Saturday, September 28, 2013

81db - A blind man´s dream

81db - A blind man´s dream (2013) Bakerteam Records
Produced by 81db
Tracks : 1.Manicomium 2.Sirens 3.When the cat´s away 4.Vanessa´s box 5.House rules 6.Food for thought 7.Electroshock 8.Alien invasion 9.Insane wishes 10.The great escape 11.A blind man´s dream
2 out of 5

Here´s a band that has opened for Deep Purple and worked with producer Sylvia Massy Shivy on their previous album "Impressions" from 2010.
The Italian band 81db sure has a unique sound where they blend progressive metal with folkmusic and even experimental rock, the music is technical and a bit adventurous but their weak link is their lead singer. This would be so much better with a stronger vocalist, because they´re great musicians and got some cool ideas.
81db sounds like a mix between Superior, Skyclad and Odd Dimension. In some moments like "Alien invasion" and "Electroshock", they also bring thoughts to System of a down. I really like the 7 minute long "Manicomium" and the melodic "Sirens", but like I said, I´m not too fond of their singer.

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