Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: London, Essex, UK
Re: Yngwie Tone
I do to. As you said, its all personal opinion. But the people that "hate" Yngwie or have something against him are usually just jealous. If they dont like him, most people can appreciate his technical skill and abillity. Alot of people have a "thing" against Yngwie, mainly because he is quite an arrogant soul, but thats just him. And the people that "dislike" him, most probably wouldnt say it to his face if they saw him. Okay, yes, so maybe he isnt the most melodical musician in the world - but he is probably, for me, the most technically skilled and gifted.
Not only that, but for me, he has the best vibrato in the game, and the best use of a standard fender strat trem in the business too. People tend to underestimate those particular skills of his. Again, this is just for me, but his early Rising Force stuff - is up there with the very best. It is just breathtaking.
I saw Yngwie back in May of this year, and he was amazing. I have seen alot of bands and artists, especially in the last year or so - and Yngwie is easily the loudest act I have ever seen. My ears were actually physically hurting after the gig. It was well worth it though.