Arduini/Balich are a band from Connecticut that plays a progressive mixture of doom and heavy metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Dawn Of Ages" which was released by Cruz Del Sur Music.
Distorted guitar amp sounds start off the album and after awhile hard yet melodic guitar riffing is added onto the recording along with the solos and leads also bringing in a great amount of melody and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while the riffs add in the heaviness of doom metal.
When vocals are added onto the recording they are done in a very melodic traditional metal style and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and while t he music is rooted in the 80's it also sounds very modern at the same time and as the album progresses the music gets more progressive and there is also a brief use of spoken word parts and acoustic guitars on later tracks and they also bring in Uriah Heep, Beau Brummels, and Black Sabbath covers towards the end.
Arduini/Balich plays a musical style that takes the progressive, heavy and doom metal genres of the 80's and gives them a more up to date touch, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and mythological themes.
In my opinion Arduini/Balich are a very great sounding progressive mixture of doom and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Fallen" The Wraith" "The Gates Of Acheron" and "After All". 8 out of 10.