DURCH DIE ZEIT
LTD ED ALBUM AUSFAHRT RELEASE: FEBRUARY 2, 2001 REVIEW: FEBRUARY 6,
Dossche is a band from Germany, fronted by singer and lyricist Guido
Dossche. Behind him, making the music, are Topo and Mat Junior, two people
from the German electronica scene. Topo is a musician in Mouse on Mars and
Nonex, as well as a producer. Mat Junior has produced, amongst
others, Thomas D from Die Fantastischen 4.
This is the trio's first effort
together, and they have made an album with many styles on it, ranging from
dark trip-hop to Rammstein-esque metal. Sometimes the styles meet in the
same track. The result is impressive.
The record opens strongly
with three slower tracks. “Unerkannt” stands out with lots of
atmosphere and moody strings, on top of Guido’s German half-rap, rasping
guitars and electronics.
The record then picks up the pace, and soon we hear
“Tage Vergehn”, an upbeat techno track with some guitars spliced into it,
followed by “Keine Gewalt”, a personal favourite. It’s a melodic metal track
with underlying electronics and a good chorus. After this the album lose
focus somewhat, and it’s difficult to maintain the interest. Furthermore, Guido’s vocals
begin to sound the same.
An interesting track though, is the cover version of Dead or Alive’s old
classic, “You Spin Me ‘Round”, this time translated into German as “Ohne
Ende Baby”. It’s made in true metal style, and the German lyrics fit
The album ends with a remix of “Tage Vergehn”, which stays true to the
original, albeit a bit longer.
After this, five limited edition bonus tracks takes over. These tracks follow in the
same vein as the album, although the rapping becomes more evident.
Unfortunately, these tracks don’t keep the same standard as the rest of the
album with the exception of the first one, “Zeit zu Vergessen”, where some
drum’n’bass elements sneak in.