MASSIV IN MENSCH

Album: "Belastendes Material"
Label: ArtOfFact Records (2001)
Style: Electro-industrial/EBM
Songs: 14

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Reviewed by: Darklight

This album came out of nowhere and hit me like a ton of bricks. This recording hits you straight on and hits you hard. This is heavy hard driving German industrial music at its best. The electronic programming is extremely layered with interesting sounds and effects going haywire all over the place as driving bass beats make you want to move on the dance floor. Hidden in the distance are beautiful melodies and deep thick angry male vocals and beautiful female vocals complete the overall sound.

This band produces frantic and dramatic electro music that just grabs you and shakes you around until youíre dizzy. Whenever I hear this music I either want to get out on the dance floor or smash things. Itís an intense audio experience that attacks your senses constantly. Angry brutal male vocals, rhythms and beats kick you to the ground, and then beautiful melodies and angelic female vocals pick you back up again. This is a roller coaster ride of emotions that never lets up.

Everything that I like about modern electro-industrial/EBM is offered here. The music is full and alive with energy and excitement. The vocals are emotional and passionate with a lot of power and range. My only complaint would be that all of the lyrics are in German. So I have no idea what is being said in the songs. It would have been nice if the band included some English lyrics. But the overall quality of the music and vocals makes up for the fact that I donít understand a word being spoken.

If you like electro-industrial/EBM bands such as Blutengel, The Dust Of Basement, E-Craft, Flesh Field, Funker Vogt, Líame Immortelle and Megadump, this Massiv In Mensch CD is a must.