I’ve posted on this band before, a Finnish group of classically trained cellists formed in 1993 that transpose metal, as well as other types of music, not to mention more and more original stuff as the years went past, into cello music. They started with four, added drums a few years later, and two have since moved on. At first, it was all Metallica covers, but they’ve covered various other musicians as well. One particular favorite is their Stairway To Heaven(I’m including it at the bottom).
The album here is mostly original material one of the band, Toppinen, wrote, or co-wrote with guest musicians performing on the album. There are even a few tracks with vocals.
Apocalyptica is a band made up of classically trained cellists from Helsinki, Finland formed in 1993. Four young men in the beginning, one left in 2002 and a drummer was added in 2003. Their first album released in 1996, Plays Metallica By Four Cellos, was made up of covers of Metallica songs of course.
Over the years since, their albums have covered a number of other rock musicians, gradually moving to mostly original material.
It’s decidedly different. Here’s the same song, One, first by Apocalyotica, then Metallica’s original: