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.

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YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2014

1637 Comments


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

Digging: My Brightest Diamond - None More Than You

FadedSun
February 18th 2014

1245 Comments


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

Calc
February 18th 2014

12027 Comments


roolz yep yep yep

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Mabbitt
February 18th 2014

1327 Comments


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

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OwMySnauze
February 18th 2014

773 Comments


I like it. Really glad Bulb did the production.

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2014

7970 Comments


So boring

YourDarkAffected
Contributing Reviewer
February 18th 2014

1637 Comments


Album is looking less and less promising with every song.

climactic
February 18th 2014

18345 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

926 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

155 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

18345 Comments


"The Joy and Art of Motion Tour?"

would rule

brollin
February 18th 2014

21 Comments


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

chemicalmarriage
February 18th 2014

1905 Comments


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

Spec
February 18th 2014

27062 Comments


Still shreds.

BigPleb
February 18th 2014

34211 Comments


Digging it.

Digging: Opeth - Pale Communion

bloc
February 18th 2014

34679 Comments


Better than the previous song, but still nothing special

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ti0n
February 18th 2014

1377 Comments


whats with those fucking breakdowns

peartnoy
February 18th 2014

1153 Comments


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

CrimsonFireCF
February 18th 2014

73 Comments


Still like it.

VermTheImpaler
February 18th 2014

1360 Comments


Still legit after all

BTBAMbear
February 19th 2014

96 Comments


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

MO
February 19th 2014

18260 Comments


band will not disappoint m/

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paradox1216
February 19th 2014

432 Comments


really great stuff

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Progger6009
February 19th 2014

1071 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.

Digging: Darkest Hour - Darkest Hour

climactic
February 19th 2014

18345 Comments


djent prog core love style

agreed

Hockeytown
February 19th 2014

101 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

Digging: Goatwhore - Constricting Rage of the Merciless

opis1011
February 19th 2014

10 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

1717 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

1600 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

1071 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

18345 Comments


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

OwMySnauze
February 19th 2014

773 Comments


Misha alone would suffice just like the s/t

chemicalmarriage
February 19th 2014

1905 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

353 Comments


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

ThomasTheCure
February 19th 2014

283 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

1756 Comments


slaaayss

VinVal
February 19th 2014

644 Comments


not bad but this might just be another weightless

climactic
February 19th 2014

18345 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

548 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

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tigershark421
February 20th 2014

19 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

18260 Comments


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

climactic
February 20th 2014

18345 Comments


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

bloc
February 20th 2014

34679 Comments


Djent is dead

DatBeefPudding
February 21st 2014

1242 Comments


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

NonApplicable
February 21st 2014

1930 Comments


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

Progger6009
February 22nd 2014

1071 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

926 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

10011 Comments


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



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Progger6009
February 22nd 2014

1071 Comments


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

Kalopsia
February 22nd 2014

926 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

8196 Comments


Great song

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DatBeefPudding
February 24th 2014

1242 Comments


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

bloc
February 24th 2014

34679 Comments


Nah you're thinking of that OTHER black guy

Futures
February 24th 2014

8196 Comments


Marc Okubo

Progger6009
February 24th 2014

1071 Comments


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


Winsomniac
February 24th 2014

7955 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

27062 Comments


Wasn't Tosin the singer for Oceano?

Futures
February 25th 2014

8196 Comments


yeah

Spec
February 25th 2014

27062 Comments


Cool.

Winsomniac
February 25th 2014

7955 Comments


No that was Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson


common mistake

Spec
February 25th 2014

27062 Comments


Who was the wrestler again? Howard from Killswitch right?

Futures
February 25th 2014

8196 Comments


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

Progger6009
February 25th 2014

1071 Comments


Nope its Lajon Witherspoon who plays in AAL.

ASnideReturns
February 25th 2014

3299 Comments


Dat guitar, dat guitar tone.

Progger6009
February 25th 2014

1071 Comments


I know its good for once in thier life.

Spec
March 3rd 2014

27062 Comments


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

sora236
March 3rd 2014

155 Comments


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



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