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Periphery in 2004. Periphery has helped form how djent sounds.

Djent is a type of progressive metal. It is known for its difficult rhythm patterns, and is inspired by free jazz music.[1][2] The electric guitar is one of the main instruments in djent. In djent, the guitar is played with high gain (power) and distortion. Djent guitarists also do things such as down-tune their guitar strings and palm mute. The word "djent" comes from how the music sounds.[3][4] It is similar to math rock.

Fredrik Thordendal, the guitarist for Meshuggah, is known for being the first person to play djent music.[5] Other bands that play djent music are Animals as Leaders, Periphery, and Tesseract.

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  1. "Meshuggah Share the Secrets of Their Sound | Guitar World". 2016-05-17. Archived from the original on 2016-05-17. Retrieved 2022-11-04.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. Brad Angle (2011-07-23). "Interview: Meshuggah Guitarist Fredrik Thordendal Answers Reader Questions". guitarworld. Retrieved 2022-11-04.
  3. Metal Hammer (2017-07-22). "Currents: making waves in the djent-metal underground". loudersound. Retrieved 2022-11-04.
  4. "What is Djent". Djent Hub. Archived from the original on 2022-07-06. Retrieved 2022-11-04.
  5. "Djent, the metal geek's microgenre". the Guardian. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2022-11-04.