Judging by the feedback we received from our post on instrumental metal bands, many of you out there in blogland are Animals As Leaders fans. In fact, a few of you took umbrage when we ranked the group's guitarist Tosin Abasi at number two in our top metal guitarists under 30 list. "Tosin should have been number one!" you cyber-screamed.
Hopefully we can make things right with this exclusive track from Animals As Leaders' new album, Weightless, available as a stream below. Like the other songs on the work, it continues their ornate progression down an instrumental path, and the best part is that it never feels like they're showing off.
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Joining the group this time around are touring members Javier Reyes, their second guitarist, and drummer Navene Koperweis, both of whom recorded with the band for the first time on Weightless.
But back to the matter at hand. Click below the launch the "Somnarium" stream. It is track three from Weightless, which is due out a week from today, November 8th.
Oh, and if you missed the band live when they came through L.A. this summer, they're hitting the House of Blues in Hollywood on Saturday, November 26th with fellow prog-metal greats Between The Buried And Me and rising British upstarts Tesseract.