The popular German band Rammstein has publicly lauded a unique Russian cover of its music. The official Facebook page of the band reposted the video of an orchestra using traditional Russian instruments to cover one of Rammstein’s songs. At the time of publication, the video had already garnered over 5.3 million views.
“More strings than a metal band!” the page noted.
Some users were pleasantly surprised that the band had discovered the video. According to commenters, Dmitry Kalinin and his orchestra, who are known to play popular songs, performed the cover.
What stood out in this version of the song is that the musicians used an actual saw to produce the melody along with traditional instruments, although saws are sometimes used in Russian folk music.
A Rammstein documentary is scheduled for release on Mar. 23.