Riff Police! Pull Over! #108: Gojira Vs Jinjer!

Back in 2012, the highly influential “L’Enfant Sauvage” from Gojira was met by Universal critical acclaim when it was released by Roadrunner Records. The Frenchmen had created a masterpiece that combines Technical Death Metal, Progressive and Groove styles and in the first week alone shipped almost three times as many copies as it’s predecessor “The Way of All Flesh“.

Two years later, Ukrainian Progressive Groove Metallers Jinjer started to build on the success of their debut album “Inhale, Don’t Breathe” with 2014’s “Cloud Factory“. Originally a self release, it was later picked up by Napalm Records and re-issued in 2018. A mix of Death and Groove Metal with vocalist Tatiana Shmailyuk delivering some of the most brutal female vocals around, one track in particular stands out. That track is “Bad Water” which has clean vocals and musically… Well let’s just say that guitarist Roman Ibramkhalilov has always cited Gojira as an influence and this one borrows from “Planned Obsolescence” more than just a little. Both great tracks from a pair of bands who are making waves.

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