Schrei is the debut album by the German band Tokio Hotel. In 2006 they released a partly re-recorded and expanded version, Schrei - so laut du kannst. The album was only released in Germany, Italy, France, Canada, and Japan. The initial limited edition came with a bonus DVD including the music video for "Durch den Monsun", a special "making of 'Durch den Monsun'" feature, an interview, and a photo gallery.
Because vocalist Bill Kaulitz's voice changed with puberty, the band re-recorded the songs "Schrei", "Rette mich", and "Der Letzte Tag". The version of "Schrei (so laut du kannst)" that is sold in Germany only has the re-recorded version of "Rette mich", while the version sold in France has the re-recorded versions of "Schrei", "Rette mich", "Der Letzte Tag", and acoustic versions of "Schrei" and of "Durch den Monsun."
"Schrei" has sold more than 1,500,000 copies worldwide while "Schrei (so laut du kannst)" has sold 100,000 copies worldwide.
Straightforward pop-rock with catchy melodies and a well-calculated mix of stolen Metallica riffs and romantic ballad elements. Everything is played on the safe side, and the production is technically perfect.
A winning combination of lyrics laced with "emo" angst, wrapped in a flamboyant pop-rock package. It's PG-rated but still edgy enough for younger fans. Songs range from catchy pop anthems to anti-suicide messages to appealing rock ballads.