Animals as Leaders is an American instrumental progressive metal band from Washington, D.C. It is composed of guitarists Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes along with drummer Matt Garstka. Formed by Abasi in 2007, their musical style has also been described as jazz fusion and djent. Prosthetic Records released the band's self-titled debut album in 2009. They went on to release the albums Weightless (2011) and The Joy of Motion (2014).