He actually looks a bit healthier than I remember him the last few years. The pork chop side burns, low cut 70s shirt and long hair seem cheesey along with the multiple hanging crosses. I guess it is like a costume and part of the persona that is hard to shed. If I could grow hair, I might look like that too haha.
Malmsteen was doing something interesting at a time when rock fans were being force-fed garbage saccharine pop like Bon Jovi. And he's stuck to his guns. It gets wanky for sure but so do jazz and blues let's be honest. This is just fast classical music on distorted guitar. Some like it, some don't. I'll take it enthusiastically in smallish doses.