New Animals as Leaders Song
2014-02-18 by Matt Harrison CONTRIBUTOR | 69 Comments
Animals as Leaders have released another song, entitled 'Tooth And Claw', from their upcoming album, Joy Of Motion.

Check it out here:



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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2014
1676 Comments


It's a fun song, but pretty generic for these guys imo.

Digging: Carbon Based Lifeforms - World Of Sleepers

FadedSun
February 18th 2014
1284 Comments


I think I'm over this band now. Self-titled was their best.

Calc
February 18th 2014
12252 Comments


roolz yep yep yep

Mabbitt
February 18th 2014
1369 Comments


I really like the lead playing, but I hate the "djenty" parts

OwMySnauze
February 18th 2014
1068 Comments


I like it. Really glad Bulb did the production.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2014
8010 Comments


So boring

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2014
1676 Comments


Album is looking less and less promising with every song.

climactic
February 18th 2014
19440 Comments


one of the most straightforward songs theyve made. dig it, but if this is what the whole album is like, i'll be
disappointed...

we shall see

Kalopsia
February 18th 2014
935 Comments


so can AAL do a joint tour with Andy McKee and have it be called

The Joy and Art of Motion Tour?

sora236
February 18th 2014
156 Comments


Took a while to get used to it. The rhythmic parts were a bit eh, but the leads were kind of cool
along with some of the riffs. Hopefully the band doesn't go in this direction though and this is the
"worst" track, I like the usual AAL way more than this and this will kind of be a waste of Matt
Garstka's talent if they decide to go in this direction. Hopefully...

climactic
February 18th 2014
19440 Comments


"The Joy and Art of Motion Tour?"

would rule

brollin
February 18th 2014
23 Comments


I haven't really enjoyed any of their songs since the S/T. Sad.

chemicalmarriage
February 18th 2014
1930 Comments


I've enjoyed every release they have and will probably thoroughly enjoy this one as well.

Spec
February 18th 2014
27190 Comments


Still shreds.

BigPleb
February 18th 2014
37247 Comments


Digging it.

Digging: Kayo Dot - Coffins on Io

bloc
February 18th 2014
34927 Comments


Better than the previous song, but still nothing special

ti0n
February 18th 2014
1475 Comments


whats with those fucking breakdowns

Digging: ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - IX

peartnoy
February 18th 2014
1201 Comments


Kinda generic but fun. The sound is a lot better than on past releases at least.

CrimsonFireCF
February 18th 2014
82 Comments


Still like it.

VermTheImpaler
February 18th 2014
1360 Comments


Still legit after all

BTBAMbear
February 19th 2014
99 Comments


Meh kinda sounds like veil of maya, which would be cool if they were veil of maya.

MO
February 19th 2014
18867 Comments


band will not disappoint m/

paradox1216
February 19th 2014
503 Comments


really great stuff

Digging: Yellowcard - Lift a Sail

Progger6009
February 19th 2014
1126 Comments


Cant believe the hate this is getting, the production alone is miles beyond their other shit. Also song crushes, really stoked to nerd out all djent prog core love style.

climactic
February 19th 2014
19440 Comments


djent prog core love style

agreed

Hockeytown
February 19th 2014
102 Comments


Not sure how I feel about this, thought Tosin said it was going to be more like their self-titled. guess i'll wait till i hear the whole album

opis1011
February 19th 2014
12 Comments


Diging this more than anything on Weightless. And as long as whole album isn't like this, it's cool.
It's really apparent that Misha co-wrote this and I heard that Diego from Volumes co-wrote some songs too, so I guess it will have some more djunz than the older material.

DatsNotDaMetulz
February 19th 2014
1818 Comments


djazz metal

corycantrell
February 19th 2014
45 Comments


i like it but somethings just not there.

J0ckstrapsFTW
February 19th 2014
3652 Comments


rulez

TomAkaVeto
February 19th 2014
1662 Comments


Tosin's biggest mistake was deciding to collab with two people who are less talented than him who preform in far inferior bands to his own. What are you thinking, Tosin?! I mean, Periphery is can be pretty good, but Volumes is like the most generic djent-core nonsene breakdown band...ugh

Progger6009
February 19th 2014
1126 Comments


Good point, but just because they are less talented guitar players doesn't mean they can't write great riffs or rhythms. I think the 2 songs I heard so far are more accessible, catchy feel to them. I think it's a fun listen.

climactic
February 19th 2014
19440 Comments


volumes rules but has no place in AAL's writing process

OwMySnauze
February 19th 2014
1068 Comments


Misha alone would suffice just like the s/t

chemicalmarriage
February 19th 2014
1930 Comments


"Tosin's biggest mistake was deciding to collab with two people who are less talented than him who preform in far inferior bands to his own. What are you thinking, Tosin?! I mean, Periphery is can be pretty good, but Volumes is like the most generic djent-core nonsene breakdown band...ugh"

He's collabbed with Misha before, dude. Misha programmed all the drums for the S/T that everyone can't stop comparing all of his recent work to. Tosin is obviously enjoying making music with these people, if you don't dig it, write something better or listen to something esle. If you feel so entitled that he owes you a masterpiece, maybe you should eh, well, nevermind.

Tijnmans
February 19th 2014
357 Comments


I think I'm over this band now. Self-titled was their best. [2]

ThomasTheCure
February 19th 2014
294 Comments


this is lowest common denominator "djent." why listen to this generic shit when artists like Cloudkicker and Sithu Aye have material that's so much better?

AtomicShane
February 19th 2014
1834 Comments


slaaayss

VinVal
February 19th 2014
762 Comments


not bad but this might just be another weightless

Digging: Rorcal - Heliogabalus

climactic
February 19th 2014
19440 Comments


"this is lowest common denominator "djent." why listen to this generic shit when artists like Cloudkicker and Sithu Aye have material that's so much better?"

so wrong

dawija1017
February 19th 2014
560 Comments


"I haven't really enjoyed any of their songs since the S/T. Sad."

Hey, cylindrical sea is actually a pretty excellent song...but yeah i think obviously their self
titled was the most creative...i think their new music is pretty cool, but doesn't really do it for me
as instrumental alone... i think if weightless had some kind of vocalist, it would actually be pretty
badass

tigershark421
February 20th 2014
20 Comments


I think this song is really, really generic and not as enjoyable to listen to. Also, I'm feeling like Tosin Abasi doesn't have that creative edge as he's used to. The song has no personality, no emotion. Very bland djent and quite frankly, it is getting annoying. He needs to return to form and stop this charade of appealing to the masses and write stuff that is going to challenge his fans and listeners. AAL's first album was just brilliant song writing, and even without lyrics, told a story. This is just garbage.

MO
February 20th 2014
18867 Comments


upon listening to this again it does feel like something is missing hmmm

climactic
February 20th 2014
19440 Comments


its not really that something is missing, its just pretty simplistic compared to what they normally do

bloc
February 20th 2014
34927 Comments


Djent is dead

DatBeefPudding
February 21st 2014
1335 Comments


i really enjoy this, and no djent isn't dead lol bloc

NonApplicable
February 21st 2014
1991 Comments


This is cool. But I don't really enjoy vocal-less music

Progger6009
February 22nd 2014
1126 Comments


I think a vocalist would help this kind of a song, but hey I'm sure there will be a slew of songs on here that challenge listeners.

Kalopsia
February 22nd 2014
935 Comments


something i DO think a vocalist would improve this band, other times i don't


Scale the Summit just seems to do this genre so much better. That being said I love AAL

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
February 22nd 2014
10288 Comments


Didn't know Veil of Maya was releasing a new song so soon



Progger6009
February 22nd 2014
1126 Comments


Talk about a band that needs a vocalist, thats all I can think when I hear STS.

Kalopsia
February 22nd 2014
935 Comments


lol if ANY instrumental band didn't need a vocalist, it's Scale the Summit

their last two albums were perfection

Futures
February 22nd 2014
11728 Comments


Great song

Digging: Mock Orange - Nines & Sixes

DatBeefPudding
February 24th 2014
1335 Comments


wasn't tosin a member of VoM? maybe this is the "fun" song of the album.

bloc
February 24th 2014
34927 Comments


Nah you're thinking of that OTHER black guy

Futures
February 24th 2014
11728 Comments


Marc Okubo

Progger6009
February 24th 2014
1126 Comments


Did any of you dudes ever listen to Reflux, Tosin writes breakdowns too.


Winsomniac
February 24th 2014
7985 Comments


wasn't tosin a member of VoM? maybe this is the "fun" song of the album.

Nah you're thinking of that OTHER black guy

Marc Okubo


Fucking lol'd

Spec
February 25th 2014
27190 Comments


Wasn't Tosin the singer for Oceano?

Futures
February 25th 2014
11728 Comments


yeah

Spec
February 25th 2014
27190 Comments


Cool.

Winsomniac
February 25th 2014
7985 Comments


No that was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


common mistake

Spec
February 25th 2014
27190 Comments


Who was the wrestler again? Howard from Killswitch right?

Futures
February 25th 2014
11728 Comments


No that's Josh Travis from The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza

Progger6009
February 25th 2014
1126 Comments


Nope its Lajon Witherspoon who plays in AAL.

ASnideReturns
February 25th 2014
5241 Comments


Dat guitar, dat guitar tone.

Digging: Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare

Progger6009
February 25th 2014
1126 Comments


I know its good for once in thier life.

Spec
March 3rd 2014
27190 Comments


The singer for "God Forbid" should focus more on obamacare and less on music agreed.

sora236
March 3rd 2014
156 Comments


Damn, I'm actually starting to like this the more when I listen to it.



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