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Review: Cellador - Honor Forth
Honor Forth

Label: Independent
Year released: 2011
Duration: 18:43
Tracks: 4
Genre: Power Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: January 2, 2014
Reviewed by: Edward T. Head
Readers Rating
Honor Forth

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (9 Votes)

Before Cellador's debut album, Enter Deception, was released back in 2006, Metal Blade promoted them as the next big thing, and a savior of Heavy Metal. Upon release it was immediately clear that, instead of some type of savior, Cellador were instead a second-rate Dragonforce clone. While I can't say the band was intentionally riding the coattails of Britain's most overrated metal export, the timing of it all made it hard to deny all the same. Shortly thereafter, Cellador seemingly disappeared.

Five years later, in 2011, Cellador resurfaced with a free to download EP titled Honor Forth, that came and went with little fanfare. And now, in present day 2013, Honor Forth has been re-released in disc form, remixed, re-mastered, and with new cover art. It remains to be seen if anyone still cares, but for what it's worth, the EP is marked improvement over the band's lone full-length.

While Cellador still play fast-paced Power Metal, with a few nods to a previously mentioned band, the overall sound is a bit darker, grittier and overall heavier than before. The songwriting has also improved greatly, making all four of these better than anything from Enter Deception.

Overall, there's not a whole to say about Honor Forth, except that it's a very fast, very well-played EP of Power Metal tunes. There's nothing overly unique to be heard, but for genre fans it's definitely worth checking out.

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