I have been listening to Bloodywood again a bit recently. I bet most would find them total #$^ as either the rap element, the metal element, the foreign language element or the indigenous element would razzle some feather here or there, but I find the mix of the music jaw dropping. They are currently my favorite band of the year and on my top 10 for personal connection.
I find them to be very talented in each of the genres they are working within and I think for a person that is a mild metal head, but not hugely judgemental (i.e. it wasn't heavy enough, so it is trash), the sounds are very well done. Add on top that they are a self-produced band (at least early on) and many of their topics are controversial/difficult, but they chose to follow that path instead of an easy path, I would like to meet each member of the band and simply say thank-you.
I have a co-worker who was born in India and goes back every few months. When I first discovered the band (i.e. YouTube algorithm, not my own effort) I asked if he would see if he could grab me a record or two next time he went and he told me that when he asked, nobody knew who they were, so they are likely a Westernized band with the majority of the following being in Europe and North America. I find their style interesting and am glad that the gods at YouTube assumed that was what I wanted to listen to. They have become pretty popular in the 'reaction video' scene, which is not my thing, but if it helps connect people to new ideas, then I guess it works.
My recommendation, if you are interested would be to YouTube any of the songs except 'Yaad.' The song is great, but it is too much of a gut punch for me to listen to often. It is not on my regular music rotation.
Also, for those who are not metal people who often argue that "They are just screaming. I can't understand what they are saying!" that is true at times with this band. In all fairness, I agree, but the fact that they are screaming in a different language at times gives me an out. They do put sub-titles on a good bit of the time and I'd say the sounds of the words are imprinted on me now, even if the correct usage isn't.
Wow. . . too long of a post. . . Sorry, but not so sorry as to delete it. If metal, rap and different cultures are in your wheelhouse, check out Bloodywood on YouTube. If not, skip for sure.