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Title: Herzeleid  
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Subject: Du riechst so gut, Seemann, Rammstein, Rammstein discography, Till Lindemann
Collection: 1995 Debut Albums, German-Language Albums, Rammstein Albums
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Studio album by Rammstein
Released September 29, 1995
Recorded Polar Studios, Stockholm, 1995
Genre Industrial metal, Neue Deutsche Härte
Length 49:28
Label Motor Music
Producer Jacob Hellner and Carl-Michael Herlöfsson
Rammstein chronology
Singles from Herzeleid
  1. "Du riechst so gut"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Seemann"
    Released: 1996
  3. "Du riechst so gut '98"
    Released: 1998
  4. "Asche zu Asche"
    Released: 2001
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Herzeleid is the debut album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on 29 September 1995.

The album's original cover depicted the band members' upper bodies without clothing. This caused critics to accuse the band of trying to sell themselves as "poster boys for the master race".[1]

The direct translation of "Herzeleid" is "heartache"; however, according to an interview on Talking Metal's podcast in 2007, Richard Kruspe stated that it doesn't translate to "Heartache", but in the German language, it simply means "heartbreak". The album is a culmination of the relationship troubles of all but one of the six band members, hence the title "Herzeleid".


  • Critical reception 1
  • Track listing 2
  • Release history 3
  • Music videos 4
  • Personnel 5
  • Chart positions 6
  • References 7

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic [2]
Rock Hard (de) 8.5/10[3]

In 2005, Herzeleid was ranked number 303 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[4]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Rammstein. 

No. Title Length
1. "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?" (Do You Want To See The Bed in Flames?) 5:17
2. "Der Meister" (The Master) 4:10
3. "Weisses Fleisch" (White Flesh) 3:35
4. "Asche zu Asche" (Ashes To Ashes) 3:51
5. "Seemann" (Seaman) 4:48
6. "Du riechst so gut" (You Smell So Good) 4:49
7. "Das alte Leid" (The Old Sorrow) 5:44
8. "Heirate mich" (Marry Me) 4:44
9. "Herzeleid" (Heartache) 3:43
10. "Laichzeit" (Spawning Time) 4:22
11. "Rammstein"   4:25
Total length:
  • Also available on cassette.
  • In 2011 it was also made available on LP in green, blue and yellow but this release was soon found out to be an unofficial (Bootleg) release.

Release history

Country Date
Europe 22 September 1995
United States 24 November 1998

Music videos

  • Du riechst so gut
  • Seemann
  • Rammstein (Soundtrack for the motion picture Lost Highway).
  • Du riechst so Gut '98


Chart positions

Chart (1995) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[5] 11
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[6] 96
Dutch Albums Chart[7] 77
French Albums Chart[8] 85
German Albums Chart[9] 6
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 20


  1. ^ "Are Rammstein nazis? (FAQ:Band)". (Rammstein fan website). Retrieved 2008-07-04. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Herzeleid – Rammstein".  
  3. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 101. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  4. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 91.  
  5. ^ "Rammstein – Herzeleid". 
  6. ^ "Rammstein – Herzeleid". 
  7. ^ "Rammstein – Herzeleid". 
  8. ^ "Rammstein – Herzeleid". 
  9. ^ "Album – Rammstein, Herzeleid". 
  10. ^ "Rammstein – Herzeleid". 
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