Geek Smithology

December 17, 2005

MP3otW – Enter Sandman by Apocalyptica

Filed under: MP3 of the Week by Nathan @ 7:13 pm

I’m not a huge Metallica fan. It has nothing to do with whether or not they “sold out” or all of the wanna be bad boys in high school wearing …and Justice for All tee shirts — I just never really dug them. Turns out I just needed a different vector for tapping in. When it comes to metal covers, we’ve heard orchestral, ska, reggae, zydeco, disco, heavier metal, and of course lounge.

But how about four cellos?

No, you aren’t reading that wrong, I really mean that this band plays Enter Sandman on four cellos. It’s not drums, guitar, and cello. It’s not guitar, bass, and cello. It’s not even a string quartet. It’s four cellos, it’s pretty creepy, and it’s one of the most creative use of any instrument for any purpose I’ve heard (and I’ve heard a lot.) I’ll try and find a worthy Christmas song that’s not overdone for next week.


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