The Seventh Sign (album)

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The Seventh Sign
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Studio album by Yngwie Malmsteen
Released 9 May 1994 (1994-05-09)
Recorded New River Studios in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Genre Neoclassical metal, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 48:31
Label Music for Nations
Producer Yngwie Malmsteen
Yngwie Malmsteen chronology
Fire & Ice
(1992)Fire & Ice1992
The Seventh Sign
(1994)
I Can't Wait
(1994)I Can't Wait1994
Alternative cover
2000 Japanese reissue
2000 Japanese reissue
2003 remastered edition
2003 remastered edition
2011 reissue
2011 reissue
Singles from The Seventh Sign
  1. "Forever One" / "Brothers"
    Released: 18 February 1994[1]

The Seventh Sign is the seventh studio album by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 9 May 1994.[2]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

The Seventh Sign reached No. 11 on the Swedish albums chart and No. 47 on the Swiss albums chart, both in 1994.[3] In July 2014, Guitar World magazine placed the album at No. 46 on their "Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994" list.[4]

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."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Yngwie Malmsteen.

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Never Die"MalmsteenMalmsteen3:29
2."I Don't Know"Malmsteen, Michael VesceraMalmsteen3:25
3."Meant to Be"MalmsteenMalmsteen3:52
4."Forever One"MalmsteenMalmsteen4:35
5."Hairtrigger"MalmsteenMalmsteen2:43
6."Brothers"(instrumental)Malmsteen3:47
7."Seventh Sign"MalmsteenMalmsteen6:31
8."Bad Blood"Malmsteen, VesceraMalmsteen4:25
9."Prisoner of Your Love"Amberdawn MalmsteenMalmsteen4:27
10."Pyramid of Cheops"MalmsteenMalmsteen5:10
11."Crash and Burn"Malmsteen, VesceraMalmsteen4:05
12."Sorrow"(instrumental)Malmsteen2:02
Total length:48:31

Personnel[edit]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Notes
Europe 9 May 1994[3] 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[3]
Swiss albums chart 47[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yngwie Malmsteen – Forever One". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  2. ^ a b c Huey, Steve. "The Seventh Sign - Yngwie Malmsteen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  3. ^ a b c d "Yngwie Malmsteen - The Seventh Sign (album)". finnishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-01-13.
  4. ^ 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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