Djent Reviews

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Momentary – The Inside EP (, , )
12th April 2016 -

The progressive metal scene has been inundated with “djent” bands in recent years, especially since the breakout success of Periphery in 2010. With so many bands keen to emulate that sound it can become rather difficult to stand out from the crowd, rather than simply become another drop in a flooded pool of bands. Momentary, from Paderborn in Germany, recently… Read More »

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HACKTIVIST – Outside the Box (, , )
8th March 2016 -

Hacktivist’s debut album has been a long time coming. Back in 2012 they burst onto the scene with their self-titled EP, with the unique blend of grime rapping and djent riffs creating a stir in both the metal and underground rap scenes, culminating in airplay on BBC Radio One and tours supporting such acts as Limp Bizkit and Korn. Considering… Read More »

TesseracT - Polaris Album Cover
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TesseracT – Polaris (, )
9th November 2015 -

TesseracT are one of those bands that get lumped into the djent movement like no tomorrow. With the movement constantly being over-saturated with bands that resemble carbon copies of each other, finding a name for yourself in progressive metal and djent has become ever so difficult. TesseracT however, have always provided the cutting edge to the scene and the band’s… Read More »

Above The Earth - Every Moment Album Cover Artwork
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Above The Earth – Every Moment (, , )
28th August 2015 -

Above The Earth was formed by Russian industrial virtuoso Roman Arsafes and former Destiny Potato vocalist Aleksandra Radosavljevic after the latter’s departure from the Serbian pop-djent band in 2012. With their debut EP in the same year, they made a name for themselves in the Eastern European progressive metal scene and this year, with “Every Moment”, they’re hoping to crack… Read More »

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The Voynich Code – Ignotum (, )
18th February 2015 -

On first listen Ignotum by The Voynich Code is a thrilling experience. The EP is a constant bombardment of technical riffs, some of the most brutal vocals you’ll hear this  year and the kind of breakdowns that will make you want to punch a hole in a wall, it really does create a fantastic first impression. Opener “Antithesis” sets the tone for the EP… Read More »