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A mixed bag for me.
on November 16, 2004
I love George Lynch's guitar style. I also like Dokken quite a bit, so when I picked this up what was I expecting? Not more of the same, but at least a lot of the more euro sounding melody with some heavier bluesy sounds thrown in. Unfortunately, its a lot like what bands were doing in the early 90's going bluesy and more raunchy like Badlands, etc. I was dissapointed that it wasn't as heavy as expected, after all, George always seemed so annoyed at Don's pop stylings and George also laughs at the period saying he himself looked like a "psychotic Mr T".
Well the Lynch Mob is not too far removed from Dokken's pop metal, but the complexity is taken up a notch as well as the bluesiness. Its overall an excellent album, but the mix sounds flat (compared to Back For The Attack) and also contains alot of filler (She's Evil But She's Mine- YUCK!)
I prefer Oni Logan over Robert Mason and even Don himself at times though, and there are some great moments of shred to be enjoyed within. The topics are the usual sex/drugs/rock and roll, and did I mention sex (?) that George's old band sung about, albeit done more in an "Earthy" way (like quoting old Willie Dixon instead of Don Dokken's melodrama). Its good, but not great. I'll take it over Smoke This any day though!