A review of the EP 10,000 Watts of Artificial Pleasure by Dope Stars Inc.
Dope Stars Inc. - 10,000 Watts of Artificial Pleasures
The Italian band Dope Stars Inc enters our musical world with their debut EP 10,000 Watts of Artificial Pleasures that is a equal parts fence riding raucous mix of new wave, Marilyn Manson glam, and Billy Idol fervor.
"10,000 Watts of Artificial Pleasures", the title and opening track is a sweet and sour tsunami wave of sound that feeds off a killer synth arpeggio that you couldnt possibly be forget. Things continue with "Plug N Die", a track that is witty but whose length requires some serious pruning in order to bring out the best punch. The album takes a better turn with the catchy chorus and synth bridge of "Self Destructive Corp." From there is it is a but a small leap into the captivating cover of the 1993 Billy Idol Cyberpunk single "Shock to the System".
Dope Stars Inc.s EP is wonderfully produced and mastered. It is a good foundation, but one that leaves room for some improvement in their song-writing, particularly with regard to their arrangements. A nice, new entry into the world of industrial and goth rock, they have raised the bar of expectations when they release their first debut full length album.
Dope Stars Inc. official site: http://www.dopestarsinc.com/
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