Best Apocalyptica Songs

Cello metal, instrumental metal, symphonic metal, neo-classical, progressive metal, alternative metal, thrash metal, chamber music.

Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Ltjnen, and Perttu Kivilaakso (all three of whom are graduates of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki) and drummer Mikko Sirn.

The Top Ten

1 I Don't Care (Feat. Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace)

No doubt their perfect song.
If everyone's dead or alive- I don't care-- because this song kicks ass
Awesome melody, nice vocals rifts and rhythms

I don't caaare

The best song I've ever heard. The best of Three Days Grace and Apocalyptica they should do more songs together. I am sure if they do more songs together they would be a hit just like "I don't care"

Not any thought needed to agree that this is their best song, it has the lead singer of Three Days Grace! That should be enough to tell that it is the best one. What a wonderfully well put together song with catchy lyrics.

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2 Not Strong Enough

Love this song. Can listen to it on repeat. Doesn't help that I love Brent Smith.

First song I ever heard of Apocalyptica... The way I fell in love with this song has only been followed by the instant love with City from HU.
It blew my mind the second I heard it... And I proceeded to get even further blown away by the rest of Apocalyptica.

This song hits really close to home for me. I'm sure it does for a lot of people. It's so beautiful and sad and romantic and angry I wanted to cry. Lol I'm a guy saying this.

Struck by lightning!

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3 I'm Not Jesus

Come on, the main vocalist of SLIPNOT, it's no good enough for you guys?

Corey Taylor is singing for them. It's so awesome how Corey Sings with all his heart

This is the first song that got me listening to this band.

This is without a doubt THE best song by them. Corey pours his heart and soul into this song

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4 Path

Ok I admit : it's not my favourite Apocalyptica's song but I have to react about the 3 first songs of this list and everyone must see it. Why are they so popular? Because It's a band who makes music without guitar or any common instrument but above all because it's WITHOUT LYRICS! It's not the same band with lyrics : it loses power, it's less emotionnal and less perfect. Their only great songs are the only instrumental one. That's all...

The first time I heard this song, my brain went into overdrive thinking it was on LSD. It still does so every I push on this record. This is so so divine as hell! I wasn't even sure at first whether they could play something like this on a cello!

This is the first song I ever heard from Apocaliptica, and I love it!

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5 Broken Pieces

This song is absolutely amazing! Lacey Sturm's voice is breath taking, and combined with Apocalyptica's incredible music, you've got yourself heaven for the ears! I'm glad this song is in the Top 5, but it needs to get higher up there!

I love this song so much! I can't stop listening to it! :D

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6 Inquisition Symphony

Everything off of this album was killer. Inquisition Symphony has some really amazing instrumental parts to it which make it easily batter than anything else off of this list.

Yes! This is the best song by Apocalyptica! It's a lot better than the other list with only one instrumental. Still I think you have too many vocal songs.

This. Is. One. Big. Eargasm. I absolutely love how they turned a relatively poor Sepultura song into this extreme and awesome song.

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7 Bittersweet

I can't stop listening to it. I liked apocalyptica before but after hearing this song it made me love them. It deserves way higher than 7th place. WAY higher.

Only the 7th spot? Weird considering the quality of this song. I was sure this is the first.

Best Apocalyptica song.

This is brilliant. Apocalyptica, The Rasmus and HIM...what could you possibly ask for anymore?

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8 Hall of the Mountain King

Wow. Better than the original. I want to defeat mordor after listening to this

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9 One

This is by far my favourite Apocalyptica song. I love the melody of the guitar and violin sounds. A very creative and unexpected mix.

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10 Last Hope

Geez. These songs aren't even close to being the best apocalyptica songs. I mean all of these have vocals and the instrumentals are a lot better. I'm very disappointed in your choices. - hollowskull

A good song. I'm dissapointed in peple b***hing about other peoples favorite song like the last person who commented. people choose the songs they like because it's their favorite people have different tastes, so back off, your making this community look bad. but anyways, this is one of my favorite songs by apocalyptica and I enjoy it.

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The Contenders

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12 End of Me - Apocalyptica

The lyrics in this song are simply amazing and they picked the right singer for this song!

This one was constantly played on the radio, how is it not so much higher?!

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13 The Unforgiven

UNFORGIVEN is Metallica song. BUT This is better than that

What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never be
Never see
Won't see what might have been
What I've felt
What I've known
Never shined through in what I've shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub the UNFORGIVEN,., /

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15 Hope

How is this not number two next to "I don't care" Seriously, it's a little sad. Listen to this song, I promise you'll love it. No- just listen to the first ten seconds and I promise you'll like it!

Obviously one of their best... Try 2 listen and I will guarantee You will like it

16 Farewell

Should be in the top 10 at least... Amazing song which gave me goose bumps. True Apocalyptica.

One of their best instrumental songs ever, why isn't it in the top 10?!

It's just a masterpiece, one of the best 3 songs of Apocalyptica

Come on everyone... really? This is Top 5 Material here!

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17 Life Burns!

This songs is straight up badass! One of the heavier and faster apocalyptica songs, life burns is a testament to the amazing sounds these guys can create with cellos. I never even cared about the cello till these guys. I also really like Lauri Ylöne of The Rasmus contribution. I've been through The Rasmus music and while they are not quite my thing they are still leaps and bounds better than anything that passes for music on radio these days. Here though Lauri shines through with a darker and slightly rougher tone. I love when he screams Life Burns! I know there are those apocalyptica purists out there who say that only the instrumental stuff is truly great and I guess to some extent I agree. I mean whenever they get a guest vocalist they don't tend to shine as much since the vocalist is stealing a lot of the spotlight. Even then though if you compare the amount of songs featuring vocalists to the instrumentals there are really only a handful so I don't think they detract from ...more

One of my favorites along with end of me and I don't care and awesome song with lots of emotion in my personal opinion it's their best 2nd I don't care 3rd end of me

Same as guy below

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18 S.O.S.

Amazing vocal as well as amzaing background. Cristina Scabbia is one of the leading women in metal

19 Nothing Else Matters

Gives me the chills!

Just awesome, it has to be their best instrumental piece.

Just love It... Gives the chills indeed

Very beautiful cover. the cellos fit very good to this song. - Flav

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20 Sea Song (You Waded Out)

This is not only their best song but perhaps one of the most beautiful songs ever composed. Nothing in the rest of their library confess even close.

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21 South of Heaven
22 Helden

Gives me tingles down my spine! Definitely one of their best, Till Lendemann gives amazing vocals, and while I like their instrumentals better, this is one of those ones where they chose perfect vocals

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23 Ruska

That is is the business. I wanted to learn how to play after I heard this song.

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24 Master of Puppets

THIS is why I started listening to Apocalyptica. Great Covers of songs by a great band. - Flav

What? How could this be 23rd? 0.0 it's amazing... it should definitely be 4th after bittersweet, I don't care, and path

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25 Rage of Poseidon

One of my favorite songs by them, It's one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard.

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26 Quutamo

I think this is theirs best song, because it's their very own song. Beautiful and rough. Their best work. I must listen it over and over again!

You guys seriously have to listen to it to admire its epicness!

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27 Faraway

Just wow, superb instrumental

Best Apocalyptica instrumental, even better than the original. Listen to it and you'll never be able to listen to its original version again

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28 Kaamos

This should be on the top 10. It's one of my favorites, and I don't know why it's not even listed.

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29 Hole In My Soul

Hits home for me. Lost my husband after many good years, then many bad. Such sweet sorrow.

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30 Prologue (No Apprehension)
31 Wie weit
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34 Deathzone

Come on people I know, I don't care and one are amazing but this one got to be their best sad symphony ever!..

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36 Cohkka

Why this song is not on the list? No vocals but it gives me goose bumps

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37 Somewhere Around Nothing

The fact that this song isn’t even on this list is ridiculous.

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39 On the Rooftop With Quasimodo

This is my favorite song cause of the great melody an it�'s great without any vocals

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40 Solo Tu

May all be sang in 'Japanese' (May be wrong about the language) but the music, the vocals everything screams pure genius, that's why I added it to the list.

41 Grace

How is this song not on the list? Easily their best song in my opinion

This song is way too low top 3 in my opinion if not #1

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Inquisition Symphony
2. Hall of the Mountain King
3. Path
1. Broken Pieces
2. I Don't Care (Feat. Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace)
3. Last Hope
1. I'm Not Jesus
2. Repressed
3. I Don't Care (Feat. Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace)

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