrial metal, Gothic Rock, Gothic Metal, no metal
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
What Rammstein are playing