Best Djent Bands

The Top Ten

1 Meshuggah Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are often considered the fathers or founders of the djent metal sub genre due to their use of downtuned guitars. They are also known for their song “Bleed”, which is known for its extremely complicated instrumentation, more.

The creators of djent! M/

And I'm the finisher of djent

Djent isn't a genre - ryanrimmel

These guys are good, my favourite álbum by them is Nothing

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.

These guys are the epitome of the genre. Just listening to them lets you know djent doesn't get any better.

Saw them live last year and they were very, very good.

They're lit! Omega is their best song! - Elijah_Cook

If you haven't heard Periphery II: This time it's personal, do yourself a favor and go listen to it. Easily the best album by periphery m/

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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 Tesseract

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

Kinda like a non-gay periphery

If you haven't heard Altered State yet, you really should.

5 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.

Just got into them. Definitely worth a listen. - Elijah_Cook

6 Chimp Spanner

Hard to believe, this is a 1 man band that does the whole engineering himself. Much respect!

7 Born of Osiris Born of Osiris Born of Osiris is an American deathcore band, formed in 2003 in Palatine, a suburb of Chicago. The group underwent several name changes, including Diminished, Your Heart Engraved, and Rosecrance, before finally settling on Born of Osiris in 2007, basing the name on the Egyptian deity Osiris, and the more.

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

Machines is an amazing song that draws from djent and technical deathcore. - Elijah_Cook

Come on


8 Haunted Shores

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

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 Oni Oni Oni is a Canadian progressive / djent metal band formed in 2014. In 2016 they released their debut album - Ironshore. more.

The Contenders

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12 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

Most underrated modern metal band today. Their music is just electrifying and their new album rocks HARD while still possessing a strong melody in each track. - Elijah_Cook

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

13 Vildhjarta
14 Textures
15 Glass Cloud
16 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.
17 I, the Breather
18 Skyharbor Skyharbor

I love their music... they deserve to be in the top ten.

19 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.

Gojira is not djent - themagicpebble

20 A Life Once Lost
21 Mechina
22 Monuments

Groovy band

23 Sybreed
24 Xerath
25 Reflections
26 Volumes

Great Band

27 Erra
28 Cloudkicker
29 Destiny Potato
30 Modern Day Babylon
31 Sworn In

Very underrated and extremely talented band.

32 Sirens
33 Whitechapel
34 Galactic Pegasus
35 Elitist Elitist
36 Lifeforms Lifeforms
37 The Empire Shall Fall
38 Auras Auras
39 Woe, Is Me
40 Attack Attack!
41 Kobong
42 Voyager
43 Uneven Structure
44 Heart of a Coward
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