Yngwie Malmsteen - Rising Force

8.7 | 279 votes |
Release date: 1984
Style: Neoclassical power metal


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01. Black Star
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03. Now Your Ships Are Burned
04. Evil Eye
05. Icarus' Dream Suite Op:4
06. As Above, So Below
07. Little Savage
08. Farewell

Top 20 albums of 1984: 9

Yngwie Malmsteen - guitars, bass
Barriemore Barlow - drums
Jens Johansson - keyboards
Jeff Scott Soto - vocals

Guest review by
Joey Jo Jo
In the early years of metal, while it was still rooted in Blues/Hard-rock, there were many influential guitarists such as Jimmy Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Tipton, etc. These guys are credited for shaping the metal scene throughout all its years and formations, but nothing could prepare the music-listening world for Malmsteen. At first Yngwie never really took to guitar or any other musical instrument. It wasn't until the age of 7, when his musical idol Jimmy Hendrix died, that he realized he wanted to play guitar. Now his style was really something to behold, a mix of the flamboyant playing of his idols with classical which he had learned through his sister. Throughout the years he played with many bands from school, perfected his craft, joined Alcatrazz and really made a name for himself and his unique style. After all this, he had realized that he could reach his vision only by doing it on his own, going solo.

published 29.07.2005 | Comments (4)

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05.03.2012 - 21:00
Rating: 10

Posts: 327
From: France

A masterpiece through the ages. The great, the unique, the invincible, the eternal.
Don't cry for my English
01.06.2012 - 02:32
Rating: 10

Posts: 119
From: France

It transports us into a magical musical world, or malmsteen alone knows the secret.
A pure jewelry !
23.12.2012 - 14:22

Posts: 191

15.10.2014 - 15:30

Posts: 114
From: Greece

From a technical standpoint this is the perfect guitar work I've ever encountered so far in metal. It is just mind blowing.
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