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81db / Press

“An excellent album, a must have for every fan of this metal niche. 85/100”

“Impressions is a must have for fans of technical stuff and new metal fans.”


“L’acquisto è consigliatissimo sia che si voglia meditare nei momenti lenti e strumentali sia che si abbia voglia di suoni forti ma con altrettanta personalità.”

"Una conferma nel mondo del Metal italiano. Ottimo lavoro!" 81/100

“They don’t mess around. Abstract, progressive metal with soaring melodies to make even the weakest metal fan want to mosh. I know I was moshing!”

“I have to say that for the ones in love with diversity and the bands mentioned above, you guys might find 81db’s material to contain the perfect crazy metal cocktail" Alexändra Sleäze - 8/10”

Metal Believe

“81 DB should write a lot of behind the cap and get ready for a hearty, extremely playful and entertaining album. 8.5 / 10 ”

"Impressions" is a high class album ' 4/5.

“81db produce a lively, colorful mix of prog, alternative, nu-and heavy rock, which they flavor with jazzy madness and an immense amount of self-confidence. And they add value with a corresponding impact folklore - of course! This international quartet has a lot of potential and class are available here.”

“81db take elements of progressive metal to a very different and unexpected new level and this release sits provocatively against the rest of label Rising's roster of contemporary extreme music.”

Classic Rock Presents 'PROG'

“'Impressions' is a full-blooded progressive metal album in many ways." German Metal-inside webzine new review online.”

“'This all sounds very weird, but never put up or covered. "Impressions" has become very complex and the band manages to still implement this complexity into coherent songs. Good riffs, daring song ideas and a flair for working Songs ensure that "Impressions" actually feel flays.”

“To describe the sound of this Italian alternative rock band with more than one word would be inadequate. They offer a largely skillfully really crashing guitar sound mixed with various ingredients.”

“From Rock, to Alternative and progressive Metal, 81db are a more than just decent option.”


“The band combines breakneck riffs and song structures with alternative-rock melodies and Eastern sounds, it is progressive in the truest sense of the word and equipping their compositions.”

FFM Rock forum

"..Would you immagine how whould it sound the child of Mike Patton and Daniel Glindelow?...Defining the music of 81db is quite complicated, because although it is a style very close to progressive, wears so many labels that it is best that you listen and decide what to call yourself. If you're tired of listening again and again the same, this undoubtedly is your band!" 4/5

“Fantasy and creativity, don't leave any doubt and the intriguing mixture of progressive metal and alternative rock, devised by 81db, seems to offer the right chance to surprise even the lovers of the less conventional and stereotyped stylistic solutions. Leveraging on well constructed atmospheres and a basically neverending research for unpredictable sudden changes, the foursome reaffirm their potential; we eagerly look forward to a positive development in the short term, as 81db deserve respect”

Michele Martini - Rock Hard (IT)

“A new idea of rock, son of Metallica and sirtaki....Evaluation, an album you should have in your cd collection.”

Musicalnews.com - Italian webzine

“81db makes us meet metal on a different way. You fairly fast get waved in the sphere of the album. Nearly every track has some suprising aspect. This is an album I recommend to everyone that likes to take a step in the unknown and dare to meet another kind of metal. This is one of the best debut-albums I ever listened to. 9/10”

Ashladan, Belgium

“The more you listen to the album, the more you discover things to love about it. I think that they manage to make something different and to give us a very interesting proposal of modern, alternative rock/metal”

Metalzone.gr - Greece

“Tra le migliori uscite tricolori in fatto di crossover metal, di quello fatto con personalita ed inventiva, seppur impostato con trademark ben precisi”

MetalManiac - Italy

“un ottimo lavoro, un debutto sulla lunga distanza per di piu, che, per il momento, merita di attivare i “sensori” dell’attenzione di tutti i sostenitori dell’alternative music e del cosiddetto crossover, e per il futuro potrebbe, con l’ulteriore incremento della maturita, consegnare al “genere” un gruppo davvero “superiore”.”

Eutk.net - Italy

“Numerosi i momenti di interesse, con spunti methcore e heavy, a favore di una prova completa ed esaustiva sotto ogni punto di vista. 7.5/10”

Rock Hard Italy

“The first full length album of the band “Evaluation” came along , flattening everything that came across its path! Powerful, original, fresh and totally brilliant in every aspect…Unexpected present from a future mega-band! 5/6”

Metal Invader

“True progressive, challenging, abstract, melodic and demanding that does not surrender easily to his listener. Instead it brings him to the edges in the insides of a music that leaves only freshness and originality to the lucky one that gave the album time and attention. 9/10”

Vasilis Zaharopoulos - Metal Hammer Greece