Category Archives: djent

Circles – “The Last One”

After a five years, Circles is back with their sophomore recording “The Last One,” released August 31 on Seasons of Mist records. My exposure to Circles began with a promising EP, “The Compass,” which showcased modern metal in the djent … Continue reading

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Distorted Harmony – “A Way Out”

Israel’s Distorted Harmony started out as a more straight up prog metal outfit with very obvious Dream Theater influences. They released their debut album “Utopia” for free and garnered much attention. When it came time for the second album, the band … Continue reading

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TesseracT – “Sonder”

“Sonder” marks a first for TesseracT. They have kept a vocalist for two straight releases! Dan Tompkins has indeed stayed with the band and that’s great news for sure. Look, if you are expecting some sort of dramatic chance from … Continue reading

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Jakub Zytecki – “Feather Bed/Ladder Head”

Today I’m listening to and reviewing Jakub Zytecki’s solo music. He may be known as the guitarist in prodigal Polish progressive metal act Disperse. February 23, 2018 will see the release of Jakub’s “Feather Bed / Ladder Head,” a physical … Continue reading

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Black Neon District – “Standing Waves”

Djent as a genre has pretty much exhausted itself. At least that’s what I think and then a band will come along that channels djent in a new, fresher way. VOLA was one of those bands. Letters From The Colony … Continue reading

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Letters From The Colony – “Vignette”

It would be easy to just lump Letters From The Colony in the djent category with their Swedish countrymen Meshuggah. But Letters From The Colony only use some djent as part of their overall extreme metal/progressive metal sound. There are … Continue reading

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Hago – “Hago”

If Umphrey’s McGee, Consider the Source, and Snarky Puppy had a few weeks to hang out and write music, HAGO sounds to me like what could result. This is music written by musicians who are talented enough to perform exactly … Continue reading

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