I absolutely love metal. As a music junkie, it can be difficult to be so passionate about a genre when no one else around you enjoys it. I’m always trying to get people into it, but no amount of persuasion, indoctrination, or even coercion seems to do the trick. Apparently people dislike death metal growls, pig squeals, and machine-gun double bass…
Enter progressive instrumental band Animals As Leaders. Founded by guitar virtuoso Tosin Abasi, the trio seamlessly steps across their backgrounds in jazz, electronica, and even classical to form their relentlessly innovative sound. Unlike a lot of the other metal out there, there is a heightened precision about Animals As Leaders. It’s a good thing, given that they often times straddle disparate musical stylings and time signatures simultaneously.
If you are a fellow metal head or an adventuresome listener, be sure to give them a try!