Jinjer, Ukrainian metal band, released Macro, their fourth studio album, on October 25th. Tatiana Shmailyuk , vocalist of Jinjer, joins us to discuss Macro‘s reception, their recent US tour, and some of her personal life experiences.
Macro was released to positive critical reception. We here at Super Metal World are certainly fans of the record. Macro followed the band’s 2019 EP, Micro.
Jinjer’s previous releases featured a more focused metalcore sound. Macro contains elements unique to Jinjer, but still shows the band’s growth in terms of instrumentals, vocals, and production.
Heavy metal isn’t the only source of inspiration for Jinjer’s music. The band has influences from genres like hip-hop and reggae forming a unique blend of heavy metal. There’s something for everyone on Macro. Tracks like “Pit of Consciousness” and “Home Back” show unquestionable moments of intensity. “Judgement (And Punishment)” feature a very experimental take on the blending of two seemingly unrelated genres, metal and reggae.
Jinjer just wrapped up the North America leg of their world tour. Soon they’ll be traveling across their home continent, Europe. Later in 2020, Jinjer has tour dates in Latin America.
Tatiana Shmailyuk joined us near the end of the band’s US tour for Macro. She has found herself in an interesting situation. She manages to balance life as an introvert while fronting a world touring metal band, and we spend some time in the interview discussing what that means to her.
Traveling, playing shows, and doing interviews takes a ton of energy. Tatiana at times seems jaded about the success. She loves the music and the fans, of course, but there are more unexpected responsibilities than expected that come with that success.
Throughout this interview we feature three tracks from Macro; “Retrospection,” “Judgement (And Punishment),” and “Home Back.” They’re some our favorite tracks on the album. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Michael & Ty