Top 10 Facts About Djent MusicMetal_Treasure The discussion on whether djent /ˈdʒɛnt/ is a music subgenre or not is still going on. I think most of the musicians believe it's not a subgenre and prefer to call it "music style".
But some other musicians believe djent is a subgenre. Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders stated that "there are specific characteristics that are common to "djent" bands, therefore implying legitimate use of the term as a genre." He made the point that a genre is "defined by the ability to associate common features between different artists. In this way, it is possible to view djent as a genre describing a particular niche of modern, progressive metal."
So what is djent? Here are some answers.
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The most popular song with this sound is Bleed by Meshuggah (in case you are curious...).
But not all djent bands are that heavy - Meshuggah just play extreme metal while TesseracT aren't heavy, for example. - Metal_Treasure
Onomatopoeia is the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoo, sizzle). In other words, the "djent guitar" sounds like the word "djent" /ˈdʒɛnt/ repeated - "djent djent djent djent..."
Some members of the rock/metal community criticized the term "djent" because it's like calling doom metal 'Dunnn'. LOL.
But the term "djent" already became popular and I don't think it's gonna be changed. This term emerged as an informal word in a small online community when nobody expected this style to become a thing. - Metal_Treasure
There's a funny yet useful youtube video: How To Be DJENT! by SteveTerreberry - Metal_Treasure
I don't think I have to say why I like prog metal, neoclassical metal and these etc genres more than thrash metal or death metal.
They get the best out of a guitar! - zxm
You can ask in a music store: "Is this guitar djenty? " Just make sure you are in the right store... - Metal_Treasure
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2. The word 'djent' may refer to music that makes use of this sound, to the sound itself, or to the scene that revolves around it
3. Djent is a development of progressive metal