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Animals As Leaders Take Charge of New York City Crowd With After the Burial + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

It’s not every day you get to see a three piece instrumental, progressive metal band dominate onstage. New York fans got the chance to do just that as Animals As Leaders took hold of Irving Plaza with a headlining performance. Support for the night included After the Burial, Navene K and Chon.

With a few albums under their belt, it’s not hard to see why Animals As Leaders have such a dedicated fanbase. The band is currently on tour in promotion of their new disc ‘The Joy of Motion.’

Animals As Leaders kicked off their set with new tune ‘Tooth and Claw’ and went on to perform other newbies ‘Lippincott’ and ‘Physical Education.’ The meticulousness of axemen Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes as they played their eight-string guitars enthralled the crowd.

Concert-goers certainly did show the band “the joy of motion” as crowd surfers set forth towards the front of the stage especially as they ended their set with ‘To Lead You to an Overwhelming Question’ and ‘CAFO.’

After the Burial was the only band of the night with vocals and their diehard fans definitely sung their hearts out. With a loud soundcheck and even more loud set, the band had the entire floor bouncing. Their technical style mixed with powerful aggression makes them a force to be reckoned with.

Percussion extraordinaire Navene K took the stage with his drum set and mesmerized fans with continuous energy. His precision and innovative drum fills alone prove that he can hold a 30 minute set together without any help from guitars, bass or vocals.

Opening act Chon treated listeners to their set of mostly instrumental tunes. They also gave fans a taste of their new song ‘Ecco’ off of their latest disc ‘Woohoo!’ To see all of these bands on tour, go here to view a list of remaining tour dates.

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