CD Review

Massiv in Mensch – “Klang Der Unsterblichkeit”

By Theo DeRoth

Klang Der UnsterblichkeitIt’s 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 you’re not familiar with and leave you wanting more.

The latter is the case with Massiv in Mensch’s EP, Klang Der Unsterblichkeit. It’s 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, it’s 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 Osterthun’s voices are rough and earthy, with a guttural sound that contrasts wonderfully with the robotically gorgeous voice of Annelie. It’s 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 I’ve heard, and while it’s not my favorite, it’s one I’d play again. And, best of all, it wasn’t 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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