16 Sunsets in 24 Hours

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One heavy-sounding album with plenty of nice, melodic bits, 16 Sunsets in 24 Hours falls somewhere between the '90s heavy rock scene, bands like Helmet and Quicksand, and the stoner music genre, borrowing some of the best aspects of both. The band's main groove is anchored around thick, bone-crushing guitar and singer Tony's beefy voice, which recalls Henry Rollins, perfect for the sort of low-end, Black Sabbath-like crunch Shallow unleashes on unsuspecting heshers. But Shallow's vibe isn't all heavy. The song "Titanic" starts out sweet and builds to an awesome hook for the chorus. The band does the soft-loud-soft-loud thing like Nirvana, and they do it convincingly. However, their lyrics are mostly trite. Shallow changed their name to the Last Drop a couple of years after the release of 16 Sunsets in 24 Hours.

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