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Album Review

Yngwie Malmsteen's public profile never quite recovered from the grunge fallout, but that didn't mean that his music declined with his popularity. Granted, Magnum Opus and Inspiration were a little weak, but Seventh Sign showed signs of life. That record found Malmsteen exploring the blues, but Facing the Animal occasionally finds him capturing that energy in his familiar neo-classical metal style. Everything on the record is predictable, from the rockers to the power ballads, and while a few cuts sound a little tired, much of the record is stronger than anything Malmsteen has recorded in years — and for dedicated fans, that's good news.

Biography

Born: 30 June 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden

Genre: Metal

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the '80s. Combining a dazzling technique honed over years of obsessive practice with a love for such classical composers as Bach, Beethoven, and Paganini, Malmsteen's distinctively Baroque, gothic compositional style and lightning-fast arpeggiated solos rewrote the book on heavy metal guitar. His largely instrumental debut album, Rising Force, immediately upped the ante for aspiring hard rock guitarists...
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