'Djent'

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djent

Seems to be getting more and more popular in the underground. Could it be the next big things? (john justen will be stabbing his ears by 2013)

I imagine djent will be like (lol) Dubstep or (lol) Metalcore, where young guys will see this as progressive music and it will be big in certain circles but then every young band will make it,labels signs loads of them , a few bands will sell a lot and the music will then get watered down and sell even more and will become as ubiquitous as the aforementioned dubstep or metalcore (guaranteed djent-step/djub-step will happen and whiney will cover it in spin)

I've only heard 2 of the actual 'djent' bands , one was TesseracT ,a band from the UK and it just seemed mathy to me, nothing to dislike for me (i love love love math rock), and i know a few ilxors who liked it a lot. Then there is Animals As Leaders, as recommended by the aforementioned john justen, I didn't expect to like this as i thought it would be a bit too flashy. It certainly is flashy, but somehow stays below the line of unacceptability. Which is exactly what jjj says too.

No doubt in 6 months i'll hate this subgenre for being everyfuckingwhere and i really do hate in metal those obsessed with 'technical proficiency'. Just like in the 80s. I really hope we dont return to the days of guitar shop wank (sorry jjj, but you will feel that pain even more) but for now i hope the music is progressive and good.

so if there are any good djent bands out there, please recommend them.

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 19:59 (seven years ago) link

some of these groups would be good if the just got rid of the vocals

ice cræmde (є(٥_ ٥)э), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:07 (seven years ago) link

djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent

miranda lambo (dealwithit.gif), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:10 (seven years ago) link

Could someone photoshop records into that tree's hands?

flexidisc, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:12 (seven years ago) link

also add a pair of loosely worn headphones plz

ice cræmde (є(٥_ ٥)э), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:13 (seven years ago) link

djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent djent

― miranda lambo (dealwithit.gif),

aren't we supposed to say all that to summon you?

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) link

:)

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:25 (seven years ago) link

ice cræm is probably right in that if these bands were instrumental they would be more tolerable. It's inevitable that most of them will have shitty metalcore vox innit

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:26 (seven years ago) link

Many members of the metal community have criticized the term djent and questioned its validity as a genre.

Post-metal band Rosetta has said

Maybe we should start calling doom metal DUNNN.[15]

In response to a question Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe stated

There is no such thing as "djent," it's not a genre.[16]

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 20:48 (seven years ago) link

ugh

i have heard this tessaract thing and it is predictably awful

i blame meshuggah

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:11 (seven years ago) link

you liked a track in outloud

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) link

or was that henry posting just now

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:12 (seven years ago) link

i liked a tessaract track? its possible i guess, its funny they would come up because yesterday i wandered through the dreck of comcast metal videos on demand and played one by them and it made me sad.

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:13 (seven years ago) link

yup iirc you liked 2 of them but not as much as animal as leaders

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:14 (seven years ago) link

never thought i could hate a genre name as much as i hated "kindercore" or "groove metal" but hey here we are

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:16 (seven years ago) link

I'm gonna have to agree with the "not an actual genre" camp here

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:17 (seven years ago) link

lets see if youre saying that in 6-12 months time

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:18 (seven years ago) link

jjj had any kids in playing this style yet?

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:20 (seven years ago) link

djjjent

awesome to have a clever englishman zinging yr enemies (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) link

like, the "distinguishing features" of this genre seem to be palm-muted guitar chords and virtuosic guitar solos?

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:22 (seven years ago) link

http://www.last.fm/tag/DJENT?ac=djent

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:25 (seven years ago) link

Djent is a heavily palm-muted guitar chord.

The word djent is used to describe the guitar tone made when a two-octave power chord is palm-muted. Bulb (a.k.a. Misha Mansoor) says it best: ”[Djent is] the onomatopoeia of a heavily palm muted distorted guitar chord which is usually played as but not limited to a 4 string double octave powerchord, and as a result sounds much more metallic and sonically present than a ‘chug’ ‘chugga’ or ‘djun’ per se, and which is basically how Periphery would describe its palm muted guitar sound.” Lately, the word, coined by Fredrik Thordendal of Meshuggah, has also been used to identify bands that incorporate this in their music. Some would argue it is growing into a genre of its own; others disagree and go by Bulb’s definition, or refuse to use it altogether.

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:27 (seven years ago) link

im not doing a poll to decide it

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:28 (seven years ago) link

this just further confirms my suspicion that this doesn't count as a "genre."

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:28 (seven years ago) link

that i didnt do a poll?

you're not tricking me into doing a poll

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:30 (seven years ago) link

not being a metalhead at all, i just listened to a couple youtubes by periphery and tesseract. and they were pretty bad. extremely anal digital production and "sounding basically like evancsence" seem like better descrips than "palm muting"

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:32 (seven years ago) link

no, I don't care about your poll, I'm talking about your copypaste from last.fm.

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:32 (seven years ago) link

using a particular kind of chord in what is otherwise normal metal music does not a genre make

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:34 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnxhKBpmqtE

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:34 (seven years ago) link

Could i reserve the band name Djentle Djiant before anyone else takes it plz?

los krampusinos! (pomplamau5), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:34 (seven years ago) link

jjj had any kids in playing this style yet?

― Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, December 21, 2011 9:20 PM (13 minutes ago)

oh yes. yes indeed. rolling sadface

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:35 (seven years ago) link

like, wasn't making power chords thicker and chunkier already characteristic of nu-metal? I'm pretty sure Deftones were doing the octave-doubled power chords on a 7-string thing 20 years ago

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:36 (seven years ago) link

somebody who isnt b& should edit the wikipedia article to claim that the genre(~~) is misnamed after the tortoise song off millions now living

lord of snow and shadows (є(٥_ ٥)э), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:36 (seven years ago) link

sadface as you cant do it or sadface as youre sick of it already?
xps

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:37 (seven years ago) link

lol you banned then?

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:37 (seven years ago) link

hahaha nah i can do it, i choose not to, sadface because it will pollute my ears like pantera walk has for many years every day

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:39 (seven years ago) link

Could i reserve the band name Djentle Djiant before anyone else takes it plz?

― los krampusinos! (pomplamau5),

Only if its a Djubstep band

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:39 (seven years ago) link

oh ffs kids still come in playing Walk?

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) link

IT NEVER ENDS

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:40 (seven years ago) link

one day you will poll the top 20 most played songs by guitarists in your shop

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:41 (seven years ago) link

has some guitar guy ever gone up to one of the kids saying "dude you're doing that all wrong" *this is how you play it* ?

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:42 (seven years ago) link

oh ha have i never told this story on here?

so this older dude is playing "rock and roll hoochie coo" in here one day and this ratfaced knowitall kid i despise is hanging out boring me and getting his chubby little fry grease fingers all over anything, and he sidles over to the dude and tries to correct how he is playing it. and the guy sort of ignores him, but the kid wont stop or shut up and finally the older dude just stops and says "look, im not playing it wrong, seriously". and the kid just keeps being pushy and saying that he is and the dude responds with "hey, i know i am playing it right because I AM rick derringer, man." which he was.

PROVEN BY BOOZE SCIENCE, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:46 (seven years ago) link

haha I remember that story. so awesome.

that wiener from Emearlds (step hen faps), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:48 (seven years ago) link

...

flexidisc, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:49 (seven years ago) link

amazing.

slandblox goole, Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:51 (seven years ago) link

LOL. Not heard that one from you. But yeah, that's an amazing story

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Wednesday, 21 December 2011 21:53 (seven years ago) link

crut, if its not a genre, would you call it a movement?

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Thursday, 22 December 2011 00:13 (seven years ago) link

it's a term people have used for years. the bands mentioned in the wikipedia page are not new. 3 or 4 years ago i first heard someone in a metalcore band talk about djent. it's not a movement.

jim in glasgow, Thursday, 22 December 2011 16:57 (seven years ago) link

hey guitarist for KM uses palm muting. Maybe I am a djent forefather...

suggest biffa (henrietta lacks), Thursday, 22 December 2011 17:17 (seven years ago) link

only if djent has bassists with featureless faces pulling 90s nu-metal moves :P

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Thursday, 22 December 2011 19:08 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG7m0XFrOVQ

nakhchivan, Friday, 23 December 2011 01:55 (seven years ago) link

ok what the hell?

upper mississippi 2: still shakin, Friday, 23 December 2011 02:49 (seven years ago) link

that animals as leaders album is one of my favorites of the year. it's more or less progressive death, kinda audibly dudes who dig satch-style shred records but who also love extreme metal. honestly though I think rechristening it as a style might be positive for more people hearing some of the bands that play good & interesting technically accomplished shit like this, most of these bands aren't exactly raking in the bucks.

undervalued aerosmith tchotchkes sold in bulk, Friday, 23 December 2011 03:41 (seven years ago) link

it might also lead to a bunch of shite uninspired clones too though. But that can happen without a "scene"

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 03:44 (seven years ago) link

I can always not listen to the ones I don't like, it doesn't really bother me if there's a bunch of crappy bands within a scene

undervalued aerosmith tchotchkes sold in bulk, Friday, 23 December 2011 04:05 (seven years ago) link

not even all these metalcore bands over the last 10 years (i dont mean converge or botch or isis any of the hydrahead bands*)
or nu metal?

*i know what you're going to say!

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 04:08 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmfzWpp0hMc

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 05:01 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYbu9YRzD3Y

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 05:01 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bmXGkwNs-k

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 05:02 (seven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4h0rlWX5lM

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 05:43 (seven years ago) link

^ the track jjj liked in outloud iirc. i forget the other one he liked. may have been 'lament'.

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 05:46 (seven years ago) link

it was

Anyone need a (Jimmy Riddle), Friday, 23 December 2011 18:02 (seven years ago) link


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