Saturday, 7 January 2012

MUSIC : Rockin With Cello !!

Met Cello one member of the violin family, looking at the size we can safely say that it maybe violin and viola big brother although "cello" is an Italian for little. Usually you can hear cello in string orchestra or any chamber music although sometimes it stand alone as a solo instrument. Mostly cello can be found in European classical music. Trivia : Cello is the closest sounding instrument to male voice.Although it mostly common in classical music some of the popular music such as pop and rock sometime featured the sound of cello here and there.


As I mentioned above Cello was not a popular instrument in mainstream music but lately there was a wave of young cellist that form a group and rocking hard with CELLO..yeah rock with CELLO !!, Mozart will probably slap you in the face when you told him that back in the day. Some of the band that I already heard was Apocalyptica, Break of Reality and Melo-M.  This group probably begin with cover of famous rock music and then come out with their own material. That is what we called reverse engineering, aint it.


This band start their musical career as a Metallica tribute band. Imagine rocking a Metallica song with Cello,some live performance that u can watch on Youtube are Enter Sandman,Nothing Else Matters,Master of Puppets,and dont forget to check two of the best cover in my opinion Fade to Black and One.

Till date this band have already had 7 album. The early album was a full Metallica cover album titled "Plays Metallica by Four Cellos" and starting from the second album they come out with original song ,I love their song titled "I Don't Care" featuring Adam Gontier from Three Doors Grace. In Metallica's 30th Anniversary Celebration they performed live with Metallica,and that what you called dream come true right!!
Check out this video of their Epic Metallica cover and their hit mainstream song.


This American instrumental rock band consist of three cellist and one percussionist. Some fan called their music cello rock and some call cinematic rock. Now the already had 3 albums and the latest called "Spectrum of the Sky". Check out some of their youtube videos performing live cover of song like "The Day That Never Come" Metallica and BYOB-System of A Down. After that you can hear to their original hit song "Spectrum of the Sky". Seriously, for me any band talented enough should release sound like this more.

The official MV is kind of "Twilight influenced" so there is no way i want you guys to watch that.

Cool BYOB cover


This band consist of three weird sunglasses wearing yet talented guy from Latvia. They have 4 LP to date which mostly cover of variety type of music techno,rock,dance and theme song. They done a unique cover for each song and with their trademark energetic cello plays while headbanging to the song they played. This guy should come out with their own mainstream album,somebody who has money who search for something to make more money take a look at this guy please!!
Checkout their cover of Final Countdown,and pay attention to the headbanging,headbanging while playing Cello,now that is rock!


Search for their cover of Mission Impossible and I will stuff !!!

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