Shallov is the only band in Slovakia that makes us cry.
Take 3 extremely talented musicians, place them in a studio, and this is what you get. Music that is very real, bone-marrow deep, emotions that make you 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍. The barrenness of the world, the heaviness this existentialism inevitably creates, and all of the gloom it opens within you.
The point is >> Shallov does not attempt to invent anything new. They know exactly what they want // feel and are extremely good at transferring all of it into their music // art. There is no fuss. No superficial honour. (Yet, there is so much of it. Only, it is all very inconspicuous).
Shallov successfully avoids all the clichés // epitomes of genre music. Combined with extremely elaborate songs that often span more than 10 minutes in length, they’re eposes that never bore or over-indulge. Brutal, raw, fierce, sorrowful, honest.
𝑾𝒉𝒐 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒖𝒏𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍?
There is no more substantial // cult band in Slovakia, with more to say at the moment, than Shallov. Full stop.