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.

How can somebody be themself?

I think this item used to be misspelled and that comment was satirizing that - Alkadikce

The creators of djent! M/

They're good but they just sound like Meshuggah

And I'm the finisher of djent

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


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

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.

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.

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.

Simply the best because no rubbish vocals

Crazy Guitarist with new ideas.

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

4 Tesseract 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.

Altered State is their best album


Bad band.

Kinda like a non-gay periphery

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.

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 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.

These guys really rock. New album Evergreen is beautiful

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

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

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Flawless discography!

8 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.

Epic band!

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.

Best djent band I've ever heard

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

9 Monuments

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

Groovy band

10 Vildhjarta

Pioneers indeed

One of the pioneers of the genre

The djentiest

The Contenders

11 Veil of Maya 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.

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

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

12 Oceans Ate Alaska

Hikari from front to back is absolutely amazing

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14 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.
15 Northlane 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 Oni Oni Oni is a Canadian progressive / djent metal band formed in 2014. In 2016 they released their debut album - Ironshore. more.
17 Chimp Spanner

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

18 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.

19 Haunted Shores

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

20 Mechina
21 Glass Cloud
22 Sybreed
23 Volumes

Epic. The end.

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

Great Band

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

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

26 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

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

27 Reflections

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

28 A Life Once Lost
29 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.

30 Xerath
31 Uneven Structure
32 Whitechapel

Whitechapel is Deathcore not Djent

33 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

34 Modern Day Babylon
35 Tool Tool Tool is an American progressive/alternative/post-metal band, that was formed in 1990. more.

Jambi is djent

36 Emmure 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.
37 Galactic Pegasus
38 Heart of a Coward
39 Yonsample (Kolkata)
40 Lifeforms Lifeforms
41 Auras Auras
42 Sworn In

Very underrated and extremely talented band.

43 Sirens
44 Attack Attack!
45 Cloudkicker
46 Kobong
47 Voyager

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

48 Elitist 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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