Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe on Djent: ‘It’s Not a Genre…It’s Stupid as Fuck’

by | Sep 16, 2011

While answering a number of fan questions on Twitter, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe expressed his opinions on “djent,” a popular internet term referred to as a metal sub-genre inspired by Meshuggah

In a series of tweets, Blythe commented, “THERE IS NO SUCH FUCKING THING AS ‘DJENT’. ITS NOT A GENRE. I’m sorry, it’s STUPID AS FUCK. Metal already WAY over classified. Look dude- all this BULLSHIT ‘Deathcore’ & ‘Djentcore’ & fucking ‘Cantplayinreallifebutcanonacomputer-core’ it’s just a NAME.”

“People can call themselves WHATEVER THEY WANT- it’s fucking heavy metal- this sub-classifying shit is a pathetic attempt to say that you are re-inventing the wheel. YOU ARE NOT. ITS FUCKING HEAVY METAL. Get over it. ‘Djent’? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I can say that I am a fruit bat, copy fruit bat movements, & soon all my friends will too. Then we will have fruitbatcore. Can we fly? NO.”

Blythe stated that Meshuggah is not djent, further adding “Why do bands dislike classification? Because its usually done by asshole journalists trying to understand something they can’t do.”