xxi - the vinyl boxset
an enormous, highly limited and comprehensive boxset from the german metal outcasts that brings together their studio albums (some long out of print) and rarities across 14 heavyweight lps.
the terrifying troupe have spent the last 21 years establishing themselves as peerless master showmen with an approach to their art – and ‘art’ is the word – that is dramatic, epic in scale and capable of touching all of the senses; a dark and spectacular fairy-tale laced with controversy, don’t-try-this-at-home theatrics, plus the all-consuming aroma of benzine. This 21st Anniversary Box Set – a numbered, career-wide collection – not only features the six studio albums, produced by Jacob Hellner and re-mastered onto 180gr heavyweight double vinyl by Svante Forsbäck, it also comes complete with a separate rarities double LP, ‘Raritäten’, incl. a previously unreleased version of the track ‘Los’. In terms of additional content for ‘Raritäten’, Rammstein have taken the thoughtful approach, and there is certainly a choice selection on offer; 16 tracks taken from previous singles, ‘fan edition’ releases and special album formats.