518. Yngwie Malmsteen

The master of shredding is considered by many as the best Heavy Metal guitarist that lived and even his detractors will have a hard time arguing that he upped the ante with his Classical infused Metal licks. Problem is; Malmsteen has many detractors who point to a lack of progression and emotion in his work and paint him as a “masturbatory” artist. Regardless, if talent alone gets a musician in a hall Malmstreen has a shot.




The Bullet Points:


Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

Stockholm, Sweden


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

Rising Force (1984)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Evil Eye (From Rising Force, 1984)

Should Yngwie Malmsteen be in the Hall of Fame?

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Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 14.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 28.6%
No way! - 57.1%
Last modified on Friday, 05 February 2016 20:09
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0 #2 Brian 2014-12-21 18:18
most prolific metal guitarist of the last 35 years,
0 #1 Lee Roschen 2013-08-30 21:15
Who????? Never heard of him.

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