Massive Ego – Beautiful Suicide

Massive Ego Beautiful Suicide

Album facts

Release: February 17th, 2017
Label: Out Of Line
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Discogs: Link

A massive album

The more songs an album houses, the high­er the chance of being badly eval­u­ated in a review. 'Massive Ego' has taken the risk and come out on the mar­ket with a full-loaded 'Beautiful Suicide' with a total of 26 tracks.

The single pre­de­cessors 'I Idolize You' and 'Dead Silence Rising' were real club hits and indic­ated some­thing big ahead.

The pro­duc­tion of this massive album took a long time. At least the wait­ing time seemed to us damn long. Admittedly, a few remix ver­sions are included on the two bul­ging CDs. Including 'Ashbury Heights', 'Blutengel', 'Chrom', 'Ash Code', 'Ludovico Technique', 'Nature Of Wires' and 'Neroargento'.

Let's dig deeper

The first CD already con­tains 15 tracks. This would be already worth buy­ing this great album. But now it's first a gear shift back and go into detail.

The open­er is a skip track, but then comes the awe­some song 'Low Life' fea­tur­ing Maggie K DeMonde. In gen­er­al this one is a mid-temp Synth Pop track and con­tains a super catchy chor­us with a kind of an 80s vibe. The voice of Maggie K DeMonde lifts this num­ber def­in­itely up to a high­er level.

'She Uses Sex' is more an Industrial Pop song and surly will fill the dance floors. After the first listen­ing I rated this track with just 4 stars, but after listen to it a couple of times I really star­ted to love this song. It's been echo­ing in my head for days now, and I have to give in that it has the same ear-worm level like 'I Idolize You'. Now it got 5 stars!

The gold vein is tapped

The 5th track on this gor­geous album is entitled 'Kates In A State' and this song comes again with really jazzy tune. The piano sound in this this track is typ­ic­al 80s Synth Pop made for the main­stream radio broad­cast. But in com­bin­a­tion with Marc's deep and pleas­ant voice it simply stands in a com­plete oth­er con­text. The bridge with the 'flash lights' sound is brilliant.

The fol­low­ing track 'Let Go' is writ­ten by no oth­er than 'Boy George' him­self, who is a friend of Marc Massive. This one is a pop/club hit from the first second.

A bit more on the indus­tri­al rail it comes to the next song 'Haters Gonna Hate' fea­tur­ing Belzebub. The Big Beats are the engine in this ener­get­ic club track.

Massive Ego 2017 by David Levine
Massive Ego 2017 by David Levine

After gold comes diamonds

'For The Blood In Your Veins' fea­tur­ing Chris Pohl (Blutengel) blows my mind. Wow, what an awe­some and power­ful song! This song picked me up the first time I listened. 'For The Blood In Your Veins' is effect­ively a 100% dance­able über-hit.

With the same caliber shoots 'I Idolize You', and hit the bulls-eye of a won­der­ful genre sym­bi­os­is. Raw, rough, but a catchy chor­us. This is what we expect from a good Industrial Pop track.

Especially worth men­tion­ing is the song 'Out Of Line', which is sim­il­ar to a gloomy bal­lad. Further we enjoyed listened to 'Where I Find Myself', which could be bet­ter if the intro sequence of almost 50 seconds would be shorten.

'Drag Me In, Drag Me Under' start with an almost clas­sic­al Futurepop beat. The speed is clearly set for the dance floor. Beyond, the bit­ter­sweet title song 'Beautiful Suicide' moves in the upper speed lim­it as well. Here, dance­able beats await you with a ser­i­ous lyr­ic­al background.

The deeper we dig, the darker it becomes

For the second CD I just want to leave com­ments on two tracks. 'Rise' belongs to the rather harder tracks of 'Beautiful Suicide', if you can say so. Marc Massive artic­u­lates the lyr­ics almost in a mil­it­ary tone. And the strong, clear beat sup­ports this acous­tic march­ing command.

You will also find the single 'Dead Silence Rising' on the second CD. This song has a much more bleak under­tone than the most tracks on 'Beautiful Suicide'.

We don't go into details of the remix songs. Some people (like us) loves remix ver­sions while oth­ers don't like remix ver­sions at all. Here the remix ver­sions are almost all great, and there is noth­ing neg­at­ive to report here.

A beautiful or suicidal result?

One thing is crys­tal clear: This album is far away from a sui­cid­al reac­tion. It's full of awe­some hits with an extens­ive band­width of vari­ety. As I men­tioned, there is a risk that this huge amount of songs will not all be equally strong. And that the weak­er songs can have a neg­at­ive effect on the over­all score.

But the album 'Beautiful Suicide' has struck itself more than bravely. We must uncon­di­tion­ally acknow­ledge that 'Massive Ego' has delivered a very beau­ti­ful album. We strongly recom­mend this long-play­er for your collection.

By the way, this album also made it into our art­icle ‘The best Synth Pop and genre-related albums 2017‘. Read now.

Track By Track Rating

Massive Ego Beautiful Suicide
Massive Ego – Beautiful Suicide
Ghost In My Dream (Prologue)
Low Life
She Uses Sex
The Girl Who Finds Gifts From Crows
Kates In A State
Let Go
Haters Gonna Hate
For The Blood In Your Veins
I Idolize You
Out Of Line
Coldest Light Of Day
Where I Find Myself
Drag Me In, Drag Me Under
Beautiful Suicide
I Idolize You (Orchestral Epilogue)
Public Disorder
Dead Silence Rising
Goodbye London
Let Go (Blutengel Remix)
Let Go (Ashbury Heights Remix)
She Uses Sex (CHROM Remix)
Kates In A State (Ludovico Technique Remix)
For The Blood In Your Veins (Nature Of Wires Remix)
For The Blood In Your Veins (Ash Code Remix)
Drag Me In, Drag Me Under (Neroargento Remix)
For The Blood In Your Veins
I Idolize You
She Uses Sex
Ghost In My Dream (Prologue)
I Idolize You (Orchestral Epilogue)
Public Disorder