Origin: USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal, Instrumental
Page online: October 1, 2014
Last update/review: July 4, 2018

Animals As Leaders

Animals As Leaders is the solo project of guitarist Tosin Abasi, founded around 2007 after the demise of his previous outfit, the DC metalcore band Reflux. This is a million miles from metalcore, instead this is mind-bending instrumental, jazzy, intricate progressive rock/metal, often defying description. Abasi's guitar work is incredible, jumping from genre to genre with ease, clearly a rising star in the guitar world. Simply stunning.

Current Members

Tosin Abasi

guitars/bass

Javier Reyes

guitars

Matt Garstka

drums

Former Members/Guests

Misha Mansoor

keyboards/programming (Periphery)

Navene Koperweis

drums



Discography


Animals As Leaders  
2009 Prosthetic
  1. Tempting Time
  2. Soraya
  3. Thoroughly at Home
  4. On Impulse
  5. Tessitura
  6. Behaving Badly
  7. The Price of Everything and the Value of Nothing
  8. CAFO
  9. Inamorata
  10. Point to Point
  11. Modern Meat
  12. Song of Solomon
  • Tosin Abasi
  • Misha Mansoor



Weightless  
2011 Prosthetic
  1. An Infinite Regression
  2. Odessa
  3. Somnarium
  4. Earth Departure
  5. Isolated Incidents
  6. Do Not Go Gently
  7. New Eden
  8. Cylindrical Sea
  9. Espera
  10. To Lead You to an Overwhelming Question
  11. Weightless
  12. David
  • Tosin Abasi
  • Javier Reyes
  • Navene Koperweis



The Joy Of Motion  
2014 Sumerian
  1. Kascade
  2. Lippincott
  3. Air Chrysalis
  4. Another Year
  5. Physical Education
  6. Tooth and Claw
  7. Crescent
  8. The Future That Awaited Me
  9. Para Mexer
  10. The Woven Web
  11. Mind-Spun
  12. Nephele
  • Tosin Abasi
  • Javier Reyes
  • Matt Garstka



The Madness Of Many  
2016 Sumerian
  1. Arithmophobia
  2. Ectogenesis
  3. Cognitive Contortions
  4. Inner Assassins
  5. Private Visions Of The World
  6. Backpfeifengesicht
  7. Transcentience
  8. The Glass Bridge
  9. The Brain Dance
  10. Aepirophobia
  • Tosin Abasi
  • Javier Reyes
  • Matt Garstka



Live 2017  LIVE
2018 Sumerian
  1. Arithmophobia
  2. Tempting Time
  3. Ectogenesis
  4. Cognitive Contortions
  5. Tooth & Claw
  6. Nephele
  7. Physical Education
  8. The Brain Dance
  9. Private Visions Of The World
  10. Ka$cade
  11. Inner Assassins
  12. The Woven Web
  13. CAFO




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