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YNGWIE J MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE / ALCHEMY
LABEL: PONY CANYON PCCY-01409
OVERALL: 75%
Produced by: Yngwie J. Malmsteen
  1. Blitzkreig
  2. Leonardo
  3. Playing With Fire
  4. The Stand
  5. Wield My Sword
  6. Blue
  7. Legion Of The Damned
  8. Deamon Dance
  9. Hangar 18, Area 51
  10. Voodoo Nights
  11. Asylum (3 Parts)
  12. God Is God
Alchemy is the new album from an ever returning to form Yngwie J Egostein.
It is also the album that welcomes back singer Mark Boals. A great set of tonsils this man has.
This album I would have to rate as one for the pure bread fans. This is a sonic blast if I have ever heard one. It contains more thrashing guitars and widdly solo's than I have heard in a long while! The onslaught begins with track 1 and doesn't finish until the dying seconds of the last track.
For that reason I recommend that the feint hearted or casual Yngwie fan steer clear.
There is a couple of moments where the pace slows, but never to that of a ballad or even mid paced song. I really liked the Odyssey album he recorded with Joe Lynn Turner. Great album and one that showed a great deal more restraint than this album does!
I personally miss the one of two softer or mid paced songs and long for a little more passion in the songs.
But as far as passion in the playing, that's here without question. Yngwie's solo's are second to none.
BOTTOM LINE: For guitar freaks that love it loud, love it heavy and love it fast, come aboard! For this reason also, Mark Boals is a great choice. He keeps pace with the guitar wizz with surprising ease.
PRODUCTION: 80%SONGS: 70%VIBE: 75%ATTITUDE: 75%
ESSENTIAL FOR: Yngwie and Bark Boals fans.
DISCOGRAPHY:Rising Force . Marching Out . Trilogy . Odyssey . Trial By Fire Live . Eclipse . Fire & Ice . Seventh Sign . Magnum Opus . Inspiration . Facing The Animal . Concerto Suite . Live . Alchemy



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