“Ocelot Omelet are a Seattle band whose music is difficult to describe. At one point they termed their sound “pseudo-retro tele-gothic psycho-hippie filth-punk”. Based on their first album, 2011′s Elliptical Optusion, that’s really not a bad description, as difficult as it may be to grapple with as an abstract concept. But based on their most recent recording, I think they’ll have to work the word “metal” into it some way...In recent days the band have installed one of the new songs on their Bandcamp page. In keeping with their egg-breaking, brain-scrambling motif, the song’s title is “Out of the Frying Pan and Into Another Frying Pan”. It blends spacey, ethereal, squalling lead guitar workouts with a fuzzed-out, rumbling low end and spine-rattling percussion. Austin LaVere’s excellent wailing, echoing vocals are impassioned and too gritty to be pretty (thankfully). The song is psychedelic, it’s occult, it’s dynamic, it’s heavy, and I like it a lot.”
"Ocelot Omelet performing live at the Highline Seattle at the end of the world as we knew it, at the Highline in Seattle's Broadway district on 12/21/02012 - The Mayan Precession! It wasn't just Ocelot Omelet's thunderous volume, sledgehammer beat, and edge-of-mayhem arrangements that made it the most influential and successful heavy-metal pioneer in Seattle's post-grunge indie/alt scene that night. It was the band's music and finesse. Heavy electronic instruments, layers of distortion, feedback, reverberation, and out-and-out noise that is incorporated is unlike any other guitar-driven blues rock you've heard. Few of many acts that try to imitate the mighty Ocelot Omelet just fall short. This group rox the his-house tremendous!"
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"This CD from local metal band Ocelot Omelet combines some very cool rhythms and some interesting sampling to make a totally unique sound. I couldn't categorize it if you held a gun to my head but this band is very cool! Go see one of their shows and pick this sucker up for yourself (They say looks can kill... So get away with murder!) 50 points!
“Here in Seattle, if you like metal—especially stoner-y "trans-dimensional" metal—you should go to the Highline for Ocelot Omelet's album release show tonight...”
"Ocelot Omelet was next. That drummer wasn’t in a grandma dress but was freaky nonetheless. Kept it creepy..."
“...OCELOT OMELET cast huge, visible strands of plasma through the air that land in your hair and scramble your eggs.”
"...Seattle's Ocelot Omelet have been grinding through their psychedelic dirges for a number of years, with a heady, steady stream of brain-warping tunes you can toot your horn (and pipe) to."