Album Review: 'Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos'
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