Apocalyptica (album)

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Studio album by Apocalyptica
Released Monday, January 24th, 2005 (Europe)
Recorded SUSI Studios, Finland, 2004
Genre Cello metal, symphonic metal, neo-classical metal, progressive metal, classical
Length 51:40
Label Universal Music Germany/Vertigo
Producer Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica chronology
Amplified // A Decade of Reinventing the Cello
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Rock Hard (de) (9/10)[2]

Apocalyptica is the self-titled fifth studio album by Apocalyptica. According to Paavo Lötjönen, the reason why the album is self-titled is because the group felt like this album represents them. Most of the album is Instrumental, obviously other than the guest vocalists who sing on this album. "Deathzone" ends at 4:34; after that, there is 2:06 of silence, which at 6:40, there is a hidden track within Deathzone, which is "En Vie" - 3:27. "Life Burns!", was featured on the soundtrack of the video game Burnout Revenge. "Ruska" is Finnish for Colors of Fall.


In 2005, Apocalyptica was ranked number 483 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Life Burns!" (featuring Lauri Ylönen) Eicca Toppinen 3:06
2. "Quutamo"   Toppinen 3:27
3. "Distraction"   Toppinen 3:56
4. "Bittersweet" (featuring Ville Valo and Lauri Ylönen) Toppinen 4:25
5. "Misconstruction"   Toppinen 3:55
6. "Fisheye"   Toppinen 4:09
7. "Farewell"   Perttu Kivilaakso 5:32
8. "Fatal Error"   Kivilaakso 2:59
9. "Betrayal/Forgiveness" (featuring Dave Lombardo) Kivilaakso 5:13
10. "Ruska"   Kivilaakso 4:39
11. "Deathzone" (hidden track En Vie, featuring Manu, starts after 2:06 of silence) Kivilaakso 10:14
Total length:
Special non-U.S. branch iTunes Music Store version bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "My Friend of Misery" (Metallica cover) James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted 5:17
13. "South of Heaven" (Slayer cover)/"Mandatory Suicide" (Slayer cover)"   Tom Araya, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King 5:27
Total length:



Guest musicians


  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r783833
  2. ^ Stratmann, Holger. "Rock Hard". issue 213. Retrieved 22 May 2013. 
  3. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 14. ISBN 3-89880-517-4.