I first saw Apolcalyptica at Download Festival at Donnington Park. I had no idea who they were or what to expect and was confused when they came out carrying their cellos. Once they started playing a powerful cello based version of Metallica’s Enter Sandman and windmilling their long hair above their cellos, all became clear. And then I heard Bittersweet, one of their own songs and it was so beautiful – I was in love. Eicca Toppinen is magnificent and commands a great deal of stage presence.