Update: Animals As Leaders Release Third Single Off New Album “The Madness Of Many”

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The anticipation continues to grow for the new material by instrumental prog metal group, Animals As Leaders.  If you have been following the page lately, you would know that the genre-defying band, Animals As Leaders, are releasing their fourth studio album a week from today, and it is on pace to be their greatest release to date.  This is an extremely significant statement, especially since “The Joy of Motion” was such a stellar album.  The group originally announced the upcoming release with two singles; the first being a lighter, soothing track titled “The Brain Dance”, and the second single, released shortly after, was a far more heavy and aggressive song called “Arithmophobia”.  These two tracks appear to be the most polarizing songs on the project and give the listener the full range of how light or heavy any track on the album will be.

The third single, released this week titled “Inner Assassins”, appears to be the middle ground of the two singles previously mentioned.  It features both the light sounding, complexing riffing and the upbeat, heavier sections that were emphasized in the first two singles.  “Inner Assassins” sounds like classic Animals As Leaders with the superb songwriting we’ve heard so far on “The Madness of Many” mixed in, which is an extremely prominent sign that the rest of the album will follow this already fantastic song structure.  I will say, however, that the most impressive aspect of this track is actually the mind-numbingly intricate drumming.  Artfully mastering odd time signatures and polyrhythmic sections, while simultaneously adding character to the track and essentially becoming the backbone to the song itself, the performance by Animals As Leaders’ Matt Garstka, is easily my favorite part of the third single.

A handful of phenomenal albums will be released this month, and “The Madness of Many” is sure to be one of them.  If you are equally as excited for the latest record by Animals As Leaders, be sure to visit the site next week to check out the album review for “The Madness of Many”.  Check out the posts about each previous single off the upcoming album below and give “Inner Assassins” a listen as well!

“The Brain Dance” Review:

https://eriksalbumreviews.wordpress.com/2016/10/06/update-animals-as-leaders-release-first-single-off-upcoming-album-the-madness-of-many/

“Arithmophobia” Review:

https://eriksalbumreviews.wordpress.com/2016/10/23/update-animals-as-leaders-release-second-single-off-the-madness-of-many/

“Inner Assassins”:

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Update: Animals As Leaders Release Second Single Off “The Madness Of Many”

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We’re getting closer and closer to the release of the next Animals As Leaders record and the anticipation could not be any higher.  The upcoming fourth studio album by the instrumental, prog-metal innovators is titled, “The Madness of Many”, and so far we have heard two singles off the soon to be released record.  The latest of these two singles is a track called “Arithmophobia”, and it is the complete polar opposite of the first single, “The Brain Dance”.

“Arithmophobia” is a mix between smooth-flowing riffing in peculiar time signatures and impressively heavy sections that make any listener subconsciously head bang.  From melodic, sitar leads to polyrhythmic, heavy breakdowns, “Arithmophobia” adds to the already extremely high anticipation for this sure to be stellar Animals As Leaders album.  I’m assuming AAL released these two singles to show the extreme ends of the spectrum “The Madness of Many” will feature.

With what I’ve heard so far off this upcoming release, I would not be surprised if “The Madness of Many” finds its way onto the Albums of the Year list for 2016!  Check out this latest single below and be sure to check in for more updates and reviews leading up to the release of “The Madness of Many”!

Update: Animals As Leaders Release First Single Off Upcoming Album “The Madness Of Many”

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As stated earlier, Animals As Leaders recently announced they will be releasing a new record this year titled “The Madness Of Many”.  Following the highly praised release of their previous album, “The Joy of Motion”, AAL look to continue this success through their inspirational songwriting and also look to capitalize on the drastic increase in interest in instrumental rock/metal.

The first single off their fourth studio album is “The Brain Dance” and it is actually a very relaxing, melodic track showcasing a surprising twist on their patented sound.  Varying from their slightly more upbeat tracks, “The Brain Dance” features beautiful mixing between bass, guitar, and drums while also demonstrating the numerous genre influences that helped form this track like indie rock, progressive metal, and even some sections that feature a slight but noticeable resemblance to the instrumentals heard in flamenco.  Of course, the complex bass solos can still be heard on this song that are a staple for the AAL sound.

“The Brain Dance” is a very therapeutic and refreshing song to listen to and suggests that “The Madness Of Many” will continue their reign of instrumental rock/metal legends with yet another groundbreaking release.  I also want to give a quick shoutout to Sumerian Records who will be releasing two phenomenal albums at the end of this year, Thomas Giles’s “Velcro_Kid” and Animals As Leaders’ “The Madness Of Many”.  Both of these records, based on the first single alone, sound absolutely stellar and I personally cannot wait for them to be released.  The single “The Brain Dance” is posted below for those who want to hear the latest material from Animals As Leaders!