an act i really like a lot is the finnish cello metal band apocalyptica. they started as a group of four cellists, plugging their cellos into an amplifier, covering metallica songs. after some time they started composing own songs, and later they added drums to their songs and had more and more songs with vocals. (i prefer the ones without vocals though, in most cases, and sometimes the drums also are annoying. but well…) so, as a good start, here’s a live version of harmageddon, the first song composed by apocalyptica themselves:
one of my most favourite songs is path. since i already presented it on spielwiese, let me present a version with vocals by sandra nasić (the singer of the guano apes) here. it’s also a video, so if you want to see it, please click the title or into the window to have it in a larger window:
i personally prefer the version without vocals, and also the video of that version is very cool. watch it on spielwiese if you’re interested. another nice video is a live version of hall of the mountain king, a classical “piece of norwegian black metal”, originally composed by edvard grieg.
the first album featuring drums was reflection. here’s a live version of the track toreador ii from that album. i wanted to include a studio version, but i didn’t found one at youtube which was available here:
finally, here’s a song from their newest album, 7th symphony: