The Rammstein band, founded in 1994, has been delighting its fans with wonderful songs and albums for more than a decade. Even in today’s realities, Rammstein is trying to keep up with the times, so it adapts all its capabilities to new social networks, shoots videos and uploads songs to current listening platforms.
Every album by Rammstein is accompanied by a lot of interesting references that keep fans fantasizing, wanting to understand the real meaning of each line. On April 29, 2022, the group once again pleased the fans with a new album, which was a real shock for most fans of their work. The general message of the album and the final composition directly hinted at the fact that the group was ending its activities. None of the band members made any loud statements regarding the future of their group, which once again indicated that something was wrong.
However, in 2022, the Rammstein group has already released as many as 5 clips, which is a real rarity for them. If earlier fans had to wait a long time for the next release, now it is stable, once every few months they see promos and advertisements in the form of teasers, references on social networks that clearly hint at a new release.
More recently, another clip has been released, which could be the final one for the ZEIT album. In their clip with the concise title “Adieu”, the group gave it 100%, showing all the possibilities of their acting, a lot of creative ideas and regular references that fans love so much!
After listening to the final track on the ZEIT album called Adieu, fans began to massively write to Rammstein social networks to find out the future of the band. Rammstein decided to ignore all questions, however, Paul, who is one of the band members, during the summer concerts of 2022, answered a fan’s question. According to him, it is far from always necessary to directly perceive the lyrics, because Rammstein put emotions in them, not news. This news immediately spread all over the Internet, but there was no more confirmation, except for a joint photo of that same fan with Paul. After that, Rammstein released several more clips, which confirms the veracity of Paul’s answer and the reality of that very conversation with the fan.
Rammstein loves to make references to everything. To understand all the references, one must either be comprehensively developed, or look for them together with other people. So, for example, at the beginning of his video Adieu, one of the representatives of Rammstein takes a sip from a flask, inside of which, most likely, there is alcohol. This also includes religious references, both in the lyrics of the song and in the video. In addition, there are many references to the band’s previous music videos, various films, and even popular comic book universes.
The meaning of the song “Adieu” — Rammstein
Immediately after the release of the track Adieu as the closing track of the ZEIT album, fans began to build theories that the group was finally ending its activities. The reason for this was the lines in the lyrics of the song, where in the choruses the band members say goodbye to someone, presumably they are fans.
However, this is not the case! The fact that the group is still functioning in full force, releasing clips and giving concerts, speaks of a completely different meaning that was embedded in the lines of the song. It all starts with words about death, which whispers, reminding of its presence. Sooner or later, death will take every member of the group, so they will never again be able to enjoy the bright radiance of the Sun, so for them it will burn out and go into Darkness forever.
In their lines in the song Adieu, the band members reflect on death. The reason for this is simple as the world. It consists in the age of the participants, who have been delighting fans with their creativity for a long time. The age range of the group is from 51 to 59 years. Saying goodbye in the final song of the album, the members hint that they may not live to see the next release, because death is already whispering under the spruce branches. They signal a free, clean path for the human soul, they guide the right path so that the soul does not get lost along the way.
Moreover, the words in the text: “we will always be with you”, “you will always be with us”, clearly indicate that creativity has no time limits. Unlike a person’s life, creativity remains forever, even after many hundreds of years, the group’s songs will remain freely available and will be able to support, be close to any person. The Rammstein group is not going to end their activities, moreover, in the song Adieu they only talk about their immortality, which is expressed through creativity.
The meaning of the video “Adieu” – Rammstein
In the videos, the Rammstein group loves to leave various references and metaphors that can be traced throughout the plot. It all starts with an opening scene in a small van where one of the group members drinks liquid from a flask. This is a reference to the members saying that before each performance they drink a little to give themselves more courage and fortitude.