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  • Yngwie Malmsteen

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  • Zakk Wylde

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    Default Yngwie Malmsteen vs Zakk Wylde

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    So, the day before yesterday I had a quarrel with one my friend about guitar players, I've said that if Malmsteen would use his ego to launch transcontinental space shuttles NASA wouldn't ever warry about fuel, so he replied me with that Zakk could suck Ozzy's *censored* but he'll never reach Yngwie's level

    What do you guys think about both of them? I'm biased 'cause I really don't dig neoclassical shredding, but despite that I think that apart from that Malmsteen couldn't play a shit, while Zakk proves to be very versatile guitarist, playing country 'chicken picking', heavy metall pentatonic riffs, classic rock and even blues, not to mention he is by far more creative songwriter IMO. When Zakk plays fast, it's appropriate and cool, and skillful at the same time, while Malmsteen plays fast, fast, fast and beyond fast, and I could give a *censored* f'ck is it has no substance.

    So what's your opinion?

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    The usual answer for an argument like this would be "well, there is no 'better or best.' It depends on personal taste and it's all subjective. There is no such thing as Yngwie being better or Zakk being better." I guess I agree with that to a certain extent but as far as PURE 100% TECHNICAL PROWESS on an electric guitar, very few people, if any, can touch Yngwie. Do I like his "music?" No, not really. I like Black Star and a couple others but out of my 300-400 collection of CD's, I don't own any of his records. I'd rather listen to a Zakk Wylde/Ozzy "song" anyday over Yngwie but the bottomline is that Yngwie is a better player. Not only is he extremely fast with those arpeggios but he's so clean and fluid. Every single note is crisp and there's no mess at all in those fast runs. There question of 'who makes better music?' or 'who would you rather listen to?' often changes things but if we're talking about guitar playing on a level of absolutes then Yngwie is better. I think Zakk Wylde would readily admit to that.

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    Zakk would win in a heart beat! Yngwie plays faster than hell!! So can Zakk!
    Both can play crisp and clear. BUT, who can play with emotion, and feeling consistently??: Zakk! Sure Malm can play slower, but he always seems to want to play crazy fast to show off. Zakk plays to the song either way.
    Also, Zakk could kick Malms ass even during a serious hangover.
    Attitude: Zakk has a better and bigger one, Malm is still too selfish.
    They are both great guitarists, but Zakk gets my vote.
    Just go for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BREW CREW
    Zakk would win in a heart beat! Yngwie plays faster than hell!! So can Zakk!
    Both can play crisp and clear. BUT, who can play with emotion, and feeling consistently??: Zakk! Sure Malm can play slower, but he always seems to want to play crazy fast to show off. Zakk plays to the song either way.
    Also, Zakk could kick Malms ass even during a serious hangover.
    Attitude: Zakk has a better and bigger one, Malm is still too selfish.
    They are both great guitarists, but Zakk gets my vote.
    I agree. Zakk is the man.

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    It's foregone that any discussion about Yngwie comes down to a
    notes-per-second argument. What does that tell you? No songs,
    no soul. He had his moments, but how many albums of gypsies
    and dragons do we need from this guy. What have you done for
    me lately, Mr Malmsteen?

    I haven't exactly been following Zakk's career since his second
    album with Ozzy, but I like the dude and he can play. If pressed,
    I'd probably rather listen to Miracle Man at any given moment
    than Anus #4 in G minor.

    Edge: Zakk Wylde. Even after points deducted for the spelling of
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    Zakk can smoke Yngwie's ass on his worst day. sure, malmsteen can play fast, but thats all he does...basically he jacks off his guitar. Zakk plays with feeling.
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    Zakk Wylde is a better songwriter,singer,and dresser of the two.So Zakk Wylde it is!
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    Zakk, easy. Malmsteen reminds me of michael angelo......
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    My opinion is that Zakk Wylde is better strictly as a guitar player. I don't think he's a very good songwriter, but he sure can pull off one hell of a face melter, plus, his beard kicks ass! Yngwie Malmsteen is unreal, don't get me wrong, but I tend to get bored with him real fast. I can't listen to him more than once every month or so. But there's no way to say that Malmsteen is not fantastic because I've read a lot of interviews and many of you have too, with Zakk Wylde going on and on about how Malmsteen is just out of this world good. It's all based on personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoveWalkinIn
    My opinion is that Zakk Wylde is better strictly as a guitar player. I don't think he's a very good songwriter, but he sure can pull off one hell of a face melter, plus, his beard kicks ass! Yngwie Malmsteen is unreal, don't get me wrong, but I tend to get bored with him real fast. I can't listen to him more than once every month or so. But there's no way to say that Malmsteen is not fantastic because I've read a lot of interviews and many of you have too, with Zakk Wylde going on and on about how Malmsteen is just out of this world good. It's all based on personal preference.
    Man!!!

    Other posts very fair as well. That's why links rocks - you can barely see ppl reply with just 'No, he sucks', or 'no, they both suck'.

    I must admit that Yngwie is really skilled guitar player. But for me - he does nothing.

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    Zakk is the man....
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    In terms of pure guitar technique?

    Yngwie hands down.

    Zakk's right hand is good but its not as good as Yngwies.


    Want to get into songwriting? Thats a tough one because the last couple BLS albums have been kinda lacking compared to his writing with ozzy. Yngwies writing has always been consistant (which is a reason people bitch that everything sounds the same, yet no one complains when acdc does it or a blues guitarist).

    I cant say which one i like better though. Both are in my top 5 favorite guitarists.
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    this is very hard but i say zakk wylde
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    I like Zakk better, but I do find it funny that Yngwie has to put Yngwie "J" Malmsteen on his albums......................not to be confused with all of the other Yngwie Malmsteens in the rock world....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpaw
    I like Zakk better, but I do find it funny that Yngwie has to put Yngwie "J" Malmsteen on his albums......................not to be confused with all of the other Yngwie Malmsteens in the rock world....
    I was thinking of adding an initial to my name "BREW E CREW" to just clarify things.
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