I saw these guys live at the Opera house in Toronto, and honestly . . .it was the best live show I've ever seen. There was 40 year old business men with their wives, and metal heads, and people that looked like they belonged at the opera . . .no joke. I can't even describe what these musicians can do with cellos, but the crowd at their show pretty well serves as a description of their music. You won't believe your ears.
But . . .this is pretty intense and dramatic CD. At once heavy metal, glam rock, classical, and a bunch of other stuff. The truth is, that it kinda defies classification, and is better for it. This album has songs with guest singers, and also purely instrumental songs, going from singer to harmony cello from song to song.
The music is VERY melodic, even in the heavier, faster songs. If you are looking for an amazingly different sound, and some truly well composed music, you can't beat Apocalyptica. And if you EVER get the chance to see them live, pay up to $200/ticket . . .they are that good live.