The Best Djent / Math Metal

1.  Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion 304
2.  The Contortionist - Language 96
3.  Skyharbor - Guiding Lights 71
4.  Mindplotter - Depths 56
5.  Nemertines - Nemertines 8
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Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion

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Weightless, Animals As Leaders's second album, was elected best djent album of 2011 by the MS crowd. Will The Joy Of Motion take the prize too? It has all the elements of its predecessor: the beautiful melodies coexisting with the heavy parts, the complex polyrythmic structures and jazzy undertones... and that inimitable low bass groove! But most importantly, it's probably their most cohesive album yet, as their songwriting is even better than before.


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Mindplotter - Depths

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Alex Levitskyy, the mastermind behind one-man band Mindplotter, did it again. Two years after the excellent Event Horizon, Depths showcases more of the electronica-infused heavy instrumental djent he's known for - but it's once again the awesome work on mood and ambiance that makes Mindplotter so special.


Nemertines - Nemertines

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There's djent, and then there's djent. Nemertines' latest self-titled album doesn't just unfurl succession upon succession of palm-muting staccato goodness, it actually takes you by the palm hand for a stroll around the many soundscapes which the progressive and moody passages develop.


Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

Skyharbor's second album doesn't disappoint after the excellent debut Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos. In fact, Guiding Lights builds on that, delivers stellar songs and inspired songwriting perfectly complemented by the vocals of Dan Tompkins. Instrumentally mind-blowing, the arrangements shine and the sublime production makes it all the more pleasurable. Already with a clear musical stamp, Skyharbor evolved, maintaining the ability to create unique soundscapes.


The Contortionist - Language

The Contortionist's new album has a language of its own. The scenic melodies are a constant, alternating with profoundly delicate vocal layers and sporadic harsher screams provided by new singer Michael Lessard, who fits them like a glove. Language's djent is filled with tasteful subtleties. The Cynic influence is clear and the progressive leanings drive the music and force you to dig deep.