Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
      

Plays Metallica (Vinyl) Import


Price: CDN$ 42.15 & FREE Shipping. Details
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
15 new from CDN$ 20.45 2 used from CDN$ 29.85

Artists to Watch
Artists to Watch
Be the first to hear about the hottest emerging artists. Featuring ten new artists each month, Artists to Watch will help you stay in the know when it comes to up-and-coming artists. See all of this month's picks

Special Offers and Product Promotions


  • Put the Needle on the Record Love vinyl? Need a new record player? Check out our turntable store for a great selection of turntables, needles, accessories, and more.

Frequently Bought Together

Plays Metallica (Vinyl) + Inquisition Symphony + Apocalyptica
Price For All Three: CDN$ 71.52

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Details

  • LP Record (July 15 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Import
  • ASIN: B000068VQ9
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Limited Edition import-only vinyl LP repressing of this album. Universal. 2007.

Amazon.ca

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 --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

Format: Audio CD
Incredible. The only reason I'm not giving it five stars is that, like some of the other reviewers, I have heard both of their newer CDs, and I think that each one improves on the last.
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).
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Miffo Products© on Aug. 17 2000
Format: Audio CD
As a cellist and eager listener of Metallica's S&M album, I felt compelled to buy the two CD:s by Apocalyptica. Although I bought their second album, "Inquisition Symphony", first, which is probably the stupid reason why I only rate this CD with four stars. For I.S. the members of Apocalyptica have, according to what I've heard, developed a special playing technique, to be able to play faster, more furiously. In this album, however, they use the usual playing technique (the one you play "The Swan" or "Vocalise" with) and therefore this album is so light, too disharmonized. There is a screaming light "sing part", a bass section of two cellos, and a middle part, hardly noticable. In I.S. the four instruments are "closer" to each other, constituting a whole, a provoking storm of sound. Here they seem so separate. Perhaps it's because of how they recorded it, or perhaps it's just me, getting deaf from to listening to too much Apocalyptica, but it doesn't matter. The slower songs, like "The Unforgiven", a wonderful adagio movement by the way, are just as good as the slower songs on I.S., with "adagios" like "Nothing Else Matters" and "Fade To Black", but the faster ones, like "Wherever I May Roam" and "Enter Sandman" feel a bit numb and flat (not as alive as I'm shore I would feel if I'd bought this CD first...). Except from Sanitarium, which really does the trick. Anyway, the remaining four, brightly shining, stars represent the wonderful and ingenius arrangement, played virtuosly by the members of Apocalyptica.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
By Miffo Products© on Aug. 17 2000
Format: Audio CD
As a cellist and eager listener of Metallica's S&M album, I felt compelled to buy the two CD:s by Apocalyptica. Although I bought their second album, "Inquisition Symphony", first, which is probably the stupid reason why I only rate this CD with four stars. For I.S. the members of Apocalyptica have, according to what I've heard, developed a special playing technique, to be able to play faster, more furiously. In this album, however, they use the usual playing technique (the one you play "The Swan" or "Vocalise" with) and therefore this album is so light, too disharmonized. There is a screaming light "sing part", a bass section of two cellos, and a middle part, hardly noticable. In I.S. the four instruments are "closer" to each other, constituting a whole, a provoking storm of sound. Here they seem so separate. Perhaps it's because of how they recorded it, or perhaps it's just me, getting deaf from to listening to too much Apocalyptica, but it doesn't matter. The slower songs, like "The Unforgiven", a wonderful adagio movement by the way, are just as good as the slower songs on I.S., with "adagios" like "Nothing Else Matters" and "Fade To Black", but the faster ones, like "Wherever I May Roam" and "Enter Sandman" feel a bit numb and flat (not as alive as I'm shore I would feel if I'd bought this CD first...). Except from Sanitarium, which really does the trick. Anyway, the remaining four, brightly shining, stars represent the wonderful and ingenius arrangement, played virtuosly by the members of Apocalyptica.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Format: Audio CD
Take the music of Metallica. Definitely something to be impressed by in the first place, Metallica has created some of the best songs ever made. Now take four cello players from Finland who play Metallica's music. Does it sound like it'll end up cheesy? Yes. Is it? Definitely not.
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.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.

Most recent customer reviews


Look for similar items by category


Feedback