I'll be short....it doesn't work, for one simple reason: in classical music, it's not enough to play a stupid scale very fast in one key to make it classical. With an orcherstra, malmsteen sounds exactly what it is: an annoying, insisting flurry of meaningless noise.
I once emailed his team to ask if he actually composed the arrangements. Guess what, they were done by 'the concert master'. No wonder, malmsteen doesn't have the skill to do that himself, yet he yaps forever about Bach or Vivaldi, as if he had anything to do with them. Give me a break, any musically literate person knows that Bach or Vivaldi would just treat him for what he his: a delusional, noisy, annoying guitarist.
The only thing that saves this record is the arrangements. Do you, reader, even know what these are? I am not talking just about how to arrange a piece for orchestra, I am saying how, for example, 'Black Star', a boring piece, sounds pretty good, because the concert master wrote countermelodies, better chord progressions, better bass line, etc etc, all stuff that malmsteen can't do.
All he can do is delude himself.