New animals as leaders

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  1. vilk

    vilk Very Regular

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    TIL that people actually liked Joy of Motion.

    S/T is good but I hate the production. It literally sounds like the Tosin demo mp3s that were floating around the internet before AAL was a band. I hope some day they re-record or re-mix re-master this one.

    Weightless is their best album. Somnarium is my favorite AAL track.

    But at least we can all agree it's best to just not even talk about The Madness of Many.
     
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    You had me in the first half, not gonna lie.
     
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    TBH I was just making a joke about how most of the posts in this thread were debating whether Joy of Motion or Weightless is best with basically no one even suggesting that Madness of Many is best. Having said that, I personally think it's just as good as Joy of Motion—that is to say, it does nothing for me. To me they're equally bleh. In a weird way, I maybe like Madness better just because it didn't let me down as badly, since I had low expectations going in.
     
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    heresy

    Pessimist <3
     
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    Man, I loved those tracks--mainly because it was something I could play along to lol.
     
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    I relistented to The Madness of Many after posting that, and have to say I still love every song. Relistenting to TJoM, I could maybe add Crescent and Mind Spun to the good songs, but there are so many songs that are terrible that the album can't be redeemed.
     
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    +1. It was mentioned previously but a proper remaster of the S/T would be awesome.

    I'm as guilty of liking the first couple of things a band or artist puts out and then souring on whatever direction they take it in that deviates from what originally got me hooked on them. But as much as we all shit ourselves in high school when the S/T came out I've enjoyed the things Tosin has explored since. Could be because thumping got beaten into the ground or that I'm more into jazz and fusion than I am into metal the last five years or so. I like TRAM and Mestis just as much as anything AAL has put out. Possibly more if I really cared to break it down.
     
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    Madness of many has the brain dance which is probably my favourite animals as leaders song. Inner assassins and cognitive contortions are also ok but nothing else from that album was memorable for me.
     
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    More interpretive dance. Nice track though.

     
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    I have to say, I don't like the direction the new album seems to be going. Very rhythmic centered and somewhat minimalist. Still enjoyable, but it's just not as interesting to listen to.
     
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    The new track had me like:

    This intro is super cool - I wonder where the song's going to go with this kind of lead in?
    Oh, more thumping. Great. That's definitely not played out and a crutch for Tosin at this point, or anything.
    Hey, we're doing a guitar solo, now. Definitely no need to transition into that, or anything, just start it up like you mashed 2 files together in a DAW
    Aaaaaand it's over.
    Yawn.
     
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    Animals as Leaders is crazy boring as it is, but this is next level. 3 and a half minutes ill never get back. I'm sure he's telling himself that this is some kind of next-level-artistic-expression with these dancers in his videos too. Talk about pretentious. Yuck
     
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    You people are wild. This album is 2 for 2 so far on my jams.
     
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    I'm going to agree honestly, none of Tosin's stuff surprises me anymore like it used to. It's all very technically well written, sounds great to the ear, but maybe I'm fatigued with their style. Not sure.

    objectively good music, not going to be a relisten on my end, though.
     
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    Yeah I think I'm about done with AAL lol.

    Haven't really dug much aside from a song or two since Weightless. I get what they're doing where the guitar does the consistent thump thing and
    Matt Garstka rips on drums, but I liked it more when Thordendal/Agren do it, and I'm just not vibing with this much at all.

    Is there such a thing?
     
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    These videos are wack lol.
     
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    if there is, this aint it
     
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    I find what I meant to say was "objectively talented" music, as its obvious what they are playing requires a level of skill the average layman doesn't have access to, whether you find their arrangements musical is up to you, but it IS objectively talented musicianship.
     
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    I made the mistake of clicking that video after listening to the new Cynic cover by Cynic. I hope all you guys buying Laradas for your home recording projects that feature a twin mattress in the background of every video are happy knowing your money funded these dance videos.
     

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