The Seventh Sign (album)

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The Seventh Sign
Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 9 May 1994 (1994-05-09)[1]
Recorded New River Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Genre Neoclassical metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 48:31[2]
Label Music for Nations
Producer Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Fire & Ice
The Seventh Sign
I Can't Wait
Alternative cover
Japanese edition
2003 remastered edition
2011 reissue
Singles from The Seventh Sign
  1. "Forever One" / "Brothers"
    Released: 18 February 1994 (1994-02-18)[3]

The Seventh Sign is the seventh studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 9 May 1994 (see release history).

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Seventh Sign reached No. 11 on the Swedish albums chart and No. 47 on the Swiss albums chart, both in 1994.[4] In July 2014, Guitar World magazine placed the album at No. 46 on their "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994" list.[5]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave The Seventh Sign three stars out of five, saying that Malmsteen's extensive use of a wah pedal in the style of Jimi Hendrix makes the album "necessary for Malmsteen fans, even though his more neo-classical work (solos, instrumentals, etc.) seems less inspired here." He also heavily criticised the power ballad "Prisoner of Your Love", calling it "downright embarrassing."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Yngwie Malmsteen.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Never Die"   Malmsteen 3:29
2. "I Don't Know"   Malmsteen, Michael Vescera 3:25
3. "Meant to Be"   Malmsteen 3:52
4. "Forever One"   Malmsteen 4:35
5. "Hairtrigger"   Malmsteen 2:43
6. "Brothers"   (instrumental) 3:47
7. "Seventh Sign"   Malmsteen 6:31
8. "Bad Blood"   Malmsteen, Vescera 4:25
9. "Prisoner of Your Love"   Amberdawn Malmsteen 4:27
10. "Pyramid of Cheops"   Malmsteen 5:10
11. "Crash and Burn"   Malmsteen, Vescera 4:05
12. "Sorrow"   (instrumental) 2:02
Total length:


Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Notes
Europe 9 May 1994[4] Music for Nations
Japan Pony Canyon
Germany 2003 SPV/Steamhammer Remastered
Worldwide 2011 Rising Force Records Reissued (MP3-only)

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1994 Swedish albums chart 11[4]
Swiss albums chart 47[4]


  1. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "The Seventh Sign - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. ^ The Seventh Sign (CD edition "CDMFN 158").
  3. ^ "Yngwie Malmsteen – Forever One". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  4. ^ a b c d "Yngwie Malmsteen - The Seventh Sign (album)". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  5. ^ Guitar World Staff (2014-07-14). "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994". Guitar World. NewBay Media. Retrieved 2014-07-16.

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