Jinjer - Wallflower - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metal from Donetsk, Ukraine

Jinjer - Wallflower - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metal from Donetsk, Ukraine
Jinjer - Wallflower - Song Review - Modern Progressive Metal from Donetsk, Ukraine

Today we are delving into the Ukrainian progressive metal pioneers, Jinjer, with their new single, 'Wallflower,' which was released on August 25, 2021.

Jinjer is surely one of the most hard-working and determined bands out there who have achieved quite incredible things in their careers so far. Currently, they are the most successful and internationally well-known metal band from Ukraine. Today, the band released their third single, 'Wallflower,' along with an impressive music video only two days before the release of their fifth studio album, 'Wallflowers.'

When I think about the bands at the top of the industry, Jinjer, for me, is one of the very few bands that continues to improve and challenge themselves musically, technically, and creatively. I have been closely following their progress over the last few years, and I must admit that they have rightfully earned this level of success in their careers without hesitation. Their latest single, 'Wallflower,' came out with an impressive music video today and has already garnered more than 130k views on YouTube in about 10 hours.

First of all, 'Wallflower' has a different approach than Jinjer's other releases from the 'Wallflowers' album, such as 'Vortex' and 'Mediator.' We don't often see Jinjer focusing on the overall mood rather than technicality, and I am glad to see that happen. When I listened to the song for the first time, I was impressed by their representation of good and evil in 'Wallflower' more than anything else. The first part of the song is melodic, carrying classic Tool influences in its instrumentation. The atmosphere is fantastic, making it impossible for any listener to resist its powerful vibes. Tatiana is charming with her vocals as she has always been, but this time, I felt like she has never been this emotional when it comes to Jinjer's musical character. The melodic part ends in a cinematic way where she reminded me of some horror classics with her growling, which I also think is the peak of the entire song. The second part of 'Wallflower' is where Jinjer brings back demons from hell. They return to their roots, combining technical elements with dark vibes in the most impressive way.

The music video, on the other hand, beautifully follows the musical story and makes a flawless impact. I have watched almost all Jinjer music videos out there. 'Wallflower,' in this way, is the first music video where the band members stepped up and acted in their short story. Honestly, I am glad to see that they have tried to take themselves to the next level in their filmmaking as well. In my book, that's what makes a band 'great'; always aiming for better than before, no matter what. And that's why I respect Jinjer in the first place.

On the technical side of things, 'Wallflower' maintains fantastic standards in every way as well. They have already established their musical character and sound through the years. Every time they release a new album, it is easy to recognize that it's Jinjer playing. However, the most special feature in 'Wallflower' for me was the moment where Tatiana starts growling and connects the song with its second part in the most brutal but beautiful way. I was blown away by the outcome, and Max Morton has done an amazing job in giving life to such innovative work.

When I take all these into account, I'd like to say that 'Wallflower' has already become my all-time favorite Jinjer song. They have always reminded me of my first discovery of Opeth with their dark side, intelligence, and vision. It doesn't seem like there are many bands out there who can take this specific music style any further.

In conclusion, the Metalhead Community Team congratulates Jinjer for their impressive single, 'Wallflower,' and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.



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