Sweden’s Yngwie Malmsteen started performing and recording in the 1980s and he’s now considered by many to be one of the all-time greatest guitarists. Sometimes categorized as a heavy metal shredder, much of this Grammy-nominated artist’s inspiration stems from classical music.

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Yngwie Malmsteen Holds Fender™ Stratocaster™ Mini Guitar by AXE HEAVEN®
Yngwie Malmsteen with Fender™ Strat™ Mini Guitar by AXE HEAVEN®

Arpeggios from Hell by Yngwie Malmsteen

As you watch and listen to the video below, if you imagine the lead being played on a violin with an orchestra behind him, you’ll be able to clearly hear the strong classical influence in Malmsteem’s musical composition and the, to quote him, “extreme” soundscape he constructs on his signature Stratocaster™.

For more info about Yngwie Malmsteen, visit his official website, and his Facebook and Twitter pages.