Djent Reviews

Khaidian - Penumbra Album Cover Artwork
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Khaidian – Penumbra (, , , )
8th January 2019 -

Prog hasn’t always been cool. In the 1970s, the excessive virtuosity and middle classed barrier to entry gave rise to the rebellion of punk, and prog shrank away to a genre that one would only admit an affinity for in hushed tones. Prog became the antithesis of cool. Over the years this ostracisation lapsed, though prog fans are still depicted… Read More »

The Algorithm - Compiler Optimisation Techniques
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The Algorithm – Compiler Optimization Techniques (, , , )
4th December 2018 -

Behind The Algorithm’s madness is French musical mastermind Remi Gallego. In theory, the mash up of two dissonant genres (electronic and metal) sounds odd, however THE ALGORITHM somehow have it pretty pinned down, with a load of brutality, riffs and heavy drumming mixed in with a lot of electronic leanings. The Algorithm have always been impossible to pin down to… Read More »

Skyharbor Sunshine Dust Album Artwork Cover
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Skyharbor – Sunshine Dust (, , )
27th September 2018 -

Skyharbor have had some substantial line-up changes over the years, with the departing of TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins on vocals and Anup Sastry on drums in 2015. This could have signalled a dismantling of the group but were promptly replaced by Aditya Ashok on drums and Eric Emery on vocals, who had a big weight on his shoulders following Tomkin’s footsteps…. Read More »

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Tesseract – Sonder (, , , )
11th May 2018 -

There is a certain level of prestige that comes with a band like Tesseract. Constantly performing at the highest level, there aren’t many bands that can compete with them at their best. Sonder their fourth full length album looks to further this point by being absolutely breathtaking in almost every concievable way. This is music that brings the listener on… Read More »

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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 »