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ApocalypticaAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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listen11. Bonustrack inkl. Deathzone & En Vie10:15Album Only


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There aren't many rock bands on this planet that wouldn't like to be regarded as unique. Of course, in these times of nostalgia and endlessly recycled ideas, very few actually deserve that description. Finland's Apocalyptica deserve it more than most. Utterly original in every respect, these classically-trained merchants of genre-shattering metal, sound quite unlike anything or ... Read more in Amazon's Apocalyptica Store

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  • Audio CD (May 6, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Universal Int'l
  • ASIN: B00070FZCQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,531 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2008 reissue of the Canadian pressing of the classically trained metal act's 2005 album. Apocalyptica is a Finnish cello metal band, composed of classically trained cellists and, since 2005, a drummer. Three of the cellists are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland. Their music features elements from cello metal, neo-classical metal, thrash metal, progressive metal and symphonic metal.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent once again October 21, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Once again Apocalyptica proved to be influencial and staggering with their new album. For those of you who are not familiar with Apocalyptica and their music, I recommend you to listen to their former albums in order to appreciate and fully understand the groups's progress. For a quick info you can listen to tracks such as "Master of Puppets", "M.B.", "Inquisition Sypmhony", "Path", "Toreador" and "Prologue[Apprehension]".

Well, from the day they started off with "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos" Apocalyptica have immensely matured and diversified their sound span. Today, their new self-titled album "Apocalyptica" stands at the peak of their maturing. Diversity blended with drums continue to flourish throughout this album. Tracks such as "Fisheye", "Fatal Error" and ofcourse "Betrayal/Forgiveness", which is featuring Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, are the most aggressive and thrilling tracks on the album. While listening to "Fisheye" or "Betrayal/Forgiveness" you can find yourself accompanying the drums and totally blown out. By the way should I mention the unbelievable cello playing skills that will give you shivers?

On the other hand tracks like "Farewell", "Ruska" and "Deathzone" are more classical tuned and evenly beatiful like the rest of the album. I should recommend "Farewell" to everybody, this song conveys all feelings so poised and brilliantly that it can make you cry easily at the end of a though day.

Remaining tracks; "Life Burns!", "Quutamo", "Distraction", "Bittersweet", "Misconstruction" are all moving and should appeal to everyone who likes metal or classical music.

Eventually in this album Apocalyptica took one step forward in terms of sound and recording quality.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite album thus far released by wicked classical/heavy-metal band Apocalyptica. The album is diverse, akin to Reflections, but I'd say that this album is tied together exceptionally well. There are particular harmonies that carry through much of the album. When it is played in order, the album is an engaging event, taking the mind away into Apocalyptica's complex world of intermixing genres.
The album has a few slow songs, which although original, beg the listener to remember where they know those sounds from: Bittersweet, Faraway Ruska are the three that have stuck with me. Then there are some hardcore industrial sounds in Fisheye and Betrayal/Forgiveness that take slightly different angles than the hardcore songs on Reflections.
This is such a good album, I have no problems listening to it through and through a few times in a row, since it is such a rewarding, emotional experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Orchestra Rock February 6, 2009
By Chloe
Format:Audio CD
I REALLY love this CD! I bought one of their other CDs before this one and I instantly fell in love with this one as well. I am always impressed with the unique sound and the great lyrics to a couple of the songs. I listen to this a lot and it is one of my favorite CDs. I am definitely planning on buying another one of their older CDs. I totally recommend this for anyone who loves orchestra type music and rock. It has a different feel and you get lost in it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The album that converted me! September 25, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I first heard of Apocalyptica from one of my teachers in high school, and was immediately interested. This was the first album I bought on iTunes, and now they are one my favorite bands ever! Here are the highlight songs:

1. Quuatmo- First song I ever listened to by them! Slow and melodic, but slowly picks up and finishes great.
2. Distraction- A faster track that totally screams "creativity"
3. Bittersweet- Another song with guests H.I.M. and The Rasmus singers; the video is interesting, but a haunting song nonetheless.
4. Misconstruction & Fisheye- with guest drummer Dave Lombardo that brings these dark, heavy tracks to life!
5. Farewell- Simply a slow, beautiful song with a bit of classical taste.
6. Misconstruction & Fisheye- with guest drummer Dave Lombardo that brings these dark, heavy tracks to life. Possibly two of the best ones on the album.
7. Ruska- My FAVORITE on the album! This song, with its slow, graceful tone, really helps me think during homework or with my creativity.

The bonus, 10 minute track is quite good, though it surprised me that it was two songs in one. The second one is Quuatmo with lyrics (probably in French), and the better half I think...

I have no idea how they do it, but they sure have an amazing well of creativity and taste. I usually ignored cellos in concerts or classical songs, but after listening to them, no way! I'm excited to see them live, and can't wait to complete more of their masterpiece albums!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luv it February 16, 2009
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I am new to the band still, and have only heard some of their songs on youtube before. Originally, I bought the CD for the "Farewell" track, but now I am liking the others as well. There's something about a cello that connects to the deepest, most meditative reflection and sometimes melancholy in the soul. Pairing that with Apocalyptica's metal twist makes for a band that can be enjoyed by both classical and hard rock audiences.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow August 16, 2005
Format:Audio CD
I came across this band seeing them listed on a forum and decided to check their music out. All i can say its better late then never. This is the first release that i've heard from them, so i can't conclude on whether this is their finest work to date yet. Upon first listening it strikes you all at once and it makes it hard to describe their music. They seem to mix Classical music with Metal, you wouldn't think it could work, but they do it perfectly. Most the songs are instrumentals that sometimes have great melodies using cellos and others just straight out rock. I'm not usually that big on instrumentals but, this is an exception. You can almost feel the emotion put into these songs, they really don't need lyrics. Songs such as "Bittersweet" or "Farewell" and many others show some of the most raw emotion i've seen in a while, which is something that is lacking in the majority of the music coming out these days. This group from Helsinki, Finland is definitely a band to watch out for in the near future. This ranks up there as one of my top cds for 2005.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rocking Cellos
Some more straightforward metal songs are accompanied by nice compositions for the cello. I think these really are better than Metallica covers on cello.
Published 3 months ago by Max
5.0 out of 5 stars Apocalyptica's cover name CD Rocks
This CD has it all from deep dark songs to up beat song and soothing song for any occasion from driving or commuting to point A to B this is a great CD to have... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Vamps69
5.0 out of 5 stars New twist on modern rock with classical elements.
I wish more artists would work classical strings into the modern day elements of rock and metal. Very powerful use of drums and cello in all these tracks. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Nicholas Zaryczny
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy the whole album.
The bottom line about this is that there is really only 1 cool song (life burns) on this disc. If you like instrumental music you'll probably like this since the majority of songs... Read more
Published 12 months ago by B. Wertz
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Apocalyptica
This is part of my walking music, and is part of my favorite playlist. I love Apocalyptica and recommend this to all cello enthusiasts.
Published 12 months ago by C Bird
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep, wonderful music
I am an old-school metal head. I love Metallica, Pantera, Megadeth, and the like. I also love music. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Krby
3.0 out of 5 stars diappointed
I had heard a few songs by Apocalyptica on Pandora that I was impressed with, so I bought this CD, given the ratings. Not what I was looking for. Read more
Published on January 8, 2012 by Joseph T. Sowder
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
The package came with a crack in the case but I assume it's from shipping during the holiday rush. No scratches, enclosed and perfect. Love Apocalyptica and love this CD!
Published on December 27, 2011 by Gigglez
5.0 out of 5 stars A Breath of Fresh Air
Apocalyptica is a band from Finland consisting of three classically trained cellists and a drummer, all from Finland. Read more
Published on August 31, 2011 by Andrew P. Kluka
5.0 out of 5 stars One of best cds ever
Apocalyptica are really great, their music is really special, every song on here is really great, there's nothing else that I can say
Published on May 20, 2011 by Unshade
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