Wer Bist Du?

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Wer Bist Du?
Studio album by Megaherz
Released July 12, 1997
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte
Length 52:16
Label ZYX Music
Producer Andy Knote
Megaherz chronology
Herzwerk
(1995)
Wer Bist Du
(1997)
Kopfschuss
(1998)
Alternative cover
U.S. Re-release

Wer Bist Du? (eng. "Who Are You?") is the first full album by German industrial metal group Megaherz, following the limited edition release of their first album, Herzwerk. The album included three songs from Herzwerk: Krone der Schöpfung (originally a two-part song, here a single track), Negativ and Hänschenklein 1995 (remade as Hänschenklein Siebenundneunzig).

The first track, Gott sein, is one of Megaherz's most famous, and considers the problems of being God, culminating in the refrain "Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein" ("It is not easy being a god").

This song was the first of several Megaherz songs to be based on nursery rhymes, preceding Rapunzel on Kopfschuss, Windkind on Himmelfahrt (which echoed the story of Goldilocks) and I. M. Rumpelstilzchen on Herzwerk II. The famous German heavy metallists Rammstein would begin a similar theme four years later with the track "Spieluhr" on the album Mutter, "Dalai Lama" on Reise, Reise, continuing with "Hilf Mir" and the title track of the album Rosenrot.

The album was re-released in the US in 2004 as I (read as "One" or "Eins").

Track listing[edit]

  1. Gott Sein (To Be God) - 4:15
  2. Wer Bist Du? (Who Are You?) - 3:07
  3. Schlag' Zurück (Fight Back) - 4:01
  4. Das Leben (The Life) - 3:59
  5. Finsternis (Darkness) - 1:19
  6. Licht (Light) - 3:51
  7. Negativ (Negative) - 3:44
  8. Kopf Durch Die Wand (Head Through The Wall) - 4:31
  9. Müde (Tired) - 4:39
  10. Krone Der Schöpfung (Pride of Creation) - 4:05
  11. Tanzen Geh'n (To Go Dancing) - 3:23
  12. Gedanken (Thoughts Are Free) - 3:59
  13. Hänschenklein '97 (Little Hans '97) - 2:52
  14. Wer Bist Du? (Remix) - 4:31