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Check the following clips to see and hear why they call Yngwie Malmsteen the king of shred.

Yngwie leads into his signature hit, "Black Star," with an unaccompanied acoustic intro.

Yngwie performs "Icarus Dream Fanfare" with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. At 0:13, Yngwie’s gesture non-verbally indicates that that the fury will soon be unleashed.

For those that think Yngwie is all speed and no soul, this rendition of "Purple Haze," which features the Swede singing and incorporating some bluesy Hendrix-esque phrases, should erase all doubt.