Born: Lars Johann Yngve Lannerbäck in Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden

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Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (/ˈɪŋv ˈmɑːlmstn/ ING-vay MAHLM-steen; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical playing style in heavy metal, as well as being one of the key figures who popularised shred guitar.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Rising Force Yngwie J. Malmsteen 3 6
1986 Trilogy Yngwie J. Malmsteen 4
1990 Eclipse Yngwie Malmsteen 5 4
1992 Fire & Ice Yngwie Malmsteen 4
1994 The Seventh Sign Yngwie Malmsteen 5
1995 Magnum Opus Yngwie J. Malmsteen 3 4
1996 Inspiration Yngwie Malmsteen 3
1997 Facing the Animal Yngwie Malmsteen 4 2
1998 Concerto Suite for electric guitar and orchestra in E-flat minor, Op. 1 Yngwie J. Malmsteen 3
2002 The Genesis Yngwie J. Malmsteen 2
2009 Angels of Love Yngwie J. Malmsteen 5 1
2010 Relentless Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection Yngwie Malmsteen 4 3
2000 Young Person's Guide to the Classics, Volume 1 Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1
2000 Young Person's Guide to the Classics, Volume 2 Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1
2000 Anthology 1994-1999 Yngwie Malmsteen 2
2000 The Best of 1990–1999 Yngwie Malmsteen 1
2004 Instrumental Best Album Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1
2005 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Yngwie Malmsteen Yngwie J. Malmsteen 2
2008 Far Beyond The Rising Sun Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1
2009 High Impact Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Trial by Fire: Live in Leningrad Yngwie J. Malmsteen 2
1998 Live!! Yngwie J. Malmsteen 3
1998 Double Live!! Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1
2001 Concerto Suite Live with Japan Philharmonic Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1
2002 Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra in E Flat Minor: Live With the New Japan Philharmonic Yngwie J. Malmsteen 2
2014 Spellbound Live in Tampa Yngwie J. Malmsteen 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Power and Glory Yngwie Malmsteen 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 I Can't Wait Yngwie J. Malmsteen 2

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