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Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force: PERPETUAL FLAME

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:23 am
by GuitarStrings
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I am listening to it right now it came out just in these days...
Oh man... it's INCREDIBLE.
The new singer, Tim Owens, is without doubt the best one Yngwie has had in all these years. He has a powerful voice and always sings in tune(unlike Doogie White) and he's very very high-pitched and can get as low as he wants too. I even prefer him over Mark Boals.
His voice really completes Yngwie's aggressive guitar playing.
I'd say, Yngwie has finally released an album where you can actually enjoy the singing as well, not only his guitar playing.
On the other hand, Yngwie's playing is much much tighter than the last 2 albums and the compositions are just PERFECT(while I can't say the same of the last 2 albums because I've found his guitar riffs and solos to be a little bit "flat" on them).
The production is top-notch as well and Derek Sherinian is back on the album with his keyboard work and you can hear him MUCH MUCH betterand complex than on his previous work with Yngwie. You've got some REAL string-section on this album as well. And the drums are just... well just LISTEN to the drums!!! It's the most powerful drumming that you can find on ANY Malmsteen album to day.

I think this is the most inspired Malmsteen-album I've heard in YEARS and all musicians on the album surpassed the previous ones or what themselves has done before.

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:23 am
by CymbalSplittingSkinbasher
Haven't heard it yet so thanks for the heads-up. Hmm, he'll be here oct. 18th, & I know Tim personally, so might just go to the show. :guitar

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:39 am
by VAI05
Heading to Chicago Sunday to see him. :guitar :guitar :guitar

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:20 am
by boswell
When me and BBB saw him a couple of months ago he was more like "Spent Force" check out our review: http://vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=26545&start=30

Re: Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force: PERPETUAL FLAME

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:42 pm
by cbr1000f
GuitarStrings wrote: The new singer, Tim Owens, is without doubt the best one Yngwie has had in all these years. He has a powerful voice and always sings in tune(unlike Doogie White) and he's very very high-pitched and can get as low as he wants too.
He was the leadsinger of Judas Priest when Rob Halford had left the band.

Re: Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force: PERPETUAL FLAME

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 3:39 pm
by GuitarStrings
cbr1000f wrote:
GuitarStrings wrote: The new singer, Tim Owens, is without doubt the best one Yngwie has had in all these years. He has a powerful voice and always sings in tune(unlike Doogie White) and he's very very high-pitched and can get as low as he wants too.
He was the leadsinger of Judas Priest when Rob Halford had left the band.
Yeah, I know. :) And he was the leadsinger for some other bands heheh. :)

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:08 am
by boswell
Tim Owens.....................Renta Screamer!

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:49 am
by Big Bad Bill
It was one of the worst gigs I've ever been to. In retrospect, I don't think Yngwie was to blame with regards his playing, but the rest of the band were awful- no stage presence at all, the sound was awful and we could hardly hear the Yng!

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:13 am
by wasoota
Yngwie cracks me up. Who will remind us of the 80s when he dies?

Even the cover: Priceless. Just priceless. :lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 8:28 am
by GuitarStrings
wasoota wrote:Yngwie cracks me up. Who will remind us of the 80s when he dies?

Even the cover: Priceless. Just priceless. :lol:

I think he used to have the 80s look back in the 80s... nowadays he's more "baroquish-looking"... LOL
But yeah... the cover is just over the top... once again... LOL

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Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:30 am
by wasoota
GuitarStrings wrote:
wasoota wrote:Yngwie cracks me up. Who will remind us of the 80s when he dies?

Even the cover: Priceless. Just priceless. :lol:

I think he used to have the 80s look back in the 80s... nowadays he's more "baroquish-looking"... LOL
But yeah... the cover is just over the top... once again... LOL

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Indeed, LOL. "Baroquish-looking" is about right. I think his nod to the 21st century in that pic is that the guitar is actually plugged in. :lol:

(...and I'm glad you took my remarks in the good humor they were intended. )

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 3:36 pm
by drfoster
i'm goin to see him in lancaster on the 25th.lookin fwd to seeing the maestro.and fellow PAer michael troy on keys.

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:09 pm
by RAI
wasoota wrote:
Even the cover: Priceless. Just priceless. :lol:
The cover is just pure cheese, but the flaming fingers are about as goofy as it can get. How can he possibly expect anyone to take him seriously?

:lol:

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:31 pm
by b2
I have not yet heard the new album but it looks like it gets mostly
good reviews. And remember rock and heavy is show business,
if you want something "serious" look elsewhere.
Of course if you love heavy, heavy is as "serious" as it gets.

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:38 am
by boswell
I wonder if David Hasselhoff taught him to suck in his gut and cheeks like that? :D