Animals As Leaders is the metal / jazz / prog project led by virtuoso guitarist Tosin Abasi, also known for his role in Washington DC metalcore band Reflux. Weightless was their second album and first as a trio, after their debut which was recorded by Abasi alone. It was originally released in 2011. Here we have a reissue, and on purple vinyl to boot!
Timo Ellis, famous for his work with Cibo Matto, founded Netherlands (not the country) to satisfy some of his grungier needs. And that’s exactly what the band does on their new album. Their guitars, drained in fuzz, play heavy and catchy riffs, making Audubon an album that's packed with heavy metal pop songs.