To be totally blunt, ANIMALS AS LEADERS‘ The Joy of Motion is a flawless album for what it’s meant to be. From basically every aspect, the band has achieved pure prog bliss. Expect the band’s technical wizardry to provide a nice range of different sounds and vibes all in perpetual motion.
Songwriting is the priority throughout The Joy of Motion so you won’t find self indulgent song sections that are there just for the sake of showing off. Fans of the heavier end of the musical spectrum will enjoy the heavy MESHUGGAH-inspired riffs and the nods to technical death metal found scattered throughout. But for the most part, ANIMALS AS LEADERS keeps it light and bright.
Prog nerds will differ on what they like best about The Joy of Motion but a personal favorite is the string slapping. Who needs bass when you’ve got 8-string guitars?
Deep analysis or discussion is totally unnecessary. ANIMALS AS LEADERS have made it as easy as possible for you to just sit back and wholeheartedly enjoy the album. Flows like melted butter.
If you want to hear from one of the best prog bands around, then look no further. Prog the fuck out. (Sumerian Records)
New prog kings ANIMALS AS LEADERS have a brand new record out now called The Joy of Motion. Their label, Sumerian Records, have posted the album in full. Check out this excellent goodness and feel better about life:
Today’s video of the day comes fresh from the current U.S. tour with MESHUGGAH, INTRONAUT, and ANIMALS AS LEADERS. As a special treat, INTRONAUT frontman, Sacha Dunable, joined MESHUGGAH on lead vocals for a performance of the MESHUGGAH classic, “New Millenium Cyanide Christ” this past Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
What an awesome performance. The APESHIT goons are insanely proud of Sacha!
LA’s psychedelic, doom, progsters INTRONAUT are set to release their fourth album, Habitual Levitations, on March 19, 2013. The new video for “Milk Leg” can be viewed below. The 7″ of the song can be purchased here.
The band are currently on tour on headlining dates followed by a tour with MESHUGGAH and ANIMALS AS LEADERS.
2011 was a very productive and enjoyable year for extreme music, perhaps the best in years. Thus, it was not an easy task choosing what we enjoyed best since they were just so many. 2011 also gave us unforgettably bad albums by LOU REED and METALLICA, flops by THE HAUNTED as well as controversial ones by MORBID ANGEL.
We look forward to another strong year in 2012 in which we will celebrate our 10 years online. Cheers for all of your support in 2011! Radikult!! Continue reading →