One of Apocalyptica's trademarks is their instrumental songs, and this is one of them. "Eicca" Toppinen from Apocalyptica explained to the French Rock Hard magazine what is the determinant factor regarding whether a song should have vocals or not. Said Toppinen: "Generally, it's quite obvious. When we composed 'I'm not Jesus', it was evident that this song had a lot of potential and was getting particularly well with the addition of vocal lines. In most cases, instrumentals express themselves, but sometimes, some of them require a particular type of voice. When we can't find the perfect fit, we prefer to put the stuff aside rather than record it with an inadequate singer or release a half-way instrumental."
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.
If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. Then their lead singer gave us Bon Jovi.