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