Friday, 29 April 2011
What is Djent(pronounced as gent)?
"Djent is not a genre,its a sound"-from the what's djent video.
This is has lately been my most loved tone till date. Its a little less of very high gain and is highly palm muted. Messhugah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal is said to have coined this word. It was popularized by periphery.
Most guitarist who make djent generally use 7 or 8 string guitars. There are guitarists who play it on 6 string guitarist but it was originally made for 8 string guitarists. Riffs played by djent guitarists are very different and are at times challenging to play which of course makes it fun. Many a time people confuse djent with metalcore.
Some of my favorite djent playing bands are Messhugah ,Periphery, Cloudkicker, Scale the summit, and of course TesseracT. Due to the heavy usage of palm muting the sounds sometime seemm digital. The drumming often sounds digital. The high hat is used a lot.
If you havent heard any of this i would suggest you to listen to the album Rare Trax be Messhugah, then The discovery by cloudkicker and then carving desert canyons by scale the summit. All these three albums are amazing in their own respects and have a completely new outlook on metal music.