ARTIST:

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

(SWEDEN)
TITLE:

MARCHING OUT

(1985)
LABEL:

POLYDOR

GENRE:

HEAVY METAL

TAGS:
Guitar-Hero, Instrumental, Technical
"If "Trilogy" is probably the flagship album of Yngwie Malmsteen's FM period, "Marching Out" is certainly his best Metal record."
NESTOR (23.03.2009)  
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After the huge surprise and excitement around the release of his first album, Yngwie Malmsteen had to prove it. This is what he did with "Marching Out", released one year later.

The recipe has changed dramatically. His first album was mainly instrumental, but this second album is quite different. The flying Swede has always claimed that his first album was only instrumental because of the pressure from his record company who thought that this format was the most adapted for the Japanese market. He is coherent with this message and offers only two excellent instrumentals (and a musical prelude), including the superb "Overture 1383", with its soaring guitars and its beautiful aerial finale. For the record, Yngwie Malmsteen would have chosen this track while drinking a Löwenbräu beer on which it is mentioned that the brand has been brewing since 1383.

The overall tone of the album is quite raw and direct, the keyboards are mixed in the background and the guitars are rough as hell. This is then the case of "I Am A Viking" and its heavy and slow tempo, and "On The Run Again" and its numerous breaks. The compositions happily combine a very high technical level with an unbeatable sense of melody. There's no need to dwell on the qualities of the Swedish guitarist, who, although he was only 22 at the time, sparkles at every moment, whether as a rhythm player ("Caught In the Middle") or as a lead guitarist ("Soldier Without A Faith" and its breathtaking solo; 1 minute and 20 seconds of frantic cavalcades). Jeff Scott Soto's vocals are very good, much deeper and more powerful than in his later career. Besides the instrumentals, the band is at its best with tracks like 'Don't Let It End', 'Anguish & Fear' and 'Caught In The Middle'.

It was with this album that Yngwie Malmsteen popularised the style that would be developed a decade later by Stratovarius, Rhapsody and Kamelot. Nothing in this album suggests that the Swede will evolve towards a more FM style. If "Trilogy" is probably the flagship album of Yngwie Malmsteen's FM period, "Marching Out" is certainly his best metal record.


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TRACK LISTING:
01. Prelude - 01:00
02. I'll See The Light, Tonight - 04:24
03. Don't Let It End - 04:07
04. Disciples Of Hell - 05:53
05. I Am A Viking - 05:58
06. Overture 1383 - 02:59
07. Anguish & Fear - 03:47
08. On The Run Again - 03:22
09. Soldier Without Faith - 06:08
10. Caught In The Middle - 04:17
11. Marching Out - 03:08

LINEUP:
Anders Johansson: Batterie
Jeff Scott Soto: Chant
Jens Johansson: Claviers
Marcel Jacob: Basse
Yngwie J. Malmsteen: Guitares
   
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