Release Date: Aug 24, 2010
Record label: Jive
Genre(s): Classical, Pop/Rock, Heavy Metal, Classical Crossover, Neo-Classical Metal, Progressive Metal
Apocalyptica was a cool concept to begin with: four classical cellists playing arrangements of Metallica songs. But that was their first EP, and that was a long time ago. Now they play instrumental hard rock and bring in guest vocalists, and the returns have diminished. "End of Me" features former Bush vocalist Gavin Rossdale.
Apocalyptica get a little help from their friends on album nine. . .
Finish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica has proudly sold itself on a gimmick ever since their debut, Plays Metallica by Four Cellos. That isn’t to say that the novelty comes without talent and quality (it surely does), but still, they’re always known as the rock band with three cellos and a drummer. With their new LP, 7th Symphony, they also stick to their formula of approximately half instrumental/half vocal albums.