Best Djent Bands

The Top Ten

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, ...read more.

Never heard anything like them and still I deniably djent!

This band is brilliant I listen to Bleed on a daily basis.

They're good but they just sound like Meshuggah

Djent isn't a genre

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 ...read more.

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/

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.

Lit

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.

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

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

Simply the best because no rubbish vocals

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.

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.

Altered State is their best album

Kinda like a non-gay periphery

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.

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.

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

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

Wow ATB crushes and their concerts are fantastic. Djent definers.

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

Erra

Flawless discography!

Vildhjarta

One of the pioneers of the genre

Pioneers indeed

The djentiest

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 ...read 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

Come on

Monuments

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

The Newcomers

? Unseen Faith

Waver album is an excellent demonstration of progressive music. These djent influences are very notorious.

The Contenders

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

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.

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

The Matriarch album is epic and powerful. Very great band.

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

Oceans Ate Alaska

Hikari from front to back is absolutely amazing

Glass Cloud
Volumes

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

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

Mechina
Haunted Shores

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

Chimp Spanner

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

Reflections

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

Sybreed
Heart of a Coward
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