Return of the Dread-I
- Jan 29, 2009
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- Seattle, WA
You're arguing on my analogy, not the matter which my analogy pointed out. It's utterly wrong to do so, as you're not talking about djent anymore, but about a real-life pit from which you can draw potable water. My analogy wasn't about a real-life pit and water source. If you want, I can make you another analogy so you cannot interpret it wrongly.
Djent is akin to a black hole, a gravity pit. You cannot take gravity away from a black hole in order to do something else with it, say, a star/planet/etc.
What I'm saying is that djent is not a fertile ground. What you can do with djent will always sound like djent, no matter the context in which you apply it. You can add electronic sounds, ambience, etc. and it will still sound djent. It cannot be used to create something else with it.
EDIT: I'm not saying that djent is fundamentally wrong or bad. I actually quite like it, if it's well done. However, the fact is still that: you cannot derive this style in order to create something totally else.
This. I am in a death/thrash band but I use djent techniques in my riffing. One thing I really took from Misha was the seemingly random hammer-on riffing thing he does. It sounds cool and I use that technique a lot to make complicated sounding riffs that are actually kinda easy to play. I wouldn't call my music djent but any djent fan could hear exactly what I took away from the genre.Death metal, Progressive metal, Black metal... Progressive rock... and many, many others. Djent isn't a genre, it's a riffing style.
I kinda hope all music evolves back toward having massive bands like Earth Wind & Fire, KC & the Sunshine Band or Rose Royce... Every metal band should just have a full orchestra.
I know Meshuggah have been around since before the word "djent" was being used. I'm using them as an example of a band that have some/many of the elements if you boil it down, without being a generic tag-along band in the genre, and that's why they'll be around after its popularity has waned.
Same as for Deftones when I gave the nu-metal parallel example.
Death metal, Progressive metal, Black metal... Progressive rock... and many, many others. Djent isn't a genre, it's a riffing style.