Category: Animals as Leaders

Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion

Animals as Leaders is a rising star in instrumental progressive metal. The band centers on guitarist, Tobin Abasi, who is joined by guitarist, Javier Reyes, and drummer, Matt Garstka. The Joy of Motion is Animals as Leaders’ third album and is closer in style to their debut self-titled album. It continues the jazzy, djent, instrumental metal as found on prior releases. Overall, the album is not too metal, with more emphasis on the jazzy elements and a feeling of being in space. Several songs sound like the smooth jazz/soft rock (more…)