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Review – Apocalyptica "Worlds Collide" (2007) June 24, 2008

Posted by rawkfistmusic in 2007, Apocalyptica.

Written by Jake S.

Few of you may have heard of Apocalyptica, probably because they hardly ever tour the U.S., but hopefully this CD will show you just how hard four cellos can, indeed, rock out.

Worlds Collide is Apocalyptica’s 9th album so far and this cello-tastic quartet from Helsinki has yet to disappoint. They got their start while attending Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, presumably the only students on the conservatory’s campus blasting Metallica and Pantera from their speakers.

After many years together and many years to come, Apocalyptica is still going strong with all four original members. Word on the street is they put on an astounding live act, but yours truly has yet to experience said awesomeness.

Worlds Collide starts out with two original compositions, including the title track and “Grace”. If one were to listen only to these tracks you would find it to be satisfying, if not just another album by a unique quadruped bringing the face melting upon four cellos and a drum set.

It isn’t until you reach the third track, “I’m Not Jesus” that you begin to realize the true splendor that “Worlds Collide” has become. The track has guest vocals from Corey Taylor, a big player in the modern age of metal. This would seem enough of an accomplishment, but they don’t stop there. Further guest vocalists appear on “Helden”, “I Don’t Care”, and “SOS (Anything But Love)” (Rammstein vocalist Richard Kruspe, Three Days Grace’s Adam Gontier and Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia, repectively).

All of the tracks with guest vocals are exsquisite and receive perfect scores, with special merit going to “I Don’t Care”, one of Adam G.’s most fantastic performances I have ever had the privilege of hearing.

As much as I like to love on these guys, I have to admit that after nine albums I expected them to give us a little more meat on the bone. At 11 songs, Worlds Collide is an average length’d, if not impressive set. The CD would have been infinitely better if it had simply been a compilation of all the songs they’ve done with guest vocals and/or musicians, plus these new tracks.

Unfortunately, because of this I am forced to knock this fine quad of men down a peg. Though they do get kudo props for being best friends with Dave Lombardo and Toryn Green.

9 out of 10

Download this – “I Don’t Care”



1. ルイヴィトン アウトレット - April 26, 2013

Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and
also the rest of the site is also very good.

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