Reflections Enhanced, Extra tracks
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The three main figures in Apocalyptica are Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lotjonen, and Perttu Kivilaakso who all are very adept at the cello and as you listen you find yourself quickly swept up into a unique array of musical colors as you listen to the piece. In addition to the studio musicians who encompass the rest of the recorded piece, Dave Lombardo (most noted for his work in Slayer) appears on a number of tracks as drummer and percussionist.
I enjoyed most of this CD, and had so many interesting takes as Listened. The song "Faraway" had an almost movie soundtrack feel to it.Read more ›
If you are already a big Apocalyptica fan, I suggest you hunt down the re-released import edition titled Reflections Revised. It contains five bonus tracks (Seemann (Rammstein Cover) featuring Nina Hagen, Faraway Vol. 2 (featuring Linda, who honestly kills the original song), Delusion, Perdition and Leave Me Alone.) There is also a second disc, a DVD featuring live videos from two concerts with them playing Nothing Else Matters, Somewhere Around Nothing, Faraway, Enter Sandman and Inquisition Symphony. We also get the music videos for Faraway Vol. 2 and Seemann as well as the making of the music videos and the members of Apocalyptica talking about the making of the album Reflections. Mine features different artwork as well and is actually a darkened night version of the original picture.Read more ›
Yes, I like Reflections. Yes, I love Apocalyptica, and this album is good and I'm happy that someone had the sense to release it in the States. But here's the thing. Part of Apocalyptica's appeal was the fact that their music was exclusively created by cellos. On "Inquisition Symphony" they even boasted about this. On "Cult", Path Vol. 2 (when they brought in a vocalist) was really f'in cool. Yes, I'm glad that they want to experiment and "expand their sound" and I want the group to feel free creatively, but the addition of percussive elements on some tracks on this album seems to take away from their unique, original butt-kickin' nature, the feeling of "Oh my god, they made all this crazy noise with just /cellos/?!" So, Apocalytpica is still doing well, but I fear with the addition of other instruments they have become just another orchestral metal band.
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I own nearly all their music and this one remains a solid favorite. Truly innovative, and it touches more of this bands classical side.Published on January 24, 2014 by Zepher
I listened to this album on youtube which prompted the purchase and after listening to the CD on a proper sound system I must say it is better than I expected.Published on December 27, 2013 by Max
As a cello player and a fan of Finnish and goth, punk, industrial music. This CD is part of my to listen to CD's when I get out of work and drive back home still the rock feel but... Read morePublished on August 29, 2013 by Vamps69
I was a fan before I made this purchase. I now have their full collection and Apocalyptica continues to impress.
You need to sit down and let this music surround you.
when I hear this album for first time i thought "wow... what incredible CD", and now that I have it and hear it with attention, I know that i'm right. Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by Andrés B.