Shiv are a band from Slovenia that plays a mixture of crust, d beat and grindcore and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "V vetru se zibilje".
Nature sounds start off the ep before going into a more heavy and melodic musical direction that also mixes in some d beats as well as some growling vocals a few seconds later and the guitar leads also use a great amount of melody and the riffs are also very heavily influenced by both crust and grindcore.
Most of the songs are very short in length while a couple go over the 3 or 4 minute mark and the riffing also mixes in a great amount of tremolo picking and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording and there is also a brief use of synths on one of the tracks.
Shiv plays a style of crust, d beat and grindcore that is a lot more melodic than most bands of this genre, the production sounds very raw and heavy while t he lyrics are written in their native tongue and cover angry themes.
In my opinion Shiv are a very great sounding melodic mixture of crust, d beat and grindcore and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "V vetru se zibilje" and "Postati Krik". 8 out of 10.