Apocalyptica is really a band that you must hear to believe. They are very talented musicians, and they reach all the depths and heights fully in their chosen form of expression. They can be as hard as any of the Heavy Metal bands, or as wistful and timeless as any classical piece I have heard. This album is perfect for my husband and I to enjoy together, because he likes music that is quite hard and aggressive, while I tend towards more emotional depth and classical/traditional forms. Apocalyptica is a fusion of classical and Heavy/Death metal, so it appeals to both of us very nicely.