If there’s one member of the Thrash Hits team guaranteed to get along with Tosin Abasi, the guitar virtuoso at the heart of Animals As Leaders, it’s our man, Amit Sharma. The pair of them giggled like children as they traded stories about Frank Gambale, Guthrie Govan, and the wonders of 7- and 8-strong guitars. We suspect if our video camera hadn’t been there, they might’ve even gotten a little fresh with each other.
Watch Thrash Hits TV: Tobin Abasi from Animals As Leaders talks guitar heroes:
Animals As Leaders’ second full-length album, Weightless, is out now on Prosthetic Records. It’s a damn fine piece of instrumental progressive metal, and no doubt it might’ve even found its way onto our Best of 2011 lists had it come out earlier than November.