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Apocalyptica Focus on Balance in ‘Not Strong Enough’ — Video Premiere

Ralf Strathmann

Finland’s Apocalyptica have always been in a class of their own — a true metal anomaly in these modern times of indulgent guitars. Originally starting out as a Metallica tribute band, classically-trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso, along with drummer Mikko Sirén, have always created videos that truly romanticized their lush chamber sound. ‘Not Strong Enough’ not only follows that tradition but shows how the band can easily transform a symphony structure into a hard rock hook.

We here at Noisecreep are excited to bring you the premiere of ‘Not Strong Enough,’ but for those that already spin Apocalyptica’s newest album, ’7th Symphony,’ will notice the guest vocals of Shinedown frontman Brent Smith have been replaced by Hoobastank‘s Doug Robb.

Watch Apocalyptica’s ‘Not Strong Enough’ Video


“‘Not Strong Enough’ was one of the early songs in the process of the production for ’7th Symphony,’” Toppinen told Noisecreep. “Every time I watch a video [that director Lisa Mann] did for us, I’m overwhelmed how her pictures support our ambition to deliver a fine balance between mystic and romantic with our music.”

‘Not Strong Enough’ is the third video to be helmed by Lisa Mann off of ’7th Symphony.’ According to Toppinen, this is the second video in a trilogy.

’7th Symphony’ is out now on Sony Music.

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