Herzeleid

Herzeleid (German for "heartache") is the debut album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It was released on 29 September 1995 through Motor Music.

Herzeleid
Rammstein Herzeleid cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released29 September 1995 (1995-09-29)
Recorded1994–1995
StudioPolar (Stockholm)
Genre
Length49:28
Label
Producer
Rammstein chronology
Herzeleid
(1995)
Sehnsucht
(1997)
Singles from Herzeleid
  1. "Du riechst so gut"
    Released: 28 August 1995 (1995-08-28)
  2. "Seemann"
    Released: 8 January 1996 (1996-01-08)
  3. "Du riechst so gut '98"
    Released: 25 May 1998 (1998-05-25)
  4. "Asche zu Asche"
    Released: 15 January 2001 (2001-01-15)
US version cover
RammsteinHerzeleid.jpg

Reception and legacyEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [1]
Rock Hard (de)8.5/10[2]
Sputnikmusic     [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 listingEdit

All tracks are written by Rammstein.

No.TitleLength
1."Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen" ("Do You Want to See the Bed in Flames?")5:17
2."Der Meister" ("The Master")4:08
3."Weisses Fleisch" ("White Flesh")3:35
4."Asche zu Asche" ("Ashes to Ashes")3:51
5."Seemann" ("Sailor")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")3:41
10."Laichzeit" ("Spawning Time")4:20
11."Rammstein"4:25
Total length:49:28

CreditsEdit

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[5]

PersonnelEdit

RammsteinEdit

ProductionEdit

  • Jacob Hellnerproduction
  • Carl-Michael Herlöffson – production
  • Ronald Prent – mixing
  • Emanuel Fialik – additional production on "Seemann"
  • Olav Bruhn – additional production on "Seemann"

Visual artEdit

  • Praler – photography, cover idea
  • Dirk Rudolph – sleeve design

StudiosEdit

Release historyEdit

Country Date
Europe 22 September 1995
North America 24 November 1998

ChartsEdit

Chart Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 11
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[7] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[8] 161
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[9] 77
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 85
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 6
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[12] 20

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (1996) Position
German Albums Chart[13] 84
Chart (1997) Position
German Albums Chart[14] 22
Chart (1998) Position
German Albums Chart[15] 100

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[16] Platinum 500,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[17] Platinum 1,000,000*

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Herzeleid – Rammstein". AllMusic.
  2. ^ Albrecht, Frank. "Rock Hard review". issue 101. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ STAFF, Simon. "Rammstein - Herzeleid". Sputnikmusic.
  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. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.
  5. ^ Herzeleid (liner notes). Rammstein. Motor Music. 1995. 529160-2. Retrieved July 10, 2016.CS1 maint: others (link)
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Rammstein – Herzeleid" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Herzeleid" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Ultratop.be – Rammstein – Herzeleid" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Rammstein – Herzeleid" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Rammstein – Herzeleid". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Rammstein – Herzeleid" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Rammstein – Herzeleid". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 20, 2019.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  14. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Album-Jahrescharts" (in German). GfK Entertainment. Retrieved September 8, 2016.
  16. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Rammstein; 'Herzeleid')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie.
  17. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2005". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 4 July 2019.