Weightless (Animals as Leaders album)

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Studio album by Animals as Leaders
Released November 4, 2011 (2011-11-04)
Recorded 2011
Genre Progressive metal, djent, instrumental rock
Length 46:29
Label Prosthetic
Producer Animals as Leaders
Animals as Leaders chronology
Animals as Leaders
(2009)Animals as Leaders2009
The Joy of Motion
(2014)The Joy of Motion2014

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 No. 92 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, as well as No. 7 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Chart, No. 16 on their Top Independent Album Chart and No. 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.

The track titles of the album are chapter titles from the Rama series written by Arthur C. Clarke.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Chronicles of Chaos 7.5/10 stars[4]

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


Animals as Leaders


  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.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Lymangrover, Jason. Weightless review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 28, 2011.
  4. ^ A. Carbon, Johnathan. "CoC: Animals As Leaders - Weightless: Review". Chronicles of Chaos. 2011-11-1. Retrieved 2011-11-27.