Badr Vogu are a band from Oakland, California that plays a mixture of sludge, crust and doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Wroth" which was released by Tribunal Of The Axe".
Spoken word samples start off the album before going into a heavier doom metal direction which also introduces high pitched sludge screams onto t he recording while the riffs also use a decent amount of melody and a great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion while death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and spoken word samples are also used on some of the later songs and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard while also bringing in elements of crust and some of the slow riffs also add in a touch of southern blues and as the album progresses clean guitars can be heard on some of the tracks as well as a brief use of acoustic and slide guitars.
Badr Vogu plays a musical style that takes sludge and doom metal and mixes them together with some crust and death metal elements as well as a touch of southern blues to create a musical sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover misanthropy, societal greed, and disgust for humanity themes.
In my opinion Badr Vogu are a very great sounding mixture of sludge, crust and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Copernican Theory" "Beasts Of Burden" "Narcotically Opaque" and "Of Misanthropy And Malaise". 8 out of 10.