Top 10 Facts About Djent Music

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.
The Top Ten
1 Djent is a distinctive high-gain, distorted, palm-muted, low-pitch guitar sound

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.

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

Let me guess, it takes lots of talent to play?

4 Djent guitars have minimum 7 strings

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!

5 Djent was named for an onomatopoeia for the distinctive sound
6 Fredrik Thordendal, Meshuggah guitarist, is considered the originator of the djent technique Fredrik Thordendal (born February 11, 1970) is a Swedish musician, best known as the lead guitarist and backing vocalist for the Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah. He's considered the originator of the djent technique. Thordendal was rated No. 35 by Guitar World in the top 100 greatest heavy metal guitarists of all-time, along with Meshuggah's rhythm guitarist Mårten Hagström.
7 Djent music uses polymeters

This happens because it's mostly used in progressive metal/rock, and prog often uses polymeters.

8 Djent movement / Djent scene developed from an online community

Most of social media groups have much criativity, they create memes, gifs, funny jokes about whatever they see it's worth it, so, I believe, as a guitar player and music student, (but also as a member of many "music stuff" group), that Djent is a heavy music genre created from particular influences from person to person, and social medias, mainly teen groups, those ones who likes to labels in many things they listen to, and to what they call djent and what not, like...Plini's djent sound isn't the same as Animals As Leaders's, perhaps they listen the same of different types of soft and heavy music, but each "djent band" or "djent artist" use their own feelings, heavy sound likings, to create their "djent music", and to complement what many opinions here agree about, for me, yes, there are particularity in what we call djent and what we don't.

9 Djent guitar sound was first employed by Meshuggah and SikTh
10 It's OK to say "I am looking for gear that is djenty"

You can ask in a music store: "Is this guitar djenty? " Just make sure you are in the right store...haha.

The Contenders
11 Djent is a meme

Does it djent though?

12 Djent is a musical movement based on recent concepts about Music.
13 Djent is a musical revolution that integrates the set of artistic works to be produced and propagated in the post-modern period, from the mid 2000s onwards
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