Perpetual Flame
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Perpetual Flame

October 14, 2008

  Song Title
Death Dealer
Damnation Game
Live To Fight (Another Day)
Red Devil
Four Horsemen (Of The Apocalypse)
Priest Of The Unholy
Be Careful What You Wish For
Caprici Di Diablo
Magic City
Leventh Hour
Heavy Heart

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: October 14, 2008
  • Label: Rising Force Records
  • Copyright: (C) 2008 Rising Force Records
  • Total Length: 1:08:35
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  • ASIN: B001IRUAX6
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,429 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
what can i say?..dont know exactly but this album is a blast
i think it's one of the best things he ve done since seventh sign and magnum opus,
the songs in this album are pure neoclassical and dark at the same time
they all remind me of the 80's and early 90's
the mixing is perfect and tim ripper really nailed all the songs with his dark vampire(ish) voice.
i give it 5 stars and guys i really cant stop listenin to it
i recommend it for all yngwie's fans
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yngwie professionally delivers October 28, 2008
By Gash
Format:Audio CD
Whenever an Yngwie album pops up, there will likely always be three main camps- those who like what he puts out no matter what, those who don't no matter what, and those who've come to believed Yngwie is starting to give out a yawn with "the same recycled riffs, scales, etc." I have been listening to several different albums on the go for the past week or two, and this one by Yngwie, as with most of his other albums, takes a bit of 'cranking-up" period to truly appreciate what has been offered.

Fortunately there's a fourth camp which i sincerely believe is out there that understands and appreciate his continued "professional service" to his fans. Yngwie doesn't pull out an album for the sole purpose of pulling out an album; he makes the music that you'd headbang to in your car, and the kind of music that would translate to, more importantly, hard rocking good entertain when he does it on tour. That's foresight. And he'd deliver that from concert to concert from start to finish.

In this respect, coupled with the tour worthy songs included in these album, Yngwie delivers. This is Yngwie at his continued, sustained, pinnacle best. He stays true to himself and his fans in terms of personal artistry and musical ethics; no experimentations for the sake of experimentations; just true heartfelt, hard rock from an accomplished artist/musician who should rightfully be appreciated for sharing his works with the world than to have stayed cooped up in a basement with all that talent and never be heard.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Yngwie's best albums! October 17, 2008
Format:Audio CD
When I heard about Tim Owens being engaged as a vocalist for Yngwie's new album I said to myself: Finally! He finally got the singer who is as good vocally as Yngwie is as a guitarist. It's a perfect match! The songs are great, the solos are mindblowing, Ripper is in a dangerous form. And for the ones who want to listen to different things, go listen to pop music. I DON'T want Yngwie to do anything different (as new metal crap or emo) because of someone's changing musical taste. Way to go! And yes, he may be narcistic and arrogant, but it doesn't matter. He is one of the best guitarists alive! He doesn't care what all the losers think!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a Monty Python thing April 25, 2009
Format:Audio CD
Malmsteen is one of those brutally honest characters who totally owns up to his influences. A string of classical music guys for starters, Blackmore and Hendrix for seconds and - outside the musucal realm - Enzo Ferrari and Monty Python. And it's an obscure Monty Python sketch that came to me upon listening to this album, one where a droning monotone declares 'here comes another one/just like the other one.... here comes another one/here comes a bunch of 'em...'

In short this album is consistent Malmsteen. All music + lyrics written by the master blaster fretman. A bunch of instruments like bass and sitar played by him and he does lead vox on Magic City. The mixing + engineering and production are by him with a bit of a hand from Keith Rose and Roy Z. And ultimately I guess if its your name on the cover then you might as well have the gazongas to shoulder most of the work. So respekt. As for his guitar playing itself it's still brilliant within the mans limited hard rock neoclassical moats 'n' moors milieu. My fave displays of mind bending virtuosity are to be foind on the tunes Red Devil and Priest of the Unholy though truth be told the guy seems to have been somewhat inspired on this release as he revisits biting soloing styles more reminiscent of his best works from the '80's.

Of course the songs are still mostly 2nd rate speed metal. Few real riffs as per usual, teflon coated production and a song about his Ferrari (yes really!). Malmsteen has publicly stated that Dougie White did a great job on the two previous studio efforts but for this album he wanted a more powerful singer to be able to get over the songs he'd written for this album. Therefore this weeks vocalist is Tim 'Ripper' Owens who is a quality vocalist but seems mixed a touch back.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Perpetual Flame keeps the Rising Force legacy burning September 3, 2009
Format:Audio CD
The Good
The opening licks of "Death Dealer" make it clear that this is an Yngwie Malmsteen affair. No other can fly through guitar licks so quickly and smoothly. The vocal wails of Tim "Ripper" Owens ring out loud and clear throughout the track. The opening riff of "Damnation Game" is right from the 80s playbook of Malmsteen. I swear I've heard a variation of it on a past song. Owens delivers and over-the-top vocal performance here. He mixes the very lows with the glass -shattering highs. "Red Devil" unleashes the fury (sorry Yngwie) with chunky riffs and killer melodies. Malmsteen literally makes his axe gallop on "Four Horsemen (of the Apocalypse)." Rapid-fire guitar runs mixed with pounding drums and fevered vocals kick the energy level up to 11 on "Be Careful What You Wish For." "Caprici Di Diablo," "Lament, " and "Heavy Heart" are typical Yngwie instrumental show-off tracks.

The Bad
The CD photos! Someone tell Yngwie it's not 1982.

The Verdict
Yngwie Malmsteen has always had a revolving door of vocalist throughout the years, and former Judas Priest vocalist Tim Owens makes a great addition to that troop. Although Owen's can hit some high notes, he's not on the same high register as Doogie White or Jeff Scott Soto (or the smooth tones of Joe Lynn Turner). Malmsteen brings the key down lower enough for Owens to shine.

Over the years Malmsteen has refused to change his style. That a good thing for his fans, not so much to stay relevant in the music industry. But who cares. Perpetual Flame keeps the Rising Force legacy burning with blistering licks and riffs, catchy choruses, and undeniably catchy hooks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vocally the best CD Yngwie Malmsteen has ever put out
Thanks to the vocals of Tim Ripper Owens this has to be the best Yngwie Malmsteen CD ever in the history of Yngwie Malmsteen.

He owes a lot to Ripper. Read more
Published 3 months ago by donna russell
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME ALBUM
I absolutely love this album, worth the buy. Favorite song is Caprici di Diablo. I reccomend you purchase it right now.
Published on September 18, 2011 by Carlos
2.0 out of 5 stars Emotionless guitar machine
I won't say this is the worst album Yngwie ever released, but it is definitely undescript, like most of the other albums after 2000 (except for the Concerto Suite). Read more
Published on December 27, 2010 by Leonard
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, but production could be better
This is a great album by Yngwie. It isn't groundbreaking, but it sticks to what he does best. A problem I have with this record is the fact that Ripper's vocals don't sound quite... Read more
Published on November 22, 2010 by Mark
3.0 out of 5 stars Generic Vocalist Hurts Proceedings
I have to disagree on the vocals - I think this guy is pretty weak. Dougie White was much more expressive and had more than one sound. Read more
Published on January 21, 2010 by J. McHenry
5.0 out of 5 stars Perpetual Flame Rippers You All Around The Firey Oblivion!
From start to finish this rocks your A!! and then some! Tim "Ripper" Owens is a standout big time on this effort just like his recent and previous contributions for Iced Earth! Read more
Published on January 9, 2010 by J. A. Mucera
3.0 out of 5 stars Yngwie is Yngwie (Déjà Vu)
With Yngwie Malmsteen's "Perpetual Flame", you get what you would normally expect from an Yngwie album -- an uncompromising set of songs filled with neoclassical shred that Yngwie... Read more
Published on November 27, 2009 by Chad W. Armstrong
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Playing, Kind of Boring after all this Time.
I am an Yngwie die hard fan, and I have been so for more than 23 years. I have every single thing he has ever published, and the truth is that I was somehow disappointed with this... Read more
Published on November 2, 2009 by Jaime Gonzalez Hernandez
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Playing, Kind of Boring after all this Time.
I am an Yngwie die hard fan, and I have been so for more than 23 years. I have every single thing he has ever published, and the truth is that I was somehow disappointed with this... Read more
Published on November 2, 2009 by Jaime Gonzalez Hernandez
1.0 out of 5 stars Yngwie's worst ever.
Ive been a fan since 1985 and this CD just lacks good songs. Yngwie needs to get his songwriting together. Read more
Published on April 24, 2009 by Aknaton
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