Vulgarian are a band from Denver, Colorado that plays a mixture of black, sludge metal and hardcore punk and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "Human Scum" which will be released on October 30th.
Drum beats start off the album along with a very powerful sounding bass guitar a few seconds later while the slower sections of the songs also bring elements of sludge metal onto the recording. Vocals are mostly angry sounding screams which also adds in a touch of black metal and dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the riffing.
Growls can also be heard in some parts of the music while the mid tempo sections of the songs also add in the raw energy of hardcore punk. A couple of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with all of the music also always sticks mostly to either a slow or mid paced and musical direction as well as always remaining very heavy and as the album progresses a brief use of fast playing and blast beats can also be heard.
Vulgarian plays a musical style that takes black, sludge metal, crust and hardcore punk and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover anti racism, corruption, police, state violence and the overall erosion of human rights.
In my opinion Vulgarian are a very great sounding mixture of black, sludge metal, crust and hardcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Human Scum" "Shithole" and "Drown In A Swamp". 8 out of 10.