Oh sure, fancy pants, but can you play Pachelbel’s Canon in D???
Yes they can, and they’ll do it – right after they finish eating him for dinner.
The guy in the wife beater needs to touch up his roots. Two-toned head banging is not very chic.
I think the guy in black pasted SEXY’s hair on his chin.
Band Merch t-shirt:
I’m the lucky fellow
who crowd-surfs to the cello.
I just cannot believe that, simply because they are playing a metallica song, they think they can be heavy metal headbangers….for some reason that seems really sad…what’s next…playing the unforgiven on a kazoo and being a metal god? I admit they are good but…it just seems so wrong
nikki… brush up on some apocalyptica… they play a lot of metallica songs as well as a recent hit with former slipknot front man Corey Taylor for “I’m not Jesus”. these guys are amazing and it takes a great deal of talent to do what they do.
I wonder if these guys string their bows with their own hair?
How the heck did this happen? Did a dweeby cello kid suddenly turn metal when he hit puberty? Or did a metal head suddenly decide he wanted to play cello? I don’t get it? It’s like a city girl growing out her armpit hair or like a vegan PETA member getting a summer job at McDonald’s.
I bet they are really former members of the Philadelphia Symphony who thought this would be a good way to make some fast money. Or maybe they were aiming for the symphony, didn’t make the cut and figured this was the next best thing.
Karyn, they’re from Finland.
In my opinion these guys show a lot of talent and I wouldn’t necessarily consider it to be a bad thing what they’re doing. Personally I really like what they’ve done, taking the very root of all modern music and bringing it back to these “modern times”. They also have original tracks of their own but they did begin just doing Metallica covers.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, of course. Also, as far as I know, rock is a very diversified genre which has an insane amount of sub-genres and maybe consolidating something like the classical cello and metal is a new way to approach rock.
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There are a ridiculously large amount of comments on this one. Please post a new one before I get addicted and over do it and embarrass myself.
Oh how wrong can you be, seen these guys a couple of times, great live band, dont just cover metallica and sepultura, have there own stuff – very dark and broody, prob not translated well on the middle of the day at a festival.
The number of comments here defending the artistic integrity of four cellists covering metal songs means I’ll sure has heck keep my mouth shut at the next Dokken show. Might get my ass kicked for questioning the current cultural relevance of the spandex onesie/unitard.
This is a genius band, and that’s coming from a cellist.
Bottom line: this is a terrible live version; if you want to hear what they’re actually like listen to versions that aren’t in huge metalfests.
Not bad. I would say I would have to see their other stuff. Being an orchestra nerd myself I say good for those guys that they did something out side the pigeon hole with their music. Anyone that was not in and sort of school music program must understand…it is sensitive subject. It’s like a little army, lol, and most will defend that army TO THE DEATH. Sorry you had to get caught in the crossfire of the never ending band nerd war Karyn.
I’m sure their studio rendition of Judas Priest’s ‘I’m Your Turbo Lover’ is awesome.
Do they have a version of Turkey in the Straw?
Its sad there aren’t many bands that try to turn a song so awesome and make it awesome-er. Ehem.
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