The Madness of Many

Animals As Leaders - The Madness of Many
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #422 / 959
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
Liked by 4 people
November 11, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sumerian / Label
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Animals As Leaders continue to be the most interesting fully instrumental modern prog metal group. With this record they brought in more of the staccato riffing & technical djent overlay that they’re known for. Adding on top of that a more dense form of electronics. This could’ve been a massive bore. If it wasn’t for them being talented song writers. We still get some bouncy grooves from Garstka & melody has not yet been forgotten. Which helps immensely in this very ... read more


Animals as Leaders is a djent band that experiments with adding all sorts of techniques from all sorts of styles and instruments into the mainly bland genre of chug filled djent. Tosin Abasi, founder and lead guitarist in the band claims that he wants to make a band that isn’t defined by genres. The album The Madness of Many is the band’s fourth album which was released in 2016. The album was far more technically advanced than their previous albums and here is a technical review of ... read more


Pretty good record from the band, with their typical blend of progressive metal, djent and some elements of math rock. The Madness of Many is definitely Animals as Leaders by the numbers, and I don't really think that is something they want to change with any new release. I'm sure a lot of fans would be fine with that, but that just isn't something I look for in an instrumental band. I find that this is an album that starts out exciting, but it loses it's excitement factor fairly quickly. I ... read more

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Track List

  1. Arithmophobia
  2. Ectogenesis
  3. Cognitive Contortions
  4. Inner Assassins
  5. Private Visions of the World
  6. Backpfeifengesicht
  7. Transcentience
  8. The Glass Bridge
  9. The Brain Dance
  10. Apeirophobia
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Added on: October 4, 2016