• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Jinjer, Vortex


Een nieuw album komt eraan, een nieuwe single is er al. Jinjer, ondertussen geen onbekende meer, staat voor erg sterke progressieve, alternatieve en technisch hoogstaande groove metal en Vrotex trekt die lijn door. Niet altijd even toegankelijk maar steeds boeiend. Bovendien beschikt de band in frontvouw Shmayluk over de meest allround - en dus één van de allerbeste - zangeressen die er vandaag in het wereldje rondlopen. Haar 'range' is ongelooflijk: ja, er zijn die screams en grunts, maar het verschil maakt ze vooral in haar uiterst sterke cleane parts. Daar kunnen de meeste screamertjes en gruntertjes nog wat van leren.


Wallflowers verschijnt op 27 augustus via Napalm Records.



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Through their relentless hard work, non-stop international touring and critically acclaimed chart-topping releases gaining them over 250 million cross-platform streams/views – Jinjer are inarguably one of modern metal's hottest and most exciting bands today. The band has become synonymous with doing things their own way and breaking every rule in the heavy metal handbook, which is loudly evident on their highly anticipated fourth studio album and the successor to the groundbreaking Macro.

Eugene Abdukhanov adds: “Growing creatively has always been a major goal for us. The day Jinjer stops reaching for new musical horizons- will be our last day as a band. We could have churned out what our peers expected us to do or produce Pisces clones without end but we’ve never done that and we never will. Instead, we wrote an album whose level of emotions range from the fiercest aggression we’ve ever had, to the most intricate melodies and melancholic vibes you could ever get from our music. We decided to rip apart all possible stylistic boundaries without regard to financial success or competing with our previous albums. Wallflowers is a different kind of album musically and visually. It’s about our identity as a band, as individuals and a clear statement that we are different from most artists … and that it is OK to do your own thing.”

Along with an impressive new music video, the band just dropped their hypnotizing first single “Vortex”. This first taste of the new album features Shmayluk’s vocal power entwining with the eclectic, propulsive spiral aura of the track, not only showcasing the four-piece’s tonal diversity, but also proving their individuality once again. The accompanying music video holds up a black mirror to current world events: Qualitatively in the absolute top league and featuring an interplay of potent band shots and virtual features, the four minute track devours the viewer with destructive energy, and on the other hand represents the gloomy, absorbing mood and oppression of an entire period of time.


Jinjer state: "”Vortex” is the first. The first song we recorded and the first single we played live (at Hellfest From Home 2021). This is a perfectly balanced song in our opinion. A story told through the music and it deserved a video to perfectly match it... The video is a journey, giving the single another layer, another message, as Tatiana sings about the burden of heavy thoughts and how devastating it can be, the video mirrors what the world has sadly become for many of us …"


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