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All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Cello-playing Finnish quartet Apocalyptica's sequel to their well-received first album departs from the safe haven of Metallica covers only four tracks and introduces material by other heavy metal bands, and even a few originals. Of the latter, "Harmageddon" is probably the standout track, and while most Metalli-fans will be eager to hear the group's rendition of the smash hit "One," the song takes a backseat to inspired renditions of earlier classics such as "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Fade to Black." As for the other bands covered, the arrangements of Pantera's "Domination" and Sepultura's "Refuse/Resist" are rather dull, but Faith No More's "From Out of Nowhere"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Eduardo Rivadavia
Cello-playing Finnish quartet Apocalyptica's sequel to their well-received first album departs from the safe haven of Metallica covers only four tracks and introduces material by other heavy metal bands, and even a few originals. Of the latter, "Harmageddon" is probably the standout track, and while most Metalli-fans will be eager to hear the group's rendition of the smash hit "One," the song takes a backseat to inspired renditions of earlier classics such as "For Whom the Bell Tolls" and "Fade to Black." As for the other bands covered, the arrangements of Pantera's "Domination" and Sepultura's "Refuse/Resist" are rather dull, but Faith No More's "From Out of Nowhere" works surprisingly well, and the group's performance of the album's incredibly complex title track another Sepultura original is simply stunning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/1998
  • Label: Fontana Island
  • UPC: 731455830026
  • Catalog Number: 558300
  • Sales rank: 76,941

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Harmageddon (4:56)
  2. 2 From Out of Nowhere (3:10)
  3. 3 For Whom the Bell Tolls (3:09)
  4. 4 Nothing Else Matters (4:45)
  5. 5 Refuse/Resist (3:12)
  6. 6 M.B. (3:58)
  7. 7 Inquisition Symphony (4:57)
  8. 8 Fade to Black (5:00)
  9. 9 Domination (3:30)
  10. 10 Toreador (4:20)
  11. 11 One (5:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Apocalyptica Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Larsen Spirocore Wolfram Strings
Spirocore Strings
Larsen Strings
Technical Credits
Pauli Saastamoinen Mastering
Max Lilja Arranger
Eicca Toppinen Arranger
Sons 1927 Contributor
S. Tamagotchi Contributor
R. Wainio Contributor
Vertti Teräsvuori Paintings
Hiili Hiilesmaa Producer
Otto Donner Producer
W. Hill Contributor
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Apocalyptica

    Apocalyptica is in one word, amazing. Four extremely talented Finnish cellists coming together to make beautiful renditions of songs that we know and love, along with new songs like "Harmageddon", my personal favorite.<BR/><BR/>They're just amazing in general and I'd recomend them to anyone that likes symphonic music with a metal-head twist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It is hard to make a cello sound good playing classical music, so this is amazing. Most will find that the group combines the difficult traits of classical music and the unique qualities of heavy metal. Some find it hard to believe that cellos can sound like drums and electric guitars, but those people are often not thinking outside the box.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    VERY TALENTED ARTISTS

    This album is incredible and needs to be appreciated by every music listener. This music bring so much to your soul and you can actually feel each note that is played and harnessing a cello like I have never heard before! Awesome band!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    mind-bending effort

    Once again the provided review is snobbish and uninformed. I have to wonder if they even listened to the album. Apocalyptica smokes on every track. and I fully disagree with their contention that the Pantera cover is "dull". That track displays the full range and talent of these fantastic artists. Buy this album! it will remain in constant rotation on your cd changer for years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning! All metal fans will love this! Very unusual!

    After hearing ''Nothing Else Matters'', a Metallica cover, on Internet radio, I knew I had to have this album. The rendition is soulful and dark, with a sting quartet sound. Much of the rest of the album actually rocks hard-- these are not tame cellos, but rather are played aggressively with lots of heavy metal ''buzz'' and power. As a classical musican and heavy metal fan, I appreciate this group in many ways. This is one of the most ususal albums I own, and I love playing it for string player friends! This is a great album to crank up -- it's metal in a creative new way that will really draw you in.

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