Sometimes, a band's music registers just as seismically on an emotional wavelength as it does on a sonic spectrum. Animals As leaders – Tosin Abasi [guitar], Javier Reyes [guitar], and Matt Garstka [drums] – reimagine, reinterpret, and refresh instrumental prog, experimental metal, modern jazz, alternative, and even world music to a point where the reaction becomes primal on their fourth full-length album, The Madness of Many.
"What you're hearing is the madness of the band, what happens in our heads, and what it sounds like when you put it all together," exclaims Javier. "For us, that's the sound of the new album. It's simply the madness of these three individuals. We're trying to create something that only we can do...Instead of enlisting a producer, we ended up doing everything ourselves for the first time. We were really influencing each other, and it's the most collaborative effort so far."
Ultimately, The Madness of Many will impact listeners like only Animals As Leaders can. Javier leaves off, "I just want to blow people's minds and leave them speechless, so they want to share the record."