Video Review: Apocalyptica "End of Me (Featuring Gavin Rossdale)" 7th Symphony [2010]

As symphonic metal wizards, Apocalyptica, gear up for the August release of 7th Symphony, the video for leading single “End of Me” is now surfacing.  For this particular track the cello blitzkrieg is joined by none other than Gavin Rossdale from that wimpy ass band from the ’90s Bush.

I’ll confess right now: Bush was and still is somewhat of a guilty pleasure and I have actually bought tickets in the past to see them live (and I am straight and married). As far as Rossdale’s lead vocal role in “End of Me,” he does a sick job.

The main riff is very Bush-ish in nature and most likely the band’s intention.  It worked for Bush’s “Machinehead” as a radio hit and it works for Apocalyptica too, except it’s way more interesting to hear it from a cello.

In the video, the band appears to be rocking out a cathedral while a dancing temptress in black appears and vanishes in black smoke; always, a classy metal move.  For most of the video, Rossdale doesn’t appear with the band, but rather in a corner trying to act too sexy for his black shirt.

The chorus is as catchy as mono and the midsection breakdown features a circle of rock from Apocalyptica. By the end, the sexy temptress (not Rossdale) dissipates as the love ends.

You can watch the video at Apocalyptica’s official site now.

Apocalyptica is Eicca Toppinen (Cello), Paavo Lötjönen (Cello), Perttu Kivilaakso (Cello), & Mikko Sirén (Drums).

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