ALBUM VIRGIN RELEASE: OCTOBER 25, 1999 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 29, 1999
I've actually never bothered listening to Oomph!. Not only because of the silly
band name but also because they simply belong to a tradition of German crossover
that today seems hopelessly out of date. And their current album
"Plastik" doesn't really change anything.
semi-gothic metal ends up somewhere between fellow countrymen Rammstein,
Paradise Lost and perhaps even Faith No More. And like on every other metal act
of today, Marilyn Manson seems to have had some impact.
several phrases could be identified as some comic left-over from the Reverend's
note book. Oomph! definitely manage better when they use their native language.
Oomph! never reaches the, actually very surmountable, level of the bands that
influence them. There is just nothing that tickles your mind. But the track
"Fieber" indeed features punk diva Nina Hagen and at least
momentarily makes this pale album shimmer.