The word djent is used to describe the guitar tone made when a two-octave power chord is palm-muted. Bulb
(a.k.a. Misha Mansoor
) says it best: ”[Djent is] the onomatopoeia of a heavily palm muted distorted guitar chord which is usually played as but not limited to a 4 string double octave powerchord, and as a result sounds much more metallic and sonically present than a ‘chug’ ‘chugga’ or ‘djun’ per se, and which is basically how Periphery would describe its palm muted guitar sound.”
Lately, the word, coined by Fredrik Thordendal
, has also been used to identify bands that incorporate this in their music. Some would argue it is growing into a genre of its own; others disagree and go by Bulb’s definition, or refuse to use it altogether.
Edited by HGilbertson on 19 Dec 2012, 02:10
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