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Release date: 2009
Style: Instrumental progressive metal, Djent


8.7 | 270 votes


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01. Tempting Time
02. Soraya
03. Thoroughly At Home
04. On Impulse
05. Tessitura
06. Behaving Badly
07. The Price Of Everything And The Value Of Nothing
08. CAFO
09. Inamorata
10. Point To Point
11. Modern Meat
12. Song Of Solomon

Top 20 albums of 2009: 5

Tosin Abasi - guitars

Session musicians
Misha Mansoor - keyboards, programming

Additional info
Abasi recorded all guitar and bass tracks on the album; drums and various synthesized effects were programmed by engineer Misha Mansoor.

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PrimalAntagonist - 07.10.2010 at 08:39  
  A rare gem among progressive albums.....
slaytanic12 - 17.01.2011 at 20:04  
Rating: 10 Amazing album glad i found it
Panterica - 02.05.2011 at 16:15  
Rating: 8 I want it and I'm gonna get it!
Pankar95 - 12.05.2011 at 11:02  
Rating: 10 Groundbreaking album. One of the few classics of the late 00s imo.
moe5512 - 04.10.2011 at 22:23  
  I'm no proge fan but this is a masterpeas
Troy Killjoy - 04.10.2011 at 22:31  
  I'm no pierogi fan so I won't be listening to this.
malaikat - 14.11.2011 at 16:27  
  I'm no Perugia fan but I'll listen to this.
MétalNoir - 18.11.2011 at 20:41  
  I know Roxan butt-kisses a hamster's piss.
3rdWorldFuckface - 05.12.2011 at 06:38  
Written by moe5512 on 04.10.2011 at 22:23

I'm no proge fan but this is a masterpeas

Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.10.2011 at 22:31

I'm no pierogi fan so I won't be listening to this.

musicalkaratekid - 09.05.2012 at 20:43  
Rating: 9 Animals as Leaders' debut is certainly an ambitious one. Everywhere there are instances of such otherworldly influences as techno, flamenco guitar, and purely technical metal. Of course, this is also an album where it can be a little too 'different' for one's own liking, and even though it is understandably unique as far as I'm concerned, it just won't be to everyone's taste. However, for those who like a challenge, this is certainly going to satisfy your needs, and consequently excite you right up until the last minute. The heaviness and aggression of 'CAFO' and 'Thoroughly at Home' contrast enjoyably with the slightly edgy calmness of 'Soraya' and 'Modern Meat'.
Boxcar Willy - 04.05.2013 at 06:13  
Rating: 7 *finally gets it*
Dentura - 12.05.2013 at 07:09  
Rating: 8 I finally have a copy of this album. At first I didn't think this was going to be anything special, but oh boy does this band prove me wrong. Excellent release! Extremely technical, but never forgetting to incorporate great, meaningful songwriting into the mix. This instrumental music speaks louder than any lyrics written for it possibly ever could. I'm impressed!
Zaphod - 02.09.2014 at 21:36  
Rating: 6
Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.05.2013 at 06:13

*finally gets it*

*still doesn't get it*
Boxcar Willy - 03.09.2014 at 04:04  
Rating: 7
Written by Zaphod on 02.09.2014 at 21:36

Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.05.2013 at 06:13

*finally gets it*

*still doesn't get it*

To me it's like listening to Noise or drone. Focus on one area for a awhile, but then zone out as you start to hear everything else. It's a little overwhelming but it'll happen... hopefully

It's not something I like to listen to frequently, but this at least has some substance compared to other prog albums, even if it drags on a bit.

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