Jinjer Live at Denver’s Summit Music Hall

April 16, 2018 - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO

Jinjer Live
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Jinjer Live at the Summit Music Hall – Jinjer was formed in 2009 and shortly after the release of their EP, the original vocalist left for the USA.  Founding member, Dmitriy Oksen decided to carry the band on after the loss of their vocalist. Tatiana Shmailyuk joined the band as the new vocalist, which was probably the real starting point for the band. Originally, Shmailyuk didn’t want to stay for long in the band, just to help friends for a short while. But as it often happens, the temporary turns into the permanent. Almost at the same time Roman Ibramkhalilov joined the band. The guitarist whose talent and skills would become one of the foundations of the band’s sound today. Through hard work and touring, their popularity has grown leading to Jinjer being voted the Best Ukrainian Metal Band of 2013, 2016.

When this tour was announced (their first time in North America), I personally was very excited about Jinjer coming to the USA. That excitement only grew the more I saw posts about the tour. The night of the show arrived and the buzz outside the venue before the doors opened was about Jinjer. When the lights came down and the band started to take the stage to an instrumental prologue, a roar went up that had me turning to the crowd and listening and watching the horns thrown up.

Jinjer started their set with “Who’s Gonna Be The One” from their 2014 album release, ‘Cloud Factory’. Tatiana Shmailyuk‘s vocals moved with ease from her growling hard-core vocals, to clean vocals which she carried through the night from one song to the next. As the band interacted with their fans, Shmailyuk poured out her energy moving and flowing across the stage and at times sitting while rocking to the music. They moved through their songs, old and new, with a great amount of energy that was returned by the crowd and seemed to get stronger until the last song finished. As Jinjer took their bows, everyone was cheering at the top of their lungs in appreciation for an amazing performance! What a great pleasure for me to see Jinjer, and I look forward to their return to the US.

Jinjer is:
Tatiana Shmailyuk – vocals
Roman Ibramkhalilov – guitars
Eugene Kostyuk – bass
Vladislav Ulasevish – drums

Set list:
Prologue @Tape[Instrumental]
Who’s Gonna Be the One
Words of Wisdom
Sit Stay Roll Over
I Speak Astronomy
Just Another
Pisces
I Want It I’ll Get It
Captain Clock
Outlander
No Hoard of Value
Cloud Factory
Bad Water
Scissors
Beggars’ Dance @Tape

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