Massiv in Mensch Klang Der
By Theo DeRoth
Its hard to review EPs
sometimes. Too often, they simply seem like short, unfulfilling regurgitations
of other songs by the band. Conversely, they can introduce you to a band
youre not familiar with and leave you wanting more.
The latter is the case with Massiv in Menschs EP,
Klang Der Unsterblichkeit. Its got the usual sort of stuff you get
on EPs a live track, a few remixes and a couple of songs from another
album. The band itself, also, is not so different from most other
industrial/dance bands. That is to say, its two guys (Daniel Logemann and
Mirco Osterthun) who seem otherwise normal, helped out by a good-looking girl
(Annelie B., on this album). But Massiv in Mensch rocks it.
Logemann and Osterthuns voices are rough and earthy,
with a guttural sound that contrasts wonderfully with the robotically gorgeous
voice of Annelie. Its a great combination, one that really fits with the
music. The beats are quick and clever, interesting enough to keep the casual
listener interested, but not so sudden that a dancer would be bewildered by it.
The stand-out tracks, for me, are Klang Der Unsterblichkeit, which is
compellingly danceable without becoming too long as is the case with its remix
by The Promise, and Secret Side, because of its beautiful opening and
haunting vocals by Annelie.
Overall, this is one of the better EPs Ive heard, and
while its not my favorite, its one Id play again. And, best
of all, it wasnt hard to review. I suggest that you support Massiv in
Mensch and get yourself a copy of the Klang Der Unsterblichkeit EP.
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