Jinjer – Judgement (and Punishment) Song Review
Today we are featuring another rising star; Jinjer, from Ukraine. We have reviewed; Judgement (& Punishment), off from their upcoming album; Macro, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
We have published Jinjer’s Micro album review some time ago here on Metalhead Community Magazine and today, the band has released a new song; Judgement (& Punishment) from their upcoming album; Macro which will be out in October 2019. Honestly, there’s a lot to say about this song. The only surprising thing (in a positive way) to hear for me on this song was to see that Jinjer is still in a search for their ultimate style, which is admirable. We all know that they have been offering the world quite creative and impressive ideas from metalcore/death metal/progressive metal for years. Judgement (& Punishment) is another exceptionally good sounding powerful song, recorded and produced by Max Morton, who also worked with Jinjer before, recorded and fully produced their some other albums including Micro.
The song is mostly structured with many different progressive elements as Jinjer usually does. This time, it is much more prog with distinct influences, vibes, and tempos. Apparently they are trying something new for the first time on this album. Until now, they have been putting together ideas mostly with western influences. In this matter, Judgement (& Punishment) has much more to offer than that. As you will also hear, the most interesting thing was the reggae verse, as I have mentioned above as the unexpected thing. I know from Tatiana’s some interviews that she was too much into reggae music. They have decided to take their experimentation into the next level by trying to mix this with their own style. First of all, I respect that. As you also know from some of my previous articles that I have always been a big supporter of innovative thinking in music. As far as I know, this is going to be one of the first experimentations of blending reggae elements with prog/metalcore. If they can continue developing it, Jinjer is going to be a pioneer in this field without a doubt.
Except for this “additional reggae vibe”, the song melodically sounded like traditional late Jinjer. Attack intro parts, verses with growling vocals and melodic chorus sections with clean vocals. Tatiana is an exceptional vocalist who is very talented in both growling and clean singing. As she always does, her performance is quite impressive as well.
As I mentioned before, the album has top-class standards in every way. Lately, they started to sound less distorted, more gained. In fact, with a very little gained guitars. I personally liked this decision a lot. By this way, they still sound powerful but also separated themselves from tons of other bands in the same genre with them.
When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I liked everything they have done on this song so far. This very song was much more for me than just a good sounding song. Jinjer is simply telling their listeners that they are still improving, and every time coming back with something much more interesting than the previous, without losing the characteristic features of the traditional Jinjer music style.
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In conclusion, we, as Metalhead Community Team, congratulate Jinjer for their amazing piece of work; Judgement (& Punishment), and wish them the very best in their future. Jinjer’s new album Macro will be out October 25, 2019, via Napalm Records. The official video for their song “Judgement (& Punishment)” – new single available now on all digital platforms. Thanks for reading.