Jinjer’s new studio effort, an EP entitled “Micro” – our first anticipated release of 2019 – came out today, and I already have two new favourite songs by them with “Ape” and “Dreadful Moments.” They have developed since 2018’s “Cloud Factory” in the sense that they’re positively experimenting with focusing more on different techniques. “Micro” is a lot more progressive and djent in a good sense, the band really pulled it together a lot more and made some incredibly tight, heavy, and groovy music. What has stayed the same is Tatianana’s uniquely creepy melodies in her clean vocals.
“Ape” is an insanely progressive example of the talent that exists in that band. The drumming gives me a headache imagining what the sheet music would look like, yet I am so grateful for the lengths that Vladislav took because I have never jammed out to drums so fucking hard in a song in my life. That off-beat kind of double bass just hits me so hard, and the way he plays makes it seems like he really is utilizing the fuck out of the setup he’s got for this song.