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Ian_the_fox
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#1
...is now the new "Screamo." Seriously, look at how it's being used.


Have you ever had to deal with idiots who address anything, and I mean ANYTHING with harsh vocals, whether it be Melodeth, Progressive-death, Thrash, Metalcore, etc., as the idiotic labeling of "Screamo"?

Now I understand "Screamo" actually is an actual genre, but it's really annoying that the term has been used for idiots to describe harshly-sung music. Like some dumb bitch I dealt with a few weeks ago who heard Opeth and said "OMG THIS IS SOOO SCREAMO LOLOLL!!".


Now "Djent" is being used in a similar way. Except it's used by idiot kids to describe ANY metal with heavy distorted guitars and obscure time signatures, particularly prog metal.

The first occurrence is when I showed some guy Sybreed, and he was like "Ugh, I can't stand Djent-crap." Now this one is somewhat understandable as they have a few (i.e. hardly any) similarities despite coming several years before the whole Djent scene, but it gets worse:


An idiot guy I showed Gojira to referred to it as "Djent," another referred to Outworld as "Djent", and most recently one calling A7X "Djent". I mean, come on.


Would you also agree that the term "Djent" has become as misused and abused as "Screamo" is? If you are one of "those people", please punch yourself in your dick. Now.


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whywefight
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#2
I think djent falls neatly under the umbrella term 'screamo'
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#3
no, i haven't heard people misuse it
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#4


I bet TS goes out of his way to differentiate metal sub-subgenres.
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#5
I don't actually know what it is and the way you're talking about it makes me think you hate shit just for the sake of hating it.
It's over simplified, So what!

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#8
Bieber's pretty djent.
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#9
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I bet TS goes out of his way to differentiate metal sub-subgenres.
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#11
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Bieber's pretty djent.

nahbrah, he's screamo
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#13
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nahbrah, he's screamo


djent is screamo. didn't you get the memo?
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#14
The difference is that djent is somehow more listenable.
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#15
Doesn't really matter to me. Those morons are usually people who just kinda jump on bandwagons, and don't decide what to listen to for themselves. People who are genuinely passionate about the music they listen to are the ones who spend money on supporting the band, and those are the only opinions I even consider valuable. When someone says something like that, it's because they have no ****ing clue what they're talking about.

Except one time I heard a guy call Cannibal Corpse screamo. That pissed me off immensely.
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#16
In all honesty, I thought djent had something to do with some crazy DJ's at a night club for about a good 3 months. That's how little I care. Music is music.
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Ian_the_fox
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#18
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no djent is the sound effect that a palm mute in a low tuning makes
That's how the term originated but it's become a classification for a genre. Essentially the genre is progressive metal minus the progressive, played on 7 or 8 string guitars strung with only 2 strings.


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I don't actually know what it is and the way you're talking about it makes me think you hate shit just for the sake of hating it.


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#19
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Doesn't really matter to me. Those morons are usually people who just kinda jump on bandwagons, and don't decide what to listen to for themselves. People who are genuinely passionate about the music they listen to are the ones who spend money on supporting the band, and those are the only opinions I even consider valuable. When someone says something like that, it's because they have no ****ing clue what they're talking about.

Except one time I heard a guy call Cannibal Corpse screamo. That pissed me off immensely.

Jesus gets a lot of money too. His fans know their shit.
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#20
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
The difference is that djent is somehow more listenable.


Djent is quite enjoyable and plenty of fun.

Same with club music.
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That's how the term originated but it's become a classification for a genre. Essentially the genre is progressive metal minus the progressive, played on 7 or 8 string guitars strung with only 2 strings.

Called it.
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#21
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Djent is quite enjoyable and plenty of fun.

Same with club music.

Yeah, i really dig it.
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#22
I don't know what djent is or how to pronounce it. But more importantly, I don't care.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#24
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I don't know what djent is or how to pronounce it.

Djent as in 'Gentleman'
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#25
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I can see Gojira being djent, they share some similarities.

not really
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#26
I don't really like the term djent anyway, it just comes from a term Misha from Periphery used to describe his guitar tone, and then Periphery and other prog-metal bands that were gaining popularity at the time got labeled as it.
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#27
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Called it.



Really, genres are just boundaries. Like, music shouldn't have boundaries, man.....
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#29
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Really, genres are just boundaries. Like, music shouldn't have boundaries, man.....


Ian_the_fox
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#30
Quote by T00DEEPBLUE
Yeah, i really dig it.
Well I'll admit it's alright... after the first 3 songs or so. Then that constant over-pounding of that gated B-string through an over-processed and over distorted 6505 sim really starts to wear on ya (or me, at least). And it's like that with every band.

Create a Pandora station based on Periphery or Tessarract and you'll see what I mean. It just seems like a really lacking and uninspiring genre.

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I can see Gojira being djent, they share some similarities.
You're right. They have guitars, and a drummer, and a bass player, and...


...


...yeah, exactly like Djent.
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#32
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#35
Quote by Ian_the_fox
Well I'll admit it's alright... after the first 3 songs or so. Then that constant over-pounding of that gated B-string through an over-processed and over distorted 6505 sim really starts to wear on ya (or me, at least). And it's like that with every band.

Create a Pandora station based on Periphery or Tessarract and you'll see what I mean. It just seems like a really lacking and uninspiring genre.


I'd even go so far as to say when you review an album you make use of phrases such as "lacking in soul" and "immature".
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Quote by Ian_the_fox
Well I'll admit it's alright... after the first 3 songs or so. Then that constant over-pounding of that gated B-string through an over-processed and over distorted 6505 sim really starts to wear on ya (or me, at least). And it's like that with every band.

It's one of those genres of music that's made for a specific mood.

I personally think Djent is a great style to add to another style of metal, that's where i really think it works well.

Take this for example.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bwbCoT7ZIc
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#38
Quote by yoman297
no djent is the sound effect that a palm mute in a low tuning makes

I make no such noises.
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Ian_the_fox
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#39
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I'd even go so far as to say when you review an album you make use of phrases such as "lacking in soul" and "immature".
Trust me, if I were to review albums, I'd be much worse. I'm already too over-critical of the songs that I write (which is why I never get shit done).

I have a friend who writes generic metalcore who always gets pissy whenever I give him my honest opinion on his music. It all sounds so bland and stamped out it's not funny, and it all follows what I call the modern-metal/metalcore "grid".
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#40
Quote by Ian_the_fox
That's how the term originated but it's become a classification for a genre. Essentially the genre is progressive metal minus the progressive, played on 7 or 8 string guitars strung with only 2 strings.


...So then it's just two-string metal?
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