KickIn Off The Weekend With Apocalyptica
I can always count on the Wolf Den having a good show going on when I need one, and after the week I had, it was definitely needed. What better way to cap off a bad week then by going and seeing the amazingly talented cellists of Apocalyptica and hearing some kick ass Metallica done with Cellos!!
What really sucks about this tho, is a couple of small things….. first off being, I wasn’t paying attention when they introduced themselves and neither Wikipedia or their facebook or website is any help in giving their names…. What I can tell you I that they are from Finland and are very talented and I am pretty sure of the names of three of the cellists and the drummer but can neither confirm or deny the name of one of the cellists lol so here ya go… Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso, Paavo Lötjönen and Antero Manninen on cellos and Mikko Sirén on drums.
The other thing…. The first three songs the lighting sucked, bathed in reds for most of the time and they did not utilize their drummer. Just sat there. But….. considering the first 2 songs clocked in at well over ten minutes, that was worth it.
The setlist was fantastic, starting off with “Enter Sandman”, “Master of Puppets” and “Wherever I May Roam”, definitely a lot of time at the front of the den. Which for the first time in a long time had chairs on the floor in what is normally a standing room only area. The set went on with “The Unforgiven”, “Sad but True”, Creeping Death”, and ‘Welcome Home (Sanitarium) one of my personal favorites of Metallica.
At this point, they took a small break and went off the stage. Only to come back with a drummer and more energy then the first part of the show, with flashing lights and moving all over the stage.
This part of the set included songs like, “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, “Fight Fire With Fire”, “Until It Sleeps”, “Orion”, “Battery” and of course “Seek and Destroy”
As the crowd chanted “ONE MORE SONG” over and over and over…. They finally came back out onstage.
Then went into a haunting rendition of “Nothing Else Matters” love the way it sounds with just the cellos and the crowd singing along. Which continued with the last song of the night from Apocalyptica, The last song of their American Tour, “One”.
I was surprised by how much I actually enjoyed this show.
Hopefully will be seeing them in the states once again soon.