Weightless (Animals as Leaders album)

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Weightless
Studio album by Animals as Leaders
Released November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04)
Recorded 2011
Genre Progressive metal, jazz fusion, instrumental metal
Length 46:29
Label Prosthetic
Producer Animals as Leaders
Animals as Leaders chronology
Animals as Leaders
(2009)
Weightless
(2011)
The Joy of Motion
(2014)

Weightless is the second album by instrumental progressive metal group Animals as Leaders. It was released on November 4, 2011 in Europe, November 7, 2011 in the UK, and November 8, 2011 in the US by Prosthetic Records.[1] The album charted at #92 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, as well as #7 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Chart, #16 on their Top Independent Album Chart and #50 on the Top Current Digital Album Chart.[2]

Unlike the previous Animals as Leaders album, Weightless features a trio line-up instead of just consisting of Tosin Abasi along with featuring real drums in addition to programmed drums. Both guitarists in the group (Abasi and Javier Reyes) play 8-stringed guitars on this release.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Audiopinions 8/10 stars[4]
Chronicles of Chaos 7.5/10 stars[5]
The Metal Critic (8.8/10)[6]
Under the Gun Review 10/10 stars[7]

All tracks written by Animals as Leaders.

No. Title Length
1. "An Infinite Regression"   3:25
2. "Odessa"   4:14
3. "Somnarium"   4:15
4. "Earth Departure"   5:10
5. "Isolated Incidents"   3:47
6. "Do Not Go Gently"   3:41
7. "New Eden"   2:40
8. "Cylindrical Sea"   4:32
9. "Espera"   2:13
10. "To Lead You to an Overwhelming Question"   4:50
11. "Weightless"   5:15
12. "David"   2:27
Total length:
46:29

Personnel[edit]

Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duncan, Michael (September 25, 2011). "Animals as Leaders - Isolated Incidents". Rock Edition. Retrieved October 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ "ANIMALS AS LEADERS’ "Weightless" Debuts at #92 on Billboard Top 200 Chart". Prosthetic Records News. November 16, 2011. Retrieved November 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. Weightless review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Animals As Leaders". Caleb Hic reks. Retrieved November 22, 2011. 
  5. ^ A. Carbon, Johnathan. "CoC: Animals As Leaders - Weightless: Review". Chronicles of Chaos. 2011-11-1. Retrieved 2011-11-27.
  6. ^ "The Metal Critic: Animals As Leaders - Weightless". The Metal Critic. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  7. ^ Jordan Munson (2011-10-19). "Weightless - Animals As Leaders". Under the Gun Review. Retrieved 2011-10-19.