Oh yes they were. They may even be the most successful German band of that time if Rammstein wasn't a thing.
Ignoring Volksmusic, of course, because despite not being listed in the charts it outsells absolutely everything because old people don't pirate.
Great opening track for the great album! Guitars growl in dropped C tuning, the great Air-aid Siren is at his peak, Roy Z's top notch composing, this is the shit. Accident of Birth and Chemical Wedding were really much better than anything IM ever released, I really miss this band. But who is your mistress, that leads you to the dark secret?
Human rights and wrongs are not determined by justice, but by might. Disguise it as you may, the naked sword is still king-maker and king-breaker, as of yore. All other theories are lies and lures.
Drop C is my favourite tuning for 6-string guitars. It's been slandered a lot because it's mega easy to play supposedly. As if making power cords easier was an argument. It's just super flexible without really sacrificing anything. Who the fuck needs the upper E string to go higher anyway?
The best shit is a 7-string tuned down one across. I really don't know what's not to like.