Hailing from Rome Italy Dope Stars Inc is one of the premier groups in modern industrial music. Leading the way with a fast innovative sound that is reminiscent of a cross between 1980’s hair metal and Ministry. To craft a sound unlike any other group I’ve ever heard in the vast web of industrial music. What makes this album stand out is the way in which they have chosen to approach it.
What makes Ultrawired unique is that the album is released on a pro piracy platform. All work on this album has been done entirely by the band with no interference from there record label and no legal red tape getting in the way of their vision. They Seem to be doing this as a means to kick off a cyber revolution embracing the DIY (do-it your self) ethic and style to the fullest. Ultrawired has been released 100% free and clear for you to download, pirate, seed and share with your friends. Hell the band encourages you to upload the album on your torrent of choice and spread the word. And all they ask in return is you buy some merchandise, donate a few bones or just post on twitter, Facebook etc about it. Sounds like a pretty fair deal if i do say so, especially considering just how damn good the album is.
A few highlights and personal favorites on the album of mine are:
Better Not To Joke-Fast, high energy, great hooks and lyrics and just a catchy tune.
Save The Clock Tower-A song about Back To the Future, what is not to love about it.
Cracking the power-As you may have guessed its is where i got the name of this site from for the simple reason of how great the lyrics are to me. “We are virtual & real , We are the hope, once the network gave to people the right to talk, Get ready to fight, Cause their rage will grow, They’re gonna get a lot of people to kick your bone. An entire earth is looking to change mind, with photo cameras and machine voice, It’s better you realize It’s better you know, We’re a mass of geeks ready to fuck you”
other highlights include Two Dimensional World, Run Motherfucker Run, Pwning The Network and Riding UFO’s but really you cant go wrong with any track on here.
Overall i would highly recommend this album to anyone looking for some great music. The sound is unique, the tracks are all solid and Ultrawired is already one of my favorite albums of 2011. Click Here to go download it.