Primary Stylistic Influences:

Djent is a subgenre of heavy metal characterized by heavy syncopated riffs, polyrythmic drumming and irregular time signatures which became popular in the early 2010s. Essentially, a cross between Progressive Metal and Groove Metal.

Bands typically considered to be Djent include:

Djent contains the following tropes:

  • Dead Unicorn Trope - Djent bands are stereotyped as always using 8 and 9-string guitars, largely due to the influence of Meshuggah. In reality, most bands in the genre use downtuned seven strings.
  • Discredited Meme: Most bands in the genre are utterly sick of the "but will it djent?" meme.
  • I Am the Band: In Djent, a lot of "bands" in the genre are really just one guy who can play guitar and bass using programmed drums. The genre has become rather notorious for that.
  • Internet Backdraft/Flame Bait: Go onto any metal forum, ask if Djent is a genre and see what happens.
  • Trope Codifier - Periphery
  • Trope Maker - Meshuggah