Animals as Leaders – Commodore Ballroom

Progressive metal titans Periphery and Animals as Leaders brought the Convergence Tour into Vancouver on Tuesday, performing to a packed house at the Commodore Ballroom.

Animals as Leaders comprises guitarist Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes, and drummer Matt Gartska. Formed in 2007 they have four albums to their name, the latest being The Madness of Many, released in November 2016, which released the No. 1 spot of the US Hard Rock charts.

The band, along with Periphery are amongst the top bands in the djent progressive metal genre, combining throbbing staccato drums with crazy syncopated riffs, frequent time signature changes, and some amazing solos on eight string guitars.

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Photos: Stewart Johnstone