There is nothing that has an entity and has no past, even if it is not visible …
How it sounds
It is as if Mozart came out of his grave and picked up an electric guitar.
Basically like the hard-rockers of the ’70s stealing classic, pre-classical, baroque, and romantic composers.
Why listen to it
Because he laid the foundations for the evolution of metal and proved that the musicians of the new genre at the time possessed the art of music.
Because it is “aristocratic” and finished like a polished Rolls Royce. Essentially a very elegant expression of metal.
Excessively polished for guitarists. The technique plays an excessive role and falls very stealthily from classical composers.
Where we meet it
North America and Europe.
When did it start
The late 70s, early 80s.
But there were already samples of the genre at least a decade ago, mainly with Deep Purple and their 1969 album “Concerto for Group and Orchestra”.
It was only recognized as a species in the early 1980s.
Who are the pioneers
It basically started with musicians who combined hard rock with classical music such as: Jon Lord, Keith Emerson, Ritchie Blackmore, Uli Jon Roth, and Randy Rhoads.
Yngwie Malmsteen, however, gave a big boost.
You have to listen
Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Joey Tafolla, Michael Angelo Batio, Paul Gilbert, David T. Chastain, Jason Becker and Marty Friedman
Days of glory
In the mid-’80s mainly through the releases of Shrapnel Records.
Lots of bits and bobs from guitarists.
Excessive base on technical skills rather than composition.
Even mediocre composers and musicians, because of their education, sound like musical geniuses.
What is it confused with
With Power metal, symphonic metal, and sometimes with progressive metal
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Some poseurs who play the electric guitar very quickly can even play some classical music compositions quickly.