Once again Apocalyptica proved to be influencial and staggering with their new album. For those of you who are not familiar with Apocalyptica and their music, I recommend you to listen to their former albums in order to appreciate and fully understand the groups’s progress. For a quick info you can listen to tracks such as “Master of Puppets”, “M.B.”, “Inquisition Sypmhony”, “Path”, “Toreador” and “Prologue[Apprehension]“.
Well, from the day they started off with “Plays Metallica by Four Cellos” Apocalyptica have immensely matured and diversified their sound span. Today, their new self-titled album “Apocalyptica” stands at the peak of their maturing. Diversity blended with drums continue to flourish throughout this album. Tracks such as “Fisheye”, “Fatal Error” and ofcourse “Betrayal/Forgiveness”, which is featuring Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, are the most aggressive and thrilling tracks on the album. While listening to “Fisheye” or “Betrayal/Forgiveness” you can find yourself accompanying the drums and totally blown out. By the way should I mention the unbelievable cello playing skills that will give you shivers?
On the other hand tracks like “Farewell”, “Ruska” and “Deathzone” are more classical tuned and evenly beatiful like the rest of the album. I should recommend “Farewell” to everybody, this song conveys all feelings so poised and brilliantly that it can make you cry easily at the end of a though day.
Remaining tracks; “Life Burns!”, “Quutamo”, “Distraction”, “Bittersweet”, “Misconstruction” are all moving and should appeal to everyone who likes metal or classical music.
Eventually in this album Apocalyptica took one step forward in terms of sound and recording quality. Fact that they took charge in recording of the album shows us that they are also talented in production as well. This album, standing as the darkest but the most moving Apocalyptica ever made, is a must listen and should thrill everyone who wants to savor quality, adept music.