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THE LATEST METAL MICRO-GENRE BASTARDIZATION: DUBSTEP + DJENT = DJENTSTEP

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I’m still not clear exactly what the fuck dubstep’s got to do with metal other than that some schmo with neck tattoos and some other schmo that Sergeant D likes got together and formed a dubstep group. But apparently dubstep is gaining legs in the metalsphere, probably because deathcore kids realized deathcore is dumb and are seeking something way more alternative, yo.

The latest evolution of the micro-genre as it relates to better comes from reader Tony Manka in the form of Aeolia, who describe themselves as “djentstep.” Take a listen:

So it’s basically drum n’ bass with djent riffs over top. We need this… why? It’s not bad by any means but it just strikes me as unnecessary and forced, like trying to invent a new kind of sandwich; I liked the old sandwiches just fine, thanks.

-VN

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