New Street Fighter V Trailer Shows Djent Has Entered Public Consciousness

Despite quite a bit of rabble-rousing on this side of the Pacific over a case of “game developer censorship” ruining our American experience, Street Fighter V has almost arrived in the US, and fighting game fans are practically frothing at the loins to get their hands on the latest game in the tournament-spawning franchise. The new trailer, dropped today, is expectedly hype-building. This post isn’t about the game, or the female game characters’ absurd proportions, but rather the interesting background music in the new trailer. Ladies and gentlemen, it seems that the world of competitive vidya has accepted djent as its new fire-up jam of choice.

Note, I have no idea how good this game will be because I haven’t played a Street Fighter game since EX+Alpha on the PS-One, but I’m certain a number of you will want to watch the full trailer to see what kind of wacky adventures Ryu and Chun-Li have found themselves in this time. For those of you disinterested in Ryu’s beard or Cammy’s thighs, press play anyway just to hear that djent jam.

Sounds like Cloudkicker, doesn’t it? It’s got all the hallmarks of Scale the Summit-esque 8-string wanking. Lots of chugs. Low-key rhythmic shifts. An insistence that playing one note for an entire song is somehow progressive. Joe and I poked around a bit to see if we could figure out who the artist behind the music is, but it appears the music was produced by Capcom’s in-house team. The game also features merengue and techno jams, so it doesn’t look like metal is the new focus. Still, this trailer theme, a slight alternative form of the Online Main Menu music, seems to be a finger scribbling on the wall for what we can expect in future game trailers.

80s revival jams are out. Chugs are in. I guess you now have another reason to dislike this particular sector of the metal sphere.

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Published on: February 8, 2016

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  • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

    Just sounds japanese to me

    • racist.

      • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

        Also, this game looks totes dope, and i challenge the entire toilet to a couple rounds

        • Dubs

          You’d definitely kick my tail feathers. I suck at regular fighters, but I’m pretty good at Smash Bros.

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Dont be so sure. I usually only excel at 3D fighters

        • I never understood how anyone could be good a button mashing. The whole thing is terrible overrated!

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Get out

          • NO BUT REALLY GUIS, I HIT THOSE BUTTONS LIKE, WAAAAAY BETTER THAN YOU HAHAHAAA

            *belches Dorrito dust*

          • Dubs

            Pro players are really, really good at spatial awareness and combos. I was always a spammer/button masher

          • I guess I understand knowing all the players/combos/time-to-complete-each-combo and knowing what one should to do from there.

          • Dubs

            Most players aren’t at that level though. After my bachelor party, a bunch of us were drinking and playing Mortal Kombat. One of my friends kept spamming on attack from one character and was beating everyone else.

          • Really? A guy was spamming everyone with a single attack from a single player? I have never heard or seen such a thing lol

          • Dubs

            It was pretty absurd. Could have been the booze, tho.

          • I cannot imagine the booze helping people realize that they are getting hustled into a game of button mashing…

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Button mashing can be viable. Against a player whos good at the game, tho, just prepared to get shrekt

          • Dubs

            Yep.

          • This is my last jab. I think I would rather talk politics with a complete stranger than play a 1v1 fighting game. The level of anxiety created by the game is bonkers. I just think I do not like loosing. That is probably it.

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Both could be very anxiety creating

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            This makes it plain you have no idea how complex fighters are

          • “This makes it plain you have no idea how complex fighters are”

            /dead

          • I’ll fuck you up in some Street Fighter, GL.

          • BUTTON MASHER BUTTON MASHER HAHAHAHAHAAA

          • Whoa.

          • Dubs

            Here’s a cray smash Bros. match.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGvd_wLxwEk

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Ty joe.

            That shit cray

          • Detective Fish

            <——————- literally dead

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            At the heart if it, that’s basically what all games are about, at the heart of it.

          • Detective Fish

            The undisputed king of button mash characters:

        • ME GORAK B.C.™

          OK, BUT GORAK SUCK AT USFIV!!!!!!!

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Gorak smash tho?

          • ME GORAK B.C.™
          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            I looooooove playing as Blanka

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            And Akuma

          • Waynecro

            Ryu and Akuma are my dudes.

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            People are rel cheap with Ryu. Not as cheap as i am with chun-li tho

          • Chun li players can straight go to hell.

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Juggle your ass all the way up to the top of the screen

          • Waynecro

            With those astounding quads, haha.

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Id let chun-li do some smushing on me

          • Waynecro

            She can probably squat 1,000 pounds.

          • Waynecro

            Ryu is really balanced, I think. Plus, I just like the character. All he cares about is training and getting stronger.

  • Boss the Turbid Ross

    Two words: Mortal Kombat.

    And Scale the Summit is djent? No.

    • Dubs

      I would disagree with you.

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        In regards to Mortal Kombat or Scale the Summit? I’m interested to discuss.

        • Dubs

          Oh, Scale the Summit, haha

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Haha, okay.

            I think they are just a progressive metal band. Their instrumental aspect, i believe, really seperates them from the djent label. And their songwriting and structure has a very poetic vibe to it. They intertwine many different moods into one song that creates an atmosphere of adventure. The Migration takes me on a migration of my own every time i listen to it, without fail. I can get lost in that album. Also their tone isn’t a Meshuggah rip off.

            And I’m trying really hard justify my claim because I like them alot. But I can also see why they could, and do, get lumped into djent.

          • Dubs

            It’s cool with me if you like them. Saw them with Intronaut, but they never really clicked with me.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Oh man, that would’ve been a sick show.
            That’s understandable. If you ever decide to give them another shot, let me know if anything changes.

          • Dubs

            Roger that!

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Thanks Dubya!

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            They’re definitely djent-ish though.

          • I used to be really into Vildhjarta. Like a lot.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            I will check them out.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Will listen at earliest convenience. Thanks GL!

          • full disclosure: the vocalists are sub-sub par.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Two fucking vocalists?

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Vocalists should be kept at or less than 1. (Backup doesnt count)

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            And there’s two guitar players. Jesus.

          • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

            Which is funny because theyre both just making boing-boing noises

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Further confirmation why djent is poopy.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            What about 3 Inches of Blood?

          • Mayk Benynton

            NOPE

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Djent: sticking with that one BPM since 2008 or so

          • JWEG

            Unless unexpecT

          • I disclosed to Ross that they were not good!

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Sorry GL, i can’t do this.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Personally I’m not really into those newer ‘progressive’ bands such as Intronaut, Scale the Summit, Periphery, Tesseract… (even though I’m a big Meshuggah fan).

            Although I must admit I do like several The Ocean and Textures albums. Even though the last few Textures albums (including their newest one) all sucked.

          • Dubs

            Meshuggah and The Ocean are the only bands you listed I like.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Kinda the same for me. But Textures are Dutch, that’s why I always throw out some support for them. And two of their albums, Drawing Circles and Silhouettes, were pretty decent.

          • Waynecro

            “Awake” >>>>>>>>>

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Good album overall! Only the last two were quite boring. Too much whine.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            I’m not a big fan of Tesseract or Periphery either.
            I’ve just recently discovered Textures, I’ll give their early stuff a listen

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            Yeah, can’t get into Periphery, Tesseract or Sikth either. Great musicians, no doubt, but they don’t capture my interest.

            Though I’ve managed to get into BtBaM after giving them a couple of tries. Don’t love all of their stuff, but Colors and Parallax II are fantastic.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Btbam has a few interesting things that i have heard in passing, but i haven’t ever given them my full attention.

          • Dubs

            Just listen to Colors. It was their peak.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Okay, cool. I enjoyed their Pink Floyd cover that Jimmy featured.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            It’s funny to see how some reasonably well known bands can still pass you by. I only recently got into Fates Warning.

          • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

            Seen them twice and they slayed both times. Also super nice dudes. They even sell guitar technique books at their shows haha. If I played less doom and more prog I’d probably buy one.

          • Boss the Turbid Ross

            Nice! Thats really cool to hear.

    • people who aren’t familiar with StS call them djent.

      • Boss the Turbid Ross

        Thank you McNulty, you pulled through yet again.

  • I vote that it is Chimp Spanner. He writes music for other games. The leads sound very much like his style. Interesting mixture for sure.

    GL

    • Dubs

      You might be on to something, GL.

    • Edward/Breegrodamus™

      Brilliant deduction, Sherlock GL.

      • Posers and wimps leave the hall!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      MORE LIKE WIMP SPANNER BRO HA HA HA HIGH FIVE

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    Djent is pretty much the anime of metal anyways. The music has some cool things going on, but you’re ashamed to tell your metal friends you like it.

    • Djent has nothing even remotely as cool as Gundam, not an apt comparison

    • Detective Fish

      Nope. Djent is the Michael Bay of metal. Predictable and formulaic flash and zoom, with absolutely nothing of substance or originality (outside of Meshuggah, of course). J-metal would be the anime of metal. FTFY

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb0GTKfdqSI

      • This is bad.

        • Detective Fish

          ….

      • Salvador Dalí Lama

        I like your Michael Bay comparison much better.

      • ME GORAK B.C.™

        MESHUGGAH ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Detective Fish

          And damn good live show!

          • Dubs

            You aren’t wrong.

          • Detective Fish

            Saw them with Cynic back in 2009. I missed Faceless though, sadly.

          • ME GORAK B.C.™

            HAVEN’T CAUGHT THEM YET!!!!! BUT WANT TO SEE!!!

      • Sir Tapir The Based

        J-metal is definitely the anime of metal. Really shitty with no redeemable qualities.

        • Detective Fish

          Tapir is the Michael Jackson of the animal kingdom:

          https://i.ytimg.com/vi/udxXWSxSaj0/maxresdefault.jpg

          • Sometimes I wonder why do you do this kind of thing. Every. Single. Day.

          • Detective Fish

            Boredom, mostly. And I’m easily amused. I’m happy to give you the exact same answer for the 48th time so far.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            KJU is the Albert Fish of ToH comment section.

          • Detective Fish

            Tapir is the Finnish Ted Cruz.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I’m the Finnish Stalin. Now to Gulag with you!

          • Detective Fish

            Damn, I can’t top that one!

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            You can’t top anything when you’re starving in the Gulag.

          • Detective Fish

            That’s where cannibalism comes in! I’d have to go for the new guy though since he’d be the only one with any meat on him.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            You practice cannibalism, you will be beaten.

          • Detective Fish

            I was reading Escape From Camp 14 a while back, and they do exactly that for attempted cannibalism and even eating rats in the NK gulags. There was one part where the guy saw someone get burned alive for stealing 15 pieces of rice from the fields. Brutal stuff.

          • Detective Fish
      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        Am I the only one though who thinks that these guys may be the absolute worst of the ‘djent’ scene (aside from Emmure, Atilla and the like of course)? Fucking hell, does this suck.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkkDo8Sywrk

        • They were not always that bad, in their defense.

          • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

            I’ve checked out some of their older tunes as well. Maybe not THIS bad, but still pretty bad…

        • Detective Fish

          GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Just when I forgot about these guys months ago.

  • Dubs
  • COAL GROHL

    yo that guitar art looks like anime

    • Dubs

      I don’t think a non-weeb would own it.

  • This should have been the trailer music. What an obvious choice

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iof5pRAIZmw

  • They we’re demoing this at the Comic Con I went to back in October. The wife and I watched a few rounds, looked like alot of fun.

  • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

    How has KJU not started spamming SF cosplay already?

    • Dubs

      Don’t give him any ideas.

    • Dubs

      Unless it’s bearded Ryu.

      • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

        I will say, Ryus arms in that trailer . . . Almost as big as mine

        • Detective Fish

          Sounds like you’re having a man crush on him.

      • Detective Fish

        Or even better, an NES rom hack of Ryu from Ninja Gaiden!

        http://www.i-mockery.com/romhacks/ninja-gayden/ngayden12.gif

        • Dubs

          I don’t find these anywhere as entertaining as you do.

          • Detective Fish

            You’d honestly question my sanity if you saw how hard I laugh my ass off at them. One day it’ll grow on you too, and occupy your every dream!

          • Dubs

            I doubt that.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Shhhhh

    • Detective Fish

      Because apparently you’ve been fantasizing about it. So, have at it and make that wet dream of your’s come true, my little China girl!

  • Waynecro

    I am so bummed that Street Fighter V is a PlayStation exclusive. So bummed.

    • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

      Hahahaha xbox players suuuck it

      • Waynecro

        We will not! We’ll just play it on Steam and be really frumpy about it.

        • LVL 11 BLACKBEARD

          Thats like playing a flight sim on a console

          • Waynecro

            We all do what we must.

        • are you on Steam?? there’s a TovH group in there somewhere.

          • I’m gonna join the group and call everyone posers until they lightsaber duel me in Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast

          • Dubs

            You know I’d be game for that.

          • I meant to say Jedi Academy so we can all totally not make Twi’lek characters…………….

          • Dubs

            I’m a little disgusted with myself that I know why you just said what you said.

          • My first character was 100% in no way a green lady twilek and I totally have never looked up mods to wear less clothes

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            Admit it Randall, you have.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I’d rather own you all at Star Wars Tie Fighter.

          • i counter-challenge you to a speed run of Gone Home

          • Waynecro

            I am on Steam (as Waynecro), but I rarely use it. I didn’t even know there were groups on Steam.

          • Dubs

            My SSD stroked out, so I need to buy a replacement and get my desktop back up and running.

          • oh crap, did you lose all data? SSD’s are supposedly not doing that anymore; but it’s probably the manufacturers telling us that!

          • Dubs

            It was an older one (6 years). I think I had backed up my data on the data drive, and I at least had stored all my music on that drive, so it shouldn’t be too big of an issue to fix everything. I don’t know what to do about the OS, tho. I can’t find my windows 7 disc, so all I have is a vista boot disc.

          • all you need is probably winders 3.11 for your Shovel Knight-esque games 😉 …which i bought per your recommendation (just haven’t played yet)

          • Dubs

            hahahaha. You used to be able to buy Windows 7 on campus, but I need to check again. Let me know if you like the game.

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      Eh, the wording of that exclusive deal makes it seem like only that first incarnation of it will be, but that Street Fighter V plus or super or arcade or ultimate super arcade whatever wont be

      • Waynecro

        I hope you’re right. I’ll play this on Steam if I must, but I’d rather play it on Xbox with a big-ass TV.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    I got nothing.

    • Dubs

      You don’t even want to lob something at djent?

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        It’s too easy. Djent is terrible. Is that good?

        • Dubs

          You can do better.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I know. But I don’t have the desire to rail against a genre solely based on Meshuggah worship.

          • You already did better in this comment alone!

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Even a blind squirrel finds a nut….

          • Dubs

            That’ll do, pig.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            I done good.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            -David Cameron

          • HA!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Ha ha ha ha some nerdlinger actually paid for a Ryu guitar

    • Dubs

      I wouldn’t be surprised if the owner can’t play it

      • CyberneticOrganism

        They’re too busy collecting pokemon games or whatever else they do

      • Detective Fish

        Probably wondering why there’s no buttons on the frets.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          “how do I play dragonforce on this lol”

    • Only 7 strings pfffft

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I don’t know if KJM has said anything already about this but I’m enraged at the WWE for forcing Daniel Bryan to retire just so there’s no obstacles for the failure known as Roman Reigns to become the next main eventer. Reigns is booed horribly whenever he’s on TV and at Pay Per Views. When Reigns gets injured as a lot of their other stars are VInnie Mac is screwed and he deserves it. I’m done with the WWE and it might be for good. The only game in town is slowly dying and it’s Vince McMahon’s fault.

    • Alright.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        I’m going to be at a Springsteen concert tonight so this will most likely be my last comment today. Also, The Black Dahlia Murder is touring and performing Unhallowed in full. I might go to the one in my area.

        • m/m/

        • COAL GROHL

          have fun. my wife is going on Wednesday in Hartford

    • CT-12

      Heard that today, nearly shit bricks. I don’t think it has as much to do with him getting in the way of Reigns as much as it has to do with him just being too much of a liability for WWE at this point with all his injuries. I’ve heard some people think it’s a work though, but I personally don’t buy it; I truly think he’s done for good. Overall, it’s just a sad fucking day man. I’ll actually be at Raw tonight; I’ll bring all my TOH/wrestling buds there in spirit with me to “YES” one last time for the goat. R.I.P. Daniel Bryan’s wrestling career.

    • Detective Fish
  • Treebeard, Father of Fangorn

    I find that fighting resolves nothing. What these young and ferocious “nerds” need is a copy of EntMooter V. It takes several months to complete the first chapter.

  • Count_Breznak

    I very much prefer this to the satanawful jpop from SFIV. Waiting for the inevetable ultra turbo game of the super year whatever version tho, why pay extra for all the dlc to come.