Some might say that the musical efforts put forth by these two finger-melting men are void, a kind of aural masturbation falsely appreciated and lauded by fanboys; a form of expression that is simple dexterity without engaging content, and at least looks really silly. But an earnest attempt at music-making that most people are unable to experience from a serious perspective should have no correlation with impacting life in an entirely negative way. Well, there is an egregious conflict worth bringing to the table. Unconsciously producing the silliest disruptions known to the aural plane is not a crime, unless it is done while wearing a frown of Viking disgust. Yngwie Malmsteen proves this. He has emboldened all that threatens to harm the human appreciation of sound; he is a negative force. And so you ask, what is the difference, what about Vikta? Quite simply, his expression threatens none. One shreds to numb the senses and terrorize the mind, while the other thumps to make your feet tap and keep the good times flowing. But they both play really really fast.
Herein lies the great moral dichotomy of our times, the yin and yang of sound’s cheez whiz underbelly.
bennett & ricky collab.