An over used word for Prog Metal, for bands like Meshuggah and The no talent band Periphery. Its not a genre, its a onomonopia for the sound the guitar makes when palm muted through high gain overdriven amplification. Its nothing new, just rehash of something thats been around and people are trying to reinvent something that doesn't need reinventing. And its an excuse to Detune your Guitar as low as you can, turn the volume and gain up and just "CHUG" on the lowest note on your guitar endlessly and call it music and talent. Most of these bands use 8 strings and sometimes 7 but detuned like 8. And like most clamoring genres like this they try to say that other bands like Animals as Leaders are Djent too for using an 8 string but they are nothing alike and actually play music and are the definition of original which Djentards aren't. Animals as Leaders is considered Prog metal but are also Jazz Fusion Metal as well. They never claimed to be Djent or apart of it. Sadly they use all 8 strings on their guitars , Djent bands usually stick with the 3 lowest strings, really they should just play bass guitar through there muddy line 6 amps instead and save peoples time of reinventing metal and extended range guitars that aren't used correctly.
Meshuggah and Periphery and a bunch of other bands no one ever heard of but yet are so great for "originality" of Djent and Djenting.
by 31FFI03 February 14, 2013
Djent is slang for rent in the north east of the West Midlands (England). It comes from the mis pronunciation of rent by the early French immigrants who settled in the area in the late 1800's. It has since become common place especially with the advance or modern slang and ever changing vernacular of the youth of England.
"I is well late with djent."
"You owes us djent mate."
"You owes us djent mate."
by Myke Moss January 01, 2007
A style of music in the metal world. Djent, unlike most music, is not a genre. It is a style of playing guitar. This music style has an intricate picking technique. This style has no rhythm nor does it have any timing. This style has a very small fan-base. The fan-base is so small that it is an unrecognized category of music. For something to be music it needs a recognizable fan-base. Therefore, the "djent" category of music is not a genre or musical in any way what so ever.
That "djent" band is so band i believe my ears threw up blood and promptly cut themselves off.
by iHATEdjentBECAUSEitBLOWS July 23, 2011
Sound originated by Bethesda, Maryland based progressive metal act Periphery.
Damn son, that song was chalk full of djent. Those first 10 bars of "Insomnia" define dejent.
by L. Mahoney July 10, 2008