Band: Apocalyptica Featuring Nina Hagen
Apocalyptica is a Finnish metal ensemble using cellos instead of the usual pointy electric guitars - and they know how to shred. They deliver a startling version of Seeman, a beloved song by German metal legends Rammstein from their 1995 debut album Herzeleid. The video for this 2003 collaboration is vividly cinematic, gorgeous in all its silken black and white glory. The tone is dire, fatalistic and over-the-top epic - the band is well named and Hagen has never been quite so menacing in her throaty allure. Mixing spooky remorse with hammering incandescence, this version of Seeman is every bit as powerful as Rammstein’s anthemic rendition from their 1999 Live aus Berlin album.