Earlier this week, we were hit with a sort of cryptic teaser from Rammstein. What we knew was we were getting a music video for the Zeit song “Adieu,” but there was also question as to whether there was anything regarding the album Mutter, since that title was shown in the teaser.
What we ended up getting was an absolutely killer, theatrical music video for “Adieu” directed by Specter Berlin full of guns, violence, a heist, and the band kicking all kinds of ass. Naturally, since this is Rammstein, they’re not going after some money or priceless art. Instead, it looks like clone versions of themselves, which they quickly set aflame.
The rest of the clip is incredibly evocative. I still can’t help but feel like this song is still the band actually saying good bye. And while I hope that’s not the case, it would be one hell of a way to go out — a kick ass final music video and a massive European stadium tour to close things out.
Here’s to hoping it’s not over, but if it’s over, it’s been a hell of a run.