Monday, March 28, 2011

Apocalyptica

Today was an awesome first day back to work, but coming off of spring break left me with only a few hours of sleep last night, so I'm feeling a little ragged right about now.  In lieu of writing, I'm going to post a video of a group I recently discovered, Apocalyptica. 


I love this group.  I guess they've been around for awhile, but I had never heard of them.  Matt and Alana mentioned them during our last small group, and now I'm hooked.  The cello was already one of my favorite (if not my favorite) instruments, but seeing these four put so much energy and emotion into something most people associate with classical music alone is something that really stirs me.  Plus I never imagined that Metallica's timeless pieces could be re-imagined in such a way.  It's rather beautiful.  I'm sure I'll be hunting down more of their pieces in the next few weeks and compiling all of my favorites together...it makes for perfect painting music and sure beats Tchaikovsky and Beethoven (I had to google "Tchaikovsky" because I initially butchered the spelling.  I feel so sorry for little Tchai when he was a kindergartner trying to learn how to spell his name).