Rammstein's second album, SEHNSUCHT, finds the German prog metal band making a great leap forward. While the group still sounds a little unfocused in places, their blend of industrial noise, grinding metal guitars, and operatic vocals is staggeringly powerful. No other European metal band sounds like Rammstein, nor does any American metal group -- this is powerful, gothic metal that is unlike anything else in late-'90s metal. SEHNSUCHT may be an acquired taste, but it's one worth acquiring.
AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine