ORNIMENTAL: "Red White... And Wrath" - Reviewed By Rocka Rolla Web Zine ! Check it out here at this link: https://rockarollazine.blogspot.com/2021/05/ornimental-red-white-and-wrath-2021.html
"Red White... And Wrath" is the new work in double format and conceptual theme of the American band from Fort Lauderdale, Ornimental. Founded in 2010 and with the EP "Powernerve" (2011) and the debut "Ornimental" (2017) in their locker, the quartet currently formed by the brilliant guitarist and versatile singer Danny Perry, the also guitarist Ariel Barrientos, the drummer Joel Hernández and the bassist Emilio Martine, put into dance in its second full duration the wide spectrum of alternative metal with influences ranging from Slipknot to Five Fingers Punch Death, through Bullet For My Valentine and Deftones, as well as the confines of grunge and groove metal. Amidst so much sonic vehemence, there is also time for the band to introduce fragments full of melody and uncompleted pop tinges, jazz rhythms and influences of musical classicism.
"Red White... And Warth" is a long and extensive album, with half of the songs composed of narrated intermissions that, although they help to unite the story of the protagonist who is immersed in a state of madness caused by drugs, they detract from the dynamism of a listening that extends to an hour and a half. Some of these tracks are narratives with veiled musical motifs while others approach the format of the radio soap opera.
Supernova is a fantastic instrumental cut inspired by eruption by the recently deceased Eddie Van Halen followed by Mortality with an inclement drums, a fast guitar line, powerful backing vocals before the fabulous chorus and a central fragment of pompous grandiloquence heir to Queen. Invincible has a dense cadence, Always has a choppy rhythm and a few second voices giving the retort to the main one in the bridge before the mellow main verse and Silver Lining starts with a typically grunge drums, a distressed voice and clean chords until the change of rhythm loaded with fury and runaway guitars.
All American Fury begins with a devastating syncopated rhythm and incorporates a leak with jazz after another of those long instrumental developments that guitarists give us, while Call To The Sky is essentially a deliciously dirty and thrashera track.
Escape With Me -with a central part illuminated by Metallica's The Unforgiven- and Blood combine various tessituras in bridges and choruses with an irresistible groove aroma, which takes shape in Generation Corruption,where -except for the testimonial reference to Disturbed in its first bars- it becomes evident the great admiration of these guys for Pantera and the definitive riffs of the late Dimebag Darrell.
The Gregorian chants open Love Thy Enemy, a song with a deep riff and a reminder of the less classical sound of those of Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, Where Have You Gone? hides a duet between Perry's imposted voice and a female one, and the melancholy tone of Seize The Day closes the album with acoustic chords and subtle percussion details.
With "Red White... And Wrath", recorded at the prestigious Morrisound Studios, those in Florida have given birth to a brave, daring, exuberant and detailed work that just for meeting some of these characteristics should be widely recommended. Meritorious work! - Rocka Rolla Web Zine
Miami 's premier Hard Rock / Metal band. Ornimental has shared the stage with some of the biggest acts in Hard Rock , and Metal such as Children of Bodom , Death Angel , TYR , Overkill , Sid of Slipknot , Nonpoint , Butcher Babies , OTEP , Jeff Scott Soto of Yngwie Malmsteen , Eye Empire , and many more.
On behalf of the band, Danny Perry (Lead Singer/Lead Guitarist) had the opportunity to perform with the world famous " Miami-Dade Film Orchestra " which won not one, but two Emmy Awards for their now famous " VGC " or " Video Game Concert " which has gone viral multiple times on social media for their " Naruto Medley ". Also, Danny's incredible performance on their adaptation of the " Halo Theme " which showcased his well know guitar skills.
In just the first record, Ornimental 's first single " Encage " has become a favorite, and has been streamed on YouTube over a quarter million times. Just recently, Ornimental released their second single " Love Thy Enemy " to promote the highly fan anticipated follow up record " Red, White, ...and Wrath ", and was played on the radio in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
"Red White and Wrath" is a double album that shows the sonic representation between two wide spectrums of songs you blast on the radio, and relentlessly heavy songs you want to upset your neighbors with.
Outside of the music, happening spontaneously, is a story about a spirit of a girl named "Promise" who shows you (The main character) her fall into madness through a series of drug abuse, and loss of identity. This story is based off of a true story and is disturbingly hopeful in it's message of drug abuse, and severe identity crisis. However, It is for you to decide what's literal or what's metaphorical.
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Check them out doing a ripping cover of Metallica's Seek And Destroy!
Also be sure to check out the new Podcast the band has launched on YouTube!
With a band that's toured, been interviewed on online magazines, and consistently professional, Ornimental will no doubt be a house hold name in the near future.
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"These guys are phenomenal"
Terry Knight, M.M.TV
“Allbiz Entertainment selects Ornimental's " PowerNerve" for a Showcase.”
Jeff Becker, Allbiz Entertainment
“Head pounding Metal, these guys are great!”
Jean Paul, Metal Messiah Radio
“They'll make it!”
Bruce Knight, Miami Music TV
“Great original sounds, young very talented musicians. The songs have punch and melody, I just couldn't stop moving”
Diana Nelson, Drumtastic Magazine
"Being a heavy supporter of local music, I am still baffled how this band has flown under my radar for so long. Well, this was my virgin foray into what Ornimental had to offer and found myself absolutely mesmerized. Their sound is very heavy at times with times of clean atmosphere, providing the listener with a tasteful and flowing direction of music and lyrical intent. The set included “ Escape With Me ”, “ Black Sabbath ”, “ Encage ” and “ Love Thy Enemy ” which accurately showcases the outright talent of individual players and how well they play together. The accurate and speedy feet of the drummer Julio Garcia along with the chorded and/or slap style bass lines of Sully provide a strong foundation for the impossibly complex guitar work and semi-clean and clean vocals of Ariel and Danny to navigate. In the middle of the show, Danny Perry even took five minutes to “noodle” on his axe. Noodle? Whatever… This man is a monster! A polished, five minute solo interspersed with Van Halen and Dime is “noodling” most guitarists would aspire to play within any song on stage. That being said, all members have great stage presence and administer bone crushing music that engages and entertains as well, if not better than any band I have seen. Ornimental being one of the two bands I had not had the pleasure of hearing before, definitely gained at least one big fan very quickly! Super freaking band!" - Odyssey, Metal Nexus
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