Best Djent Bands

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1MeshuggahMeshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are credited with crafting the Djent subgenre. Meshuggah's line-up consists of founding members vocalist Jens Kidman and lead guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, drummer Tomas Haake, who joined in 1990, rhythm guitarist Mårten ...read more.V3 Comments
2PeripheryPeriphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005. They are known for their heavy, progressive sound which employs poly-rhythmic patterns and soaring melodies.V1 Comment
3Animals As LeadersAnimals as Leaders is an American progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka, having been formed by Abasi in 2007. Their musical style has also been described as djent.

The most musically diverse of any djent band with enormous talent involved.

Ambient parts, interesting and bewildering technical guitar parts and some good heavy sections too. And T0s0n Ab0si

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4Tesseract

I love this band, of course my favourite one is Meshuggah, but I love this band

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5Chimp Spanner
6Haunted Shores

Really more to them than just Djent. Like Black Metal meets Death Metal meets Djent. Still amazing though

7Veil of Maya

Cronies I don't know what to do it that way I you and you I just want got want to see my friends to be able I don't have a good day at school tomorrow but the only thing is I have

One of the best band I've ever heard... Dammi and the new martriarch album is awesome.. This band should be rated at top 2 in this list

8The ContortionistThe Contortionist is an American progressive metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana. Formed in 2007, the band consists of guitarists Robby Baca and Cameron Maynard, drummer Joey Baca, vocalist Mike Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt, and keyboardist Eric Guenther.
9Glass Cloud
10After the Burial

Most talented musicians in the djent genre with periphery quite close. Lost in the Static, Wolf Amongst Ravens and Collapse are some of the best songs I know

My favorite is Ometh. That song got me into metal. And it has one of the best solo ever. - R3DJoe

Their newest record is their best work since rareform, deserve to be higher up

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11I, the Breather
12Fear FactoryFear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989. During the band's career, it has released nine full-length albums and has evolved through a succession of styles, including industrial metal, death metal, groove metal, and thrash metal.
13Vildhjarta
14Sybreed
15A Life Once Lost
16Born of OsirisV2 Comments
17GojiraGojira is a progressive metal band from Bayonne, France. The band was known as Godzilla until 2001. Gojira is composed of Joe Duplantier on vocals and rhythm guitar, his brother Mario Duplantier on drums, Christian Andreu on lead guitar, and Jean-Michel Labadie on bass.
18Xerath
19Reflections
20SkyharborV1 Comment
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