Review Summary: Don't let this review make you fool, because the reviewer may be fool too
For my comeback to sputnikmusic I wanted to review something that has not much exposure.
Jinjer is a Ukrainian band formed in 2009. They went through several changes in the band's lineup and I've been stable since the release of their 3rd full length ''King of everything''. Their sound is pretty unique since it's female fronted extreme metal band with jazzy incluences. Their lead singer, Tatiana Shmailyuk, has an impressive range from a solid clean voice reminiscent of Gwen stefany of No Doubt to freaky super low growl.
Micro is actually a 5 song EP that could be a great introduction to the Jinjer sound. The opener ''APE'' is a groovy hard hitting number. It really shows how the bass is an important part of their sound. Bassist Eugene Kostyuk is the star of the band in my opinion. Drummer Vladislav Ulasevich show is impressive ability at groovy through an heavy song. His playing kinda reminds me of Thomas Haake from Meshuggah mixed with Martin Lopez (ex-opeth). Talking of grooves, The opening of ''Dreadful moments'' and the middle part of ''Perennial'' are great example of this band can groove and switch from super heavy to smooth. You can also hear the Gojira influences.
The songs are not very long, but you can go through a lot of mood changes in the same song. ''Teacher, Teacher'' stands out as one the slowest song on the album with mostly clean singing. The chorus is the catchiest of the album while Tatiana sings catchy lines like ''Don't let their school make a fool of you, Because the teachers may be fools too''.
The guitar player Roman Ibramkhalilov is the underdog of the band. His playing is interesting and solid. He doesn't play flashy leads, but his playing serves the music. Last song is ''Micro'' which is an instrumental bass and drum jam.
So, If you like bands like Meshuggah or Gojira, groovy metal and impressive vocal, Jinjer is a band to look for.
My only complaint would be that it's actually only 4 true songs.