Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders


8.6 | 299 votes |
Release date: 2009
Style: Progressive metal, Instrumental , Djent

Owners:

298 have it
38 want it


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
13. Wave Of Babies [2015 Encore Edition bonus]
14. Kalimba [2015 Encore Edition bonus]
15. Orea [demo] [2015 Encore Edition bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2009: 10

Line-up
Tosin Abasi - guitars, bass

Session musicians
Misha Mansoor - keyboards, programming

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Comments

Comments: 16   Visited by: 877 users
07.10.2010 - 08:39
PrimalAntagonist
Account deleted
A rare gem among progressive albums.....
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17.01.2011 - 20:04
Rating: 10
slaytanic12
Amazing album glad i found it
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02.05.2011 - 16:15
Rating: 8
Panterica
I want it and I'm gonna get it!
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Li'ed - Prog-Metal from Jerusalem
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12.05.2011 - 11:02
Rating: 10
Pankar95
Groundbreaking album. One of the few classics of the late 00s imo.
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04.10.2011 - 22:23
moe5512
I'm no proge fan but this is a masterpeas
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04.10.2011 - 22:31
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I'm no pierogi fan so I won't be listening to this.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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14.11.2011 - 16:27
malaikat
I'm no Perugia fan but I'll listen to this.
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18.11.2011 - 20:41
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
I know Roxan butt-kisses a hamster's piss.
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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05.12.2011 - 06:38
3rdWorldFuckface
Account deleted
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.

lol
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09.05.2012 - 20:43
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
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'.
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04.05.2013 - 06:13
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
*finally gets it*
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forever bummed out
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12.05.2013 - 07:09
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King
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!
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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02.09.2014 - 21:36
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Boxcar Willy on 04.05.2013 at 06:13

*finally gets it*

*still doesn't get it*
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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03.09.2014 - 04:04
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Zaph 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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forever bummed out
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27.08.2015 - 10:31
Rating: 9
Stunning Cactus
I have a negative bias towards this band because of people I know that I associate with them.

However, that aside, I gave it a full listen tonight and I am absolutely astounded. Very strong, powerful material. Artistic. Creative. A 9 definitely, probably a 10 in the future.
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"I always knew metal would live on. I was right."
~Me, 2013
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08.05.2016 - 02:02
Rating: 9
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Might be worth a listen for those who know "CAFO" well:

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