“There are no rules, and there shouldn't be. Rock is all about being against the rules, and what you're told to do. We write our music in whatever way we want, because thats exactly what we want to do. If McDonald's only had a cheeseburger, how boring would that be?” - Danny Perry
"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 couldnt stop moving” - Diana Nelson, Drumtastic Magazine
Here are real comments from our Kayne Army (Nickname for our fanbase) had to say about us
- We came back again to listen to Locust Montage - killer track! Looking forward to hearing more from you guys \m/.
- Brutal!! Love it!
- I very much enjoyed your music and wish you the best in all that you do
- Congrats!!! GREAT TUNES!!! :)
- Encage is Epic!!
- sickest of sik! baddass ! sik gtrs, encage made me have to go back to my cage...bye
- The first 5 seconds of Encage pulled me in. \m/ Rock on!
- You guys are awesome..keep making great music. The world will hear you!
- Beyond a Pale Horse RoCkS! Play It Loud & Proud =^..^= Hugs
- Killer guitars on "Locust Montage"
...And the list goes on!
Here's what MetalNexus.net had to say about their reaction to our live performance
First up was Ft. Lauderdale’s own Ornimental (“Orni” being the Latin prefix for “to celebrate or decorate” and root word “Mental” meaning “of intelligence or insanity”). Being a heavy supporter of local music, I am still baffled how this band has flown under my radar for so long. Members include founders, lead guitarist and vocalist Danny Perry and drummer/vocalist Julio Garcia along with Arielon rhythm guitars/vocals and Sully covering bass duties. Formed back in 2010, Ornimental set out to create Metal paying homage to Metallica, Megadeth and Pantera with guitar flavors influenced by Eddie Van Halen, Led Zepplelin, Beethoven, Eric Clapton, David Gilmore and Nu–Metal bands like Disturbed and Trivium. An amalgamation of Classical, Blues, Hard Rock and Metal styles pulled off with dazzling results due to second-to-none songwriting abilities. Their unique sound has earned them spots with Children of Bodom, Death Angel, TYR, Nonpoint, Havok, Lacuna Coil, Eye Empire, SidWilson (Slipnot) with Keen & Sid and even played at the legendary, Revolution Live. Members of Ornimental have also been interviewed by Horns Up Rock, The New York Times, been featured on Blabbermouth magazine and been the only Florida band selected for membership by the PIAA ProjectIndependent. They have one, extremely successful, self-titled release from 2014 and a new CD in the works for release on the near horizon (I talked to the band and will be reviewing this beast as soon as the tracks are complete, so stay tuned! I cannot wait for this one!). 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 ThyEnemy” 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. Ornimentalbeing 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
If the story of the band's name isn't crazy enough (story in "Our Story" tab, social media, etc.) 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.
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.