Best Djent Bands

The Top Ten

1 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah 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. V 3 Comments
2 Periphery Periphery Periphery 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. V 1 Comment
3 Animals As Leaders Animals As Leaders Animals 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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4 Tesseract

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

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5 Chimp Spanner
6 Haunted Shores

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

7 The Contortionist The Contortionist The 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.
8 Veil 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

9 After the Burial After 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

10 Glass Cloud

The Contenders

11 Fear Factory Fear Factory Fear 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.
12 I, the Breather
13 Sybreed
14 Vildhjarta
15 Gojira Gojira Gojira 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.
16 Born of Osiris

ARE you joking?! These guys are the new kings of Djent! Number 1 please and thank you!

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17 A Life Once Lost
18 Volumes
19 Xerath
20 Reflections
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