Templebeat
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Media Sickness , 6.5/10
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Templebeat (the new project of Pankow's collaborator Paolo Favati) is an Italian outfit that concocts industrial-music nightmares inspired to all sorts of sci-fi, horror and porno visions. Black Suburbia (Sub/Mission, 1994) and Interzone (Sub/Mission, 1995) were their early albums.

Media Sickness (21st Century, 1996) is a powerful work of Nine Inch Nails's psycho-manic intensity. The pounding industrial beat and alien panzer roar of Magick Patrol, the superhuman metal zombie dance of Wicked, the demented nursery rhyme of Gone With The Mind, the Ministry-grade speedmetal charge of Liberace, rank with industrial-metal's most vicious masterpieces. Templebeat also concocts some sophisticated polyrhythms for their lighter, dance ego (The Brain Cult Of Macho Irony, Baby Amphetamine), finding an intriguing middle road between Gravity Kills and dark-punk.

(Translation by/ Tradotto da Ascanio Borga)

Templebeat (il nuovo progetto del collaboratore dei Pankow Paolo Favati) e' una creatura italiana che inventa incubi di musica industriale ispirati da ogni sorta di visioni di fantascienza, horror, e porno. Black Suburbia (Sub/Mission, 1994) e Interzone (Sub/Mission, 1995) furono i loro primi album. Media Sickness (21st Century, 1996) e' un lavoro potente con la intensita' psico-maniaca dei Nine Inch Nails. Il battito industriale incessante e il rombo di panzer alieno di Magick Patrol, la danza zombie metal superumana di Wicked, la filastrocca demente di Gone With The Mind, la carica speedmetal alla Ministry di Liberace, si annoverano tra i capolavori piu' maligni dell'industrial-metal. Templebeat si inventa anche alcuni sofisticati poliritmi per il loro, piu' leggero, ego dance (The Brain Cult Of Macho Irony, Baby Amphetamine), trovando un'intrigante connubio tra i Gravity Kills e il dark-punk.

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