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Release date: 1984
Style: Neoclassical power metal


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01. Black Star
02. Far Beyond The Sun
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

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

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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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Korah - 05.03.2012 at 21:00  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece through the ages. The great, the unique, the invincible, the eternal.
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 02:32  
Rating: 10 It transports us into a magical musical world, or malmsteen alone knows the secret.
A pure jewelry !
Death_95 - 23.12.2012 at 14:22  
Ichinose - 15.10.2014 at 15:30  
  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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