Plays Metallica by Four Cellos

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Plays Metallica by Four Cellos
Compilation album by Apocalyptica
Released June 13, 1996
Genre Classical, chamber music, cello rock, Symphonic metal
Length 43:24
Label Mercury/Universal
Apocalyptica chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Plays Metallica by Four Cellos is the debut album by Finnish metal band Apocalyptica, released in 1996. It features eight instrumental Metallica covers arranged and played on cellos.

The band was invited to record this album by a label employee after a 1995 show in which they performed some of the songs. The members were initially unsure and thought nobody would listen to such a record, but the employee insisted and they recorded it.[2] In 2017 the remastered version of the album was released.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Original 1996 Release
No. Title Original Metallica album Length
1. "Enter Sandman" from Metallica 3:41
2. "Master of Puppets" from Master of Puppets 7:17
3. "Harvester of Sorrow" from ...And Justice for All 6:15
4. "The Unforgiven" from Metallica 5:23
5. "Sad but True" from Metallica 4:48
6. "Creeping Death" from Ride the Lightning 5:08
7. "Wherever I May Roam" from Metallica 6:09
8. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" from Master of Puppets 5:50
2016 Remastered bonus tracks
No. Title Original Metallica album Length
9. "Battery" from Master of Puppets 4:32
10. "Nothing Else Matters (2016 Version)" from Metallica 4:49
11. "Seek and Destroy" from Kill 'Em All 4:24