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The Brotherhood - Lynch Mob


George Lynch, the veteran guitarist known for his work with 80’s L.A. metal band Dokken, is one of the most prolific musicians out there. Aside from his stint with Dokken, he is also a part of bands like KXM, with King’s X bassist/singer dUg Pinnick and Korn drummer Ray Luzier, and Sweet & Lynch, a project with Stryper guitarist/singer Michael Sweet. He also has about three or four other projects he is working on. What really shocks me about his involvement in all of these musical ventures is that they are all high caliber and worth a listen.


Lynch Mob has been the guitarist’s outlet for a blues-based hard rock style of writing for almost three decades. The band has had a revolving door of talented players pass through it, but this may just be the most cohesive sound the band has ever achieved. The band consists of Lynch on guitar, former Bulletboys drummer Jimmy D’Anda, bassist Sean McNabb, and singer Oni Logan. This record finds singer Oni Logan delivering a vocal performance reminiscent of Ray Gillen’s Badlands brilliance. Along with his nice vocal range, the band puts him in a position to show a few different styles here as well. We get the predictable blues-based hard rock of songs like “Where We Started” and “Until I Get My Gold,” but we also get a darker Alice In Chains-like sound on “Mr. Jekyll and Hyde” and “Black Heart Days,” and a more classic pop-like hook with “Last Call Lady,” and there’s even a song called “Until The Sky Comes Down” that has a little Queensryche feel to it. This is a set that should give Logan premier status in the current crop of hard rock singers. Lynch is doing all kinds of things with his songwriting and his instrument on this release as well. One of the most interesting pieces of music on the record is a song called “The Forgotten Maiden’s Pearl”. Sounding like something from the third Zeppelin release, we find Lynch delivering a dobro-like rhythm, and D’Anda playing a Middle Eastern-style bongo rhythm, backed by a slight “Kashmir”-like orchestration. But, it’s Lynch’s riffs and soloing that still remain his most impressive asset. “Until The Sky Comes Down,” “Black Heart Days,” and “I’ll Take Miami” have riffs that grab you and rattle your bones in the first ten seconds. His solos are the stuff of legend, and songs like “Black Mountain” and “Miles Away” have some of the best work of his career. Each of these tracks features a fresh and significant guitar attraction.


There’s something for everyone on this album. Aside from being the tightest sounding album in their catalog, this may be Lynch Mob’s most diverse album as well. I found myself unable to resist the drive and power behind “I’ll Take Miami” and “Until The Sky Comes Down”. These are the songs that scream my name when the album starts to roll. But, the road to those diamonds is littered with all kinds of precious gems of every color, shape, and size. So sit back, buckle up, and let the Lynch Mob boys take you to a musical promised land called The Brotherhood.




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