OCELLUS emerged onto the scene back in 2009 out of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.
These guys play a very Progressive style of Metalcore music. They have taken the
Metalcore genre, which has been becoming very stale over the years and injected some
new life into this genre. The music itself is very fast paced Metalcore with a lot of old
school Hardcore influences mixed within. They then take a Progressive Metal sound and
infuse it into their mix. The music is very well structure with a lot of intricate and in depth
parts that move all over the place. You never know what direction they will take you in
with each new passage. The guitar work is done in a very crisp and clean Progressive
Metal style that goes from melodic into hyper speed and at times does have a bit of a
Thrash or Speed Metal vibe to it. A lot of the melodic parts really help break up the
spastic high speed madness and gives them a good variety, so they don't sound boring.
Matt's vocals will go from thick groggy Death Metal growls with some more melodic and
clean vocals. You can blend together the best parts of BETWEEN THE BURIED AND
ME, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, FEAR FACTORY, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK, IN
FLAMES, MESHUGGAH & HYPOCRISY you would get OCELLUS!