It's a fairly recent front that has been gaining <a href='http://tinyurl.com/y42zurt'>alot</a> of popularity, mainly among younger metalheads. The overall "cleaner" aesthetics from the bands' looks to the sound make a derivation from the "classic" Metal feel that is pretty appealing, apparently. However a byproduct of the sub genre has been developed from the Metal elitist; Meshuggah-worhsiper, Periphery-hater, major gearhead and audiophile, all about 'fuck groove - endless blastbeats' where polyrhythms and high-end technical riffs are the law. You might not want to play Black Metal around these guys otherwise they'll literally melt from the lack of sound quality and mastering.
I like Djent for its differences, as most sub genres (that's what makes Metal great) but it can easily turn me off when it gets over-produced, over-computerized and starts lacking the raw human element to it.
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:01 am
by Kommander Ken
The way the that wooden guitar only has one thick string kind of reminds me of this.
I dunno, I sort of like Djent. Although the demonstration in that video was kind of "meh".
Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:56 pm
Djent is not a thing. There is only progressive metal.
And shovel metal:
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:44 pm
Zupponn wrote:Djent is not a thing. There is only progressive metal.
It has been a thing since Meshuggah started using the term as an onomatopoeia, it definitely got a bit out of hand and escalated into its own scene, though. You got plenty of bands that are prog in nature but they don't sound djent.