So I found this little metal gem of a band the other day. Their name is Animals as Leaders, a prog metal outfit found by Tosin Abasi (Clearly an African name which set my interest even more on high, plus he is kind of a guitar genius) formed in 2007 in Washington D.C. Their first self titled album came out in 2009. Wave of Babies is a single released in 2010 by them as well.
They are extremely underrated (I think) but the reviews that I have read proves that these guys will have to be watched in the coming years.
If you like Periphery, Messhuggah, and Born of Osiris (Who just came out with a new album), you will enjoy these guys.
Check out these songs and see if you like them:
Yay or Nay. I want your opinion.
(Sorry for the shoddy description. I'm kinda in a hurry)