DJENTlemen's Delight

Posted at February 12th, 2015 | by Rohan.singh | in Nightlife

Characterized by the use of distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted guitar, groovy polyrhythms, also recognised by it’s incongruent rhythms and use of seven or eight string guitars; evolution of “djent” from “progressive metal” took place in the early 2000s. Bands like Meshuggah, sikth are considered as the pioneers of djent music; as it was the sound that they used originally that evolved to form a new genre. The word “djent” is an onomatopoeia of the sound it produces.

 

However, the existence of “djent” was only virtual in the early 2000s, metal enthusiasts shared their ideas in an online community, doing home recordings with people having similar music taste. Misha Mansoor, the founder and lead guitarist of the band “Periphery” brought the virtual world of djent into a reality. Periphery and similar djent bands use high gain with the help of an overdrive pedal, compressor and Shimmer Reverb pedals to get a djenty tone. If you are enticed to hear heavy sound, you might wanna check out bands like; Animals as leaders, Tesseract, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris.

 

‘Djent’ made its way in India in no time, major credit goes to the band Skyharbor. Originally it was just a studio project started by Keshav Dhar. But in no time, Keshav’s talent was spotted. In 2010, Daniel tomkins, the then frontman of band TesseracT approached Keshav and soon they collaborated. Around the same time, Anup Sastry from Maryland was recruited as a drummer after his covers of Skyharbor’s songs gained wide attention. The band shared their ideas and released their debut album, Blinding White Noise: Illusion and Chaos on 23 April 2012. The album comprised of two discs and was released worldwide. In 2012, they were handpicked by Lamb of God’s drummer Chris Adler to support their India tour. Skyharbor then kicked off with their debut European tour from the Euroblast festival, Cologne. They then toured across Europe, playing at the UK Tech Metal Festival, Download Festival, Graspop Metal meeting. In 2014, after releasing the single “Evolution” of their second album. Shortly after, released their complete second album Guiding Lights on November 10,2014 via Basick Records. Post album launch, they toured India after a long time, headlining the Bacardi NH7 weekender in Pune and Delhi. Here is the link of the single they released in 2014:

 

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