Kerrang (Magazine) - p.50
"[T]his is an immensely fun album which sets the drummer on fast-forward, then crams in oodles of aerobatic licks and soaring harmony choruses."
Personnel: Michael Gremio (vocals); Bill Hudson (guitar, acoustic guitar); Chris Petersen (guitar); David Dahir (drums).
Audio Mixer: Erik Rutan.
Recording information: Mana Recording Studios, St. Peterburg, FL (2005-2006).
Playing European-style power metal from the breadbasket of the American Midwest, Omaha, Nebraska's Cellador surprised the metal underground with their debut album, 2006's ENTER DECEPTION. From the furious riffage, courtesy of guitarists Bill Hudson and Chris Peterson, to the operatic, triple-tracked vocals of lead singer Michael Gremio, Cellador go toe to toe with their continental contemporaries in terms of both screamo punch and metallic speed. Fittingly, tracks like "A Sign Far Beyond" and "No Chances Lost" sound like the histrionic product of Bill & Ted's fictional group, Wyld Stalyns, albeit formed with utter seriousness by the virtuosos down at your local Guitar Center. ENTER DECEPTION is no joke, but it'll make you smile all the same.