Jinjer - Judgement (and Punishment) - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metalcore from Donetsk, Ukraine

Jinjer - Judgement (and Punishment) - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metalcore from Donetsk, Ukraine
Jinjer - Judgement (and Punishment) - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metalcore from Donetsk, Ukraine

Today, we turn our attention to the rising star, Jinjer, hailing from Donetsk, Ukraine. Their latest release, 'Judgement (& Punishment),' is a captivating track off their upcoming studio album, 'Macro.'

JINJER - Judgement (& Punishment) (Official Video) | Napalm Records Director: Shah Talifta (https://www.facebook.com/shah.talifta)

After publishing a review of Jinjer's previous album, 'Micro,' here on Metalhead Community Magazine, I am excited to delve into their new song, 'Judgement (& Punishment),' from their forthcoming release, 'Macro,' set to drop in October 2019. This track offers much to discuss, and what surprised me in the most positive way is the band's ongoing quest for their ultimate style—a quality worthy of admiration. Jinjer has consistently presented the world with creative and impressive ideas within the realms of metalcore, death metal, and progressive metal. 'Judgement (& Punishment)' continues this tradition with its powerful sound, recorded and produced by Max Morton, who has previously collaborated with the band on albums such as 'Micro.'

The song predominantly features various progressive elements, which have become Jinjer's signature style. However, this time, the band explores new territories, incorporating distinct influences, vibes, and tempos. 'Judgement (& Punishment)' showcases their willingness to venture into uncharted musical territory. Notably, the reggae verse stands out as an unexpected surprise. In interviews, Tatiana has expressed her affinity for reggae music, and with this song, they take their experimentation to the next level by seamlessly blending it with their own style. I greatly respect their innovative approach, as I have always been a proponent of pushing boundaries in music. This unique fusion of reggae elements with prog/metalcore showcases Jinjer's potential to pioneer this genre-defying sound.

Jinjer, band photo. Credit: Unknown

Beyond the 'additional reggae vibe,' the song retains the distinct sound of late Jinjer. It opens with an attack-driven intro, transitions into verses with growling vocals, and features melodic chorus sections with clean vocals. Tatiana's exceptional vocal prowess shines through once again, showcasing her talent in both growling and clean singing. Furthermore, the album maintains top-class standards in every aspect. Notably, Jinjer has adopted a less distorted and more gained sound, favoring subtly gained guitars. This decision sets them apart from numerous bands within the same genre and adds a refreshing touch to their music.

Taking all these factors into account, I can confidently say that I appreciate every aspect of this song. It transcends being merely a well-produced track and serves as a testament to Jinjer's continuous growth. With each release, they consistently offer something more intriguing than their previous work while preserving the defining characteristics of their traditional style.

Tatiana Shmayluk, Jinjer music video fragment

In conclusion, we, as the Metalhead Community Team, extend our congratulations to Jinjer for their outstanding piece of work, 'Judgement (& Punishment).' We wish them the utmost success in their future endeavors. Jinjer's new album, 'Macro,' is set to release on October 25, 2019, via Napalm Records. The official video for their single, 'Judgement (& Punishment),' is now available on all digital platforms. Thanks for reading.

Jinjer - Judgement (and Punishment), single front cover artwork. Art Credit: Unknown


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