04:50 - The Maratha Also, black powerfully blending with genres of death, drone, psychedelic, doom, sludge and so on. More or less, this past 2 years there has been a trend of experimentation in metal altogether.
04:44 - The Maratha The problem is that Sludge creepingly blends into heavy, doom, black and death. Look at Roadburn for instance.
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
[2015 Encore edition bonus tracks] 13. Wave Of Babies 14. Kalimba 15. Orea [demo]
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'.
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!