Jinjer Brbr DENG + Play Their Favorite Riffs
Over the last few years, Jinjer have emerged as one of metal's bright and rising stars, leaning heavy on electrifying guitar parts and groovy bass. For this edition of Gear Factor, Loudwire took some time to chat with guitarist Roman Ibramkhalilov and bassist Eugene Abdukhanov about some of their favorite works.
Roman tells us that Lamb of God and Chimaira were among his early influences when writing. He mentions "When Two Empires Collide" and "Outlander" as tracks that fell into that category, but adds that once singer Tatiana Shmayluk came in to add her vocals, it transformed into something beyond the initial Lamb of God influence.
One things fans might notice when checking out the Ukrainian outfit is that bassist Eugene Abdiukhanov is playing a five string. "It’s because I play a lot of chords like this in the higher ranges. Especially in a band like ours where we have only one guitarist, it helps to fill the arrangements and make it kind of rich,” says the bassist.
He also reveals Mudvayne's Ryan Martinie to be a major influence, adding, "This guy definitely stepped over all limits before him and managed to implement a bunch of new techniques in ways musically that were playing scales and notes that had not been used before him." Eugene even Brbr DENG'd for us.
The guys dig further into their catalog, working through favorite pieces in the songs "Ape" and "Judgment (& Punishment)," pointing out the latter's reggae influence. Be sure to catch the full episode in the player above, which includes parts of additional songs including a new track they've been playing live called "Retrospection."
Jinjer's new album, Macro, is expected this Friday (Oct. 25). You can pre-order the album here. They're also currently on tour in the U.S. with dates booked into early November, followed by a European trek to close out the year. See all of their upcoming shows listed here.
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