- Crowning Music of Awesome: Celldweller owes its status as the Ensemble Darkhorse of Nu Metal and Industrial Metal to the sheer awesomeness of a huge majority of the project's output. The project's contributions to the Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) soundtrack, with "One Good Reason" and "Shapeshifter", are perhaps the most well-known among metalheads, among many others. Dead Rising 2 had most of its soundtrack done by Celldweller ("Own Little World" in particular stands out), and even Forza Motorsport had a song by them, "Solaris", a dark ambient instrumental, which is REALLY awesome.
- "Afraid This Time" may be one of the best metal ballads ever recorded.
- Ensemble Darkhorse: He's one of the very few Nu Metal artists that isn't completely despised by Metal-Heads everywhere. Many of them call him, "Linkin Park if they had more talent."
- Ho Yay: Hilariously Subverted. In a Ustream session, one chat member asked him if he bummed* Bret. He avoided the question completely and just rambled on about how he used to watch Monty Python and how he wishes he was british.
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: Since the mid-2000s some very vocal fans have begun complaining about the proliferation of his music in numerous video game and motion picture productions.
- Signature Song: "Switchback", "Own Little World", "Eon", "Unshakeable".