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Cellador - Enter Deception Review

by Matt Hensch

After being one of the top bands in the underground metal scene, Cellador have finally reached a major step in their short career by releasing their debut album "Enter Deception." Enter Deception is a wonderful debut that shows the talent of this youthful band.

The instrumental work of Cellador is completely outstanding. Guitarists Bill Hudson and Chris Peterson play a unique style of riffs and solos that are unlike most power metal bands; only Dragonforce has some similar characteristics. Hudson and Peterson riffs are incredibly fast and contain a large amount of melody, but are still heavy and brutal. Some of the riffs are clearly thrash influenced, yet most of time the speed metal element remains strongest. Since melodic influences are always strong, the riffs are very technical, but seem almost impossible to play when adding the rapid speed. "Enter Deception" is also loaded with a large amount of solos and leads. The real highlight of the shredding is the complex nature of the dueling solos, which could be called insane if one guitarist was doing it, but having two people doing at once is down right inhuman. Drummer David Dahir puts on one hell of a drumming show. The double bass pedal is always involved in his drumming and he is constantly pummeling at full speed. One thing that makes Dahir's drumming different from just about every power metal drummer is the large amount of blastbeats. The blastbeat is commonly used on most of the tracks and they really help make the music exciting.

Michael Gremino puts on quite a show on vocals as well. Gremino's voice is incredibly strong and blends in very well with the rest of the music. Gremino mainly stands out on Enter Deception due to his ability to hit high notes. The best example of his high vocals is the opening seconds of "Never Again" when he belts out a massive scream that just seems to block out everything else. His vocal ability put much more power into the already excellent music.

Enter Deception is a pretty good way to begin a career. Enter Deception contains no filler and ranks among the list of great debuts. This band is really young and they are already pounding out fantastic metal. Who knows, maybe one day Cellador will walk with the elites of metal. Pick this one up; you'll be happy you did.

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