Experiencing the bewitching harmonies, full-assault emotionality and cathartic effect of a Rammstein song, one can easily be reminded of Richard Wagner's operas, which plumb the depths, skirt no issues and leave a person cleansed.
That requires repeated exposure to Wagner's music however, and it's just not to everyone's taste.
Same goes for Rammstein. But does their music speak to a different crowd? Not necessarily. Richard Wagner's great-granddaughter Katharina Wagner, head of the Bayreuth Festival, is one of their fans. So is DW's music editor Rick Fulker, who's picked out a few similarities between Wagner and Rammstein - to be discovered in the gallery above.
There are probably many, many more.