Jinjer is back. The Ukrainian metalcore band has announced they will release their next album, Wallflowers, on August 27th via Napalm Records. Today, they unveil their first single, "Vortex," which you can hear below.
The song is heavy on melody and groove, and is an interesting evolution of the band's sound. It's the type of song you could play for a friend who is just starting to explore heavy music, and as far as I am concerned, we need more music like that, so it has my seal of approval. Fans of Jinjer's heavier side do not need to worry, as the song climaxes with an epicly heavy breakdown.
Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov offered these comments on the album “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.”
You can pre-order Wallflowers here.