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Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

Classical players usually embarrass themselves on rock projects, but this Helsinki cello quartet’s take on eight Metallica anthems is a vicious delight that retains the raucous spirit of the originals. ”Master of Puppets” maintains a frenzied crunch, and ”The Unforgiven” has a percussive drive that’s as much Stravinsky as Hetfield & Co. Way better — and louder — than any novelty record. B

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