Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus – Compact Disc
Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus is the eighth studio album by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released in 1995. As with many of Malmsteen’s albums, Magnum Opus is a showcase of his exceptional guitar skills and neoclassical metal style.
The album features a mix of instrumental tracks and songs with vocals, displaying Malmsteen’s ability to create intricate guitar compositions as well as melodic vocal arrangements. The instrumental pieces highlight Malmsteen’s lightning-fast arpeggios, sweeping solos, and classical-inspired phrasing, while the songs with vocals showcase his songwriting and arranging skills.
Notable tracks on Magnum Opus include “Vengeance,” “No Love Lost,” “Cavallino Rampante,” and “Asylum,” among others. Malmsteen’s guitar playing is complemented by a strong supporting band, including lead vocalist Mats Leven, keyboardist Mats Olausson, and drummer Mike Terrana, who provide a solid foundation for Malmsteen’s virtuosic performances.
The album continues Malmsteen’s exploration of themes such as personal struggle, love, and self-expression. His use of classical elements in a heavy metal context has been a defining characteristic of his music and is well represented in “Magnum Opus.”
Magnum Opus received a positive reception from fans and critics alike, with praise for Malmsteen’s technical abilities and the overall musicality of the album. It remains a noteworthy addition to Malmsteen’s extensive discography, showcasing his ongoing dedication to pushing the boundaries of neoclassical metal.
For fans of Yngwie Malmsteen’s guitar wizardry and enthusiasts of neoclassical metal, Yngwie Malmsteen - Magnum Opus is an album that exemplifies Malmsteen’s exceptional talent and distinctive approach to the guitar.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
Architect Records 1995
No Love Lost
The Only One
I’d Die Without You
Cross The Line
Time Will Tell
Fire In The Sky