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|1. Enter Sandman|
|2. Master Of Puppets|
|3. Harvester Of Sorrow|
|4. The Unforgiven|
|5. Sad But True|
|6. Creeping Death|
|7. Wherever I May Roam|
|8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)|
Take four cellos, mix with a quartet of Finnish classical-music students who possess a note-for-note knowledge of metal giants Metallica, and beat gently. Viola! You have a truly stirring album that provides tangible evidence of the dramatic passages and intricate arrangements that classical music and heavy metal share. On "Enter Sandman" and "Creeping Death," the exquisite playing of the cellists intensifies the darkness and emotion of Metallica. In the process the strength and versatility of the group's songwriting is given more credence. Perhaps the most remarkable element of the album is the faithfulness that's shown to the original songs, right down to faultlessly following the vocal melodies. With Plays Metallica by Four Cellos, Apocalyptica have proved that the universal language of good music is unbound by genre. Here is a clever concept brilliantly realized. --Steffan Chirazi
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Top Customer Reviews
These guys are geniuses. The way they play, it seems perfectly natural for rock to be played on cellos. We need more of this. Cello rock should become an entire genre. It just works so well.
I think the high point of this CD is the quiet part in Master of Puppets. I'm sure a lot of people will disagree with me, but I think that section (just the quiet part) actually improves on the original.
Overall, the best song on this CD is The Unforgiven, which is infinitely better than the original. The original really wasn't that good (I actually found it kind of annoying), but Apocalyptica completely transformed it into a true masterpiece. This is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have EVER heard.
Buy this CD, then Inqisition Symphony, then Cult. That way you get the most out of each CD, since each one is better than the last. And it's cool to hear them evolve from a Metallica tribute band to an actual band (Cult is almost all original, with just two Metallica covers and a really awesome version of Hall of the Mountain King, a classical piece).
From the opening track, "Enter Sandman," to the closing, "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos" is an excellent album. The best song on the album is "The Unforgiven," which sounds so good on the cello, it's hard to believe. These guys seem to have a guitarish quality while playing their cellos. The cellos actually do sound like guitars at some points. No matter what the critics say, "Master of Puppets" will also be another one of my favorites on this album, just because it sounded so close to the original and because the ending is so damn cool, you can't help but say this, "These guys rock."
Apocalyptica is a group of four very talented cello players. One listen and you'll become hooked. This sounds even darker than Metallica's own music with the absence of percussion on some of the songs. This is an amazing album that's quite worth the money.
Most recent customer reviews
I liked it. It sounds great, and its real metal to the core, even if it is orchestral instruments rockin' the sound. They do the Metalica sound justice.Published on Feb. 10 2013 by Ray Wallis
Never actually realized that thrash metal translates well to strings.I'm a fan of both classical and metal and have always felt thde two aren't mutually exclusive. Read morePublished on Nov. 28 2012 by Langer
This is a good intro to Apocalyptica, basically four guys with cello and occasional percussion playing classic Metallica. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2009 by Brian Ashe
I've played the cello for 9 years, but I never knew that a cello could sound that awesome! Apocalyptica really changes the whole stereotype that cello's are boring,... Read morePublished on Nov. 6 2003
This cd is dissapointing. Why? because it's not a real mix of classical and metal music. The guys just played his cellos like playing electric guitars. Nothing else. Read morePublished on March 6 2003 by Matias
I never thought that Metalica could sound good on cello's. The cd is soooo good. Its one of the most amazing cd's ive have listened to. The lead cello player is just amazing. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2003 by Zoesmum