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Djent /ˈdʒɛnt is a subgenre of Heavy Metal music that developed as a spinoff of traditional Progressive Metal.

The word "djent" is an onomatopoeia for the distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted, low pitch guitar sound most notably employed by bands like Meshuggah and Sikth.

Typically, the word is used to refer to music that makes use of this sound, to the sound itself, or to the scene that revolves around it.


Meshuggah are generally considered the originators of the djent technique, but the scene itself developed from an online community of home recording enthusiasts including Misha Mansoor whose success with Periphery brought djent "from the virtual world into the real one". Other important bands in the development of the style are Sikth, Animals as Leaders, TesseracT and Textures.

The scene has grown rapidly and members of this original online community, including the bands Chimp Spanner, Gizmachi, and Monuments, have gone on to tour and release albums commercially. Other bands that are often considered djent include A Life Once Lost, Veil of Maya, Vildhjarta, and Xerath. The group Born of Osiris have also been described as being inspired by the djent movement. The bands Hacktivist and Devastator fuse djent with Rap Metal, using Rap as the primary vocal style.

Musicians Quotes

Misha Mansoor from Periphery uses many guitar effects to influence the music. They use a lot high gain by using an overdrive pedal. "To get a djent tone on any guitar you have to buy a compressor, Overdrive or Tube Screamer, Distortion, and Shimmer Reverb pedals to allow you to get a djenty tone depending on your amp and guitar in general".

Guitarist Jake Bowen, was quoted in an Interview in The Independent Voice, when asked how he felt about the term Djent - "To us it’s whatever, we don’t call the music we write Djent, but if people want a cute little designation for us like Djent, more power to them".

Some Bands




Born of Osiris

After The Burial


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