Best Djent Bands

The Top Ten

1 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/

They're good but they just sound like Meshuggah

And I'm the finisher of djent

Was there any doubt? - AdamDestructorJr.

2 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. They are credited with popularizing the modern djent scene. Over time they have progressed from djent more.

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

They're amazing, every other djent bands (even metal bands in my opinion) can't get any better or close

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

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/

3 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.

Incredibly diverse sound, technically talented guitarists, intricate yet enjoyable melodies -- not many other bands can accomplish this. Very talented individuals who make satisfying and complex music.

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

Crazy Guitarist with new ideas.

Simply the best because no rubbish vocals

4 Tesseract Tesseract are a British progressive metal band from Milton Keynes, England. The band, formed in 2003, consists of Daniel Tompkins, Alec "Acle" Kahney, James Monteith, Amos Williams, and Jay Postones. The band is currently signed to Kscope.

Kinda like a non-gay periphery

Altered State is their best album

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

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

5 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.

Exoplanet was on its own level when it came out. This band really pushed the limits on what you could do conceptually and musically in metal.

6 After the Burial After the Burial is an American metalcore band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records and have released four of their five full-length albums through the label.

Super complicated and beautiful guitar riffs on top of super low djent patterns.

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

These guys really rock. New album Evergreen is beautiful

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

7 Erra

Flawless discography!

8 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.

My favorite 2010s metal band. The ironic thing is I am not a huge fan of Metalcore or Prog Metal but this band mixes the 2 together and I still love it.

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

Best djent band I've ever heard


9 Vildhjarta

Pioneers indeed

One of the pioneers of the genre

The djentiest

10 Monuments

Y isn't monuments on the top man... hail monuments after pantera this is my favorite

Groovy band

The Contenders

11 Veil of Maya Veil of Maya is an American metalcore band, formed in Chicago, Illinois by members Marc Okubo and Sam Applebaum in 2004. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records and have released six studio albums.

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

The Matriarch album is epic and powerful. Very great band. - Assuero-Tompkins

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

12 Oceans Ate Alaska

Hikari from front to back is absolutely amazing

13 SikTh
14 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.
15 Northlane

I can't believe these guys haven't been mentioned! But surely top 20 at least they're legit and one of the best heavy groups out of Aussie shores

16 Chimp Spanner

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

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

Epic. The end.

Great Band

Wormholes EP from Concept of Dreaming is what I show to anyone who asks what Djemt sounds like. They got me addicted to Djent.

19 Textures

These guys are one of the pioneers of the djent movement and are seriously underrated. Every album released by them is a masterpiece with their signature polyrythmic sound, complex drums and great mix oh harsh and clean vocals. Had the pleasure of watching their last show and have solidified as one of the greatest modern metal bands.

20 Haunted Shores

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

21 Mechina
22 Glass Cloud
23 Sybreed
24 I, the Breather
25 Skyharbor Skyharbor is an Indian/American progressive metal band with members from New Delhi and Mumbai, India; and Cleveland, Ohio, US.

Best band, amazing style of music

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

26 Reflections

Most underrated djent band ever, very technical and amazing should be ranked higher

27 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

Not far off it though, but yeah, different sort of progressive metal. - MaxStickies

28 Heart of a Coward
29 Galactic Pegasus
30 Auras
31 Twelve Foot Ninja

Only just found out about this band today but I already quite like their music. Odd mixture of world music and metal. - MaxStickies

32 A Life Once Lost
33 Destiny Potato

Yeah.. number 1 right here.. actually, this band is the beginnings of David Maxim Micic which.. he should be #1 of all time. Listen and you'll see.

34 Modern Day Babylon
35 Xerath
36 Uneven Structure
37 Whitechapel

Whitechapel is Deathcore not Djent

38 Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

Jambi is djent

39 Emmure Emmure is an American metalcore band formed in 2003. Originally based in New Fairfield, Connecticut, but now residing in Queens, New York, the group has a total of seven releases, with their first public release being a 2006 EP entitled The Complete Guide to Needlework.
40 Cloudkicker
41 Yonsample (Kolkata)
42 Lifeforms
43 Sworn In

Very underrated and extremely talented band.

44 Sirens
45 Attack Attack!
46 Kobong
47 Voyager

They're pretty good.
They're pretty good. - AdamDestructorJr.

48 Elitist Elitist was an American progressive metalcore band from Los Angeles, California signed to Equal Vision Records.
49 The Empire Shall Fall
50 Woe, Is Me
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