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Is Nü-Djent The Next Big Thing?

Limp Bizkit meets Animals As Leaders… it's coming!

Limp Bizkit meets Animals As Leaders… it's coming!

Heavy metal subgenres are constantly evolving and I proclaim that the next big thing will be nü-djent, a sort of combo of nu-metal in the vein of Linkin Park and djent like Periphery and Animals As Leaders were doing.

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There are already bands that are arising that are melding rap metal and chuggy riffs. Last week, Metalsucks alerted me to Devastator, a band with hip hop lyrics and djenty riffs:

Of course, Britian's Hacktivist have been rap-metaling for a while now, even releasing a pretty great cover of Jay Z and Kanye West's "N***as in Paris"

The only thing the genre needs now is a breakout band with a super catchy song. I feel the elements of djent are melodic enough for a wider audience, even some radio play. All it will take is the right band to capture the right combo of djenty and nu-metal riffs and this will be the next big thing.

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A sincere attempt to meld hip hop and djent that is original enough to work.