Yngwie Malmsteen is one of rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists and has dominated the world of solo guitar for over three decades. When he was barely 20, Yngwie exploded onto the music scene with his jaw-dropping technique of lightning fast harmonic minor scale riffing. His 1984 debut, Rising Force, established seemingly overnight the style now referred to a neo-classical melodic rock and features two of his signature songs (""Black Star" and "Far Beyond the Sun"). Rising Force received a Grammy nod for Best Rock Instrumental Performance and Guitar World ranked it No. 1 on their all-time Top Ten list of shred albums writing: "Yngwie J. Malmsteen was, is, and always will be the greatest shredder of all time. Hell, he invented the genre with his 1984 debut."