For the last month of 2015, all registered users could pick their five favourite djent releases that came out in the past year. Thanks to everyone who shared their favourites with us. As always, it was a challenge to pick just five!
Unfortunately participation was down considerably this year, so we have decided to restrict the results to a top 10 ranking, instead of the usual top 20, to keep the results relevant. But don't worry, we'll make up for that when we share our editors' picks of 2015! There was a tie for the 8th spot, so we've decided to include both on equal footing.
We will be spreading the results across two posts this year. We will announce positions 10 through 4 today, and positions 3 through 1 later this week. Without further ado, we present to you the first part of the got-djent.com top 10 of 2015, according to our users.
For the third post in our Sphere of influence series (find the first two posts here and here), we thought we'd try something different. Rather than grouping together musicians with a common source of inspiration, we've created a list of artists whose music shares a common stylistic device: dissonance.
Of course it is hard to separate influence, inspiration and stylistic similarity. The fact is, it's harder to find a single artist that is representative of this list as a whole, so we prefer to present all of them to you on equal footing. Without further ado, here are 14 noisy, violent, atonal, or just plain dissonant tracks for you to discover. Enjoy!
It can be said that some bands truly embody a certain spirit or emotion. Without a doubt, Massachusetts’ long running juggernauts, THE ACACIA STRAIN, truly embody anger. And that shows more than ever on their newest full length, “Wormwood.” The band’s actual sound and vibe are more ferocious than ever on this, their fourth full length for Prosthetic Records and fifth effort overall.