Fire & Ice (Yngwie Malmsteen album)

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Fire & Ice
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Studio album by
Released7 February 1992 (1992-02-07)
RecordedCriteria Studios in Miami; Polar Studios in Stockholm
GenreNeoclassical metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length64:38
LabelElektra
ProducerYngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
The Yngwie Malmsteen Collection
(1991)
Fire & Ice
(1992)
The Seventh Sign
(1994)
Singles from Fire & Ice
  1. "Teaser"
    Released: 1992[1]

Fire & Ice is the sixth studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 7 February 1992 through Elektra Records.[2] The album topped the Japanese albums chart,[3] reached No. 121 on the US Billboard 200[4] and charted within the top 90 in the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[5]

Steve Huey at AllMusic gave Fire & Ice three stars out of five, saying that it is "most successful when Malmsteen returns to the heavy baroque influence of his early work" and that "there are some fine longer compositions here that will please hardcore Yngwie fans." He criticised the album's single, "Teaser", as being "a flawed stab at radio rock" and sounding like "a generic, clichéd hair metal song with Malmsteen on guitar."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Yngwie Malmsteen, except where noted.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Perpetual"(instrumental)4:14
2."Dragonfly" (music: Malmsteen, Göran Edman)Malmsteen4:49
3."Teaser"Malmsteen, Edman3:29
4."How Many Miles to Babylon"Malmsteen, Edman6:10
5."Cry No More"Malmsteen, Edman5:17
6."No Mercy" (contains an arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Badinerie")Malmsteen5:32
7."C'est La Vie"Malmsteen, Edman5:19
8."Leviathan"(instrumental)4:24
9."Fire and Ice"Malmsteen, Edman4:31
10."Forever Is a Long Time"Malmsteen, Edman4:28
11."I'm My Own Enemy"Edman6:09
12."All I Want Is Everything"Malmsteen4:02
13."Golden Dawn"(instrumental)1:28
14."Final Curtain"Malmsteen4:46
Total length:64:38

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 Japanese albums chart 1[3]
Billboard Heatseekers 2[4]
Swedish albums chart 11[2]
Swiss albums chart 30[2]
Dutch albums chart 89[2]
Billboard 200 121[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yngwie Malmsteen – Teaser". Discogs. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Yngwie Malmsteen - Fire & Ice (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  3. ^ a b "1992.2.24付 アルバムTop20" Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  4. ^ a b c "Fire & Ice - Yngwie Malmsteen | Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  5. ^ a b Huey, Steve. "Fire & Ice - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-10.

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