*’Rising Force’* is the first studio album by guitarist **Yngwie Malmsteen**. It is regarded as a seminal release in the Shred and Neoclassical Metal genres. Including the songs *’Black Star’* and *’Far Beyond the Sun’.*
*Steve Huey* at AllMusic gave *’Rising Force’* four stars out of five, calling it 'a revelation upon its release' and 'The true inauguration of the age of the guitar shredder'. He praised **Malmsteen's** technique and 'blinding virtuosity', as well as highlighting 'his obsessions with *Bach, Beethoven* and *Paganini'.*In a 2009 article by *Guitar World* magazine, *’Rising Force’* was ranked first in the all-time top ten list of shred albums.