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#1
I'd figure this is the best place to put them...They play like polyrhythmatic jazz fusion metal I guess you could say. It's a side project of Tosin Abasi from Reflux. Some of the best new music I've discovered in quite a long time.

Their stuff's kind of hard to find but it should be around on a few blogspots and soulseeker.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=164208530

http://www.last.fm/music/Animals+As+Leaders
Last edited by Selkies921 at Apr 28, 2009,
#3
Is it just me or is this "ooh look at me I'm like Meshuggah but more jazzy" stuff starting to get real old real fast?
#4
This is terrible, terrible wank.
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#5
It wasn't THAT bad

just nothing exciting
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#6
No, Stranglehold described them perfectly.
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#8
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I like it. How did you hear about these guys?


The guitarist, Bulb, posts at another message board I go to.

And really you guys don't like it that much? It's obvious Meshuggah is a huge influence on this but I don't think it's a blatant rip off.
#11
I don't get it. Whever there's a band with angular riffs or weird time signatures, people always shout "Meshuggah ripoff!"

Anyway, the name sucks, but I kind of like the music. Some of it is kind of wanky, but it sounds pretty cool overall.
#12
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Whever there's a band with angular riffs or weird time signatures in the style of Meshuggah, people always shout "Meshuggah ripoff!"


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#13
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The guitarist, Bulb, posts at another message board I go to.

And really you guys don't like it that much? It's obvious Meshuggah is a huge influence on this but I don't think it's a blatant rip off.


Hah you post on smn? what's your username?
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#15
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This isn't Bulb.
It's a different dude. This one is black
Anyway, album leaked, it's pretty rad.


Agreed, very far from a Meshuggah rip-off as some folks at the start claim.

Very solid instrumental album. This guy's old band, Reflux, was spectacular (they split up).
#16
I, for one, am getting a bit tired of all the "OLOL I CAN HAZ MESHUGGAH COMPARISONS PLZ?!" bands at the moment, but Animals as Leaders has enough "different" elements to keep them a bit a head.
#17
they don't sound that much like meshuggah at all. the first song a little bit...but defiantly not enough to be criticized for ripping off meshuggah.
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#19
Someone on another forum I go to was pretending to be the bassist from Born of Osiris. He tried to pass a song from these guys as a new BoO song.

He was found out pretty quickly, but I like these guys.
#21
This bored the **** out of me. And the guy's youtube vids did absolutely nothing for me.

I appreciate experiements and trying to be creative and original and all that jazz, but this doesn't work.
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#22
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This bored the **** out of me. And the guy's youtube vids did absolutely nothing for me.

I appreciate experiements and trying to be creative and original and all that jazz, but this doesn't work.

You're just too close-minded to get it.
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#23
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This bored the **** out of me. And the guy's youtube vids did absolutely nothing for me.

I appreciate experiements and trying to be creative and original and all that jazz, but this doesn't work.


You dont understand jazz music.
#24
Great minds think alike?
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#28
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You're just too close-minded to get it.


Lol? What's there to get? The music does nothing for me.

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You dont understand jazz music.


What does this band have to do with jazz music? I like my fair share of jazz, and this my friend, is not jazz. And it's certainly a poor attempt at fusion.
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#29
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Lol? What's there to get? The music does nothing for me.

Exactly my point. Your feeble mind cannot comprehend such complex moving music. It's not my fault you haven't been enlightened yet and still choose to listen to your talentless so called "raw", and "brutal", and "bestial goatfukk" music instead of the masterpiece that is whatever this band is.
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#30
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Exactly my point. Your feeble mind cannot comprehend such complex moving music. It's not my fault you haven't been enlightened yet and still choose to listen to your talentless so called "raw", and "brutal", and "bestial goatfukk" music instead of the masterpiece that is whatever this band is.


You're right. These guys are nowhere near as raw and brutal as Miles Davis.
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#31
Never speak such ills of Miles Davis! I won't have you associating his art with your talentless noise.
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#32
i'm liking this.
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#34
But....

being brutal and raw is the ultimate goal of any musician. I was merely complementing the Davis. This Tosin Abasi feller can go eat a nekrophallus, for he is a disgrace to black musicians everywhere. I thought if you were black, it practically meant that you were automatically good (see: Victor Wooten and every other black musician to exist).
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#35
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And for further lolsome Meshuggah comparisons:

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stop raining on other peoples' parades
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#36
Anyway, this has been fun, but I don't want to overdo it. So, on that note, I bid you adieu
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#38
Damn, I haven't seen that movie in ages. Shame Evan almighty sucked balls.
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#39
Honestly, this IS raw talent, and so what if a portion of it sounds Meshuggah-esqe. It is not a copy by any means.
#40
What the **** is raw talent? If you mean that he has some chops, then yes he does. But, they're either sloppy, harsh or both. If you look at his youtube vids, it seems like another classic case of the "look-at-me-and-my-amazing-equipment-even-though-I-can't-play-it-to-save-my-life" syndrome.

I didn't know they custom-made 8 stringers for douchenozzles.
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