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4.0 out of 5 stars Best thing he's done (recent LYNCH MOB aside) in a while!, 5 July 2011
This review is from: Kill All Control (Audio CD)
At last, GL has managed to succesfully morph is old writing style and playing with his newer stuff. There's plenty of old Lynch-ism's here, with some nice touches that nod to the fact that he's totally up to date with more modern rock syles. Its all wrapped up in a ecclectic mix that works this time around, thanks to much better songs and delivery. The best bet for the old school fans is that his playing is melodic, has feel, and is what is required for the songs. Of course he lets rip, and when he does..he shows he can still beat every one on the block. The best Lynch solo's I have heard in years because they sound like they have that purpose they used to.

So, all in all...mix old Dokken and Lynch Mob with some SIXX AM, Velvet Revolver, LA Guns, GNR, Buckcherry, a little Alice in Chains and Stone Temple. Throw in some light and shade...even touches of Zep and Hendrix. Yeah, 4 singers on this London Legrand is the least featured, the others are Will Marten, Marc Torien of the BulletBoys and Keith St'John who has played with Doug aldrich in Burning Rain and currently fronts Montrose. All sound good and oddly for a record that features different vocal tones, its very cohesive to these ears.

Great production and mix (as ever, the song samples on the net don't do the record any justice). NO..its not Dokken's Under Lock And Key Vol II, nor is it Souls Of We Vol II (much better than the SOW record, more melodic, accesible etc). I think it's like the much underrated LYNCH/PILSON "Wicked Underground" CD, only updated with a more up-tempo feel and vibe. Yeah, there are maybe 2 or 3 fillers, but they tend to grow. Overall, very focused record, some great numbers and it sound great cranked. Really good mix.

Lynch fans have been divided on some releases over the last decade or so. Time to face some facts folks: DOKKEN was 25 years ago, the guys are unlikely to regain former glories of the peak days way back when. Times have changed, they have changed and we need to appreciate the guys for who they are today. On that note...this is the best of the more modern-era Lynch. Big fan of the old days here, so I don't say that lightly. I loved the recent Oni Logan fronted Lynch Mob reunion CD Smoke And Mirrors. You like that, yu'll love this as it elements of that and more.

Again, this is NOT another Lynch Biscuit "Smoke This" and it NOT another left of centre Souls Of We record. This is very much a band sounding effort, old meetng the new with some great up-tempo rockers and some mid-tempo atmospheric moody tracks with some elements that lean towards the alternative. 4 out of 5 as I believe the next one will further compound the return to form.

Buy it Lynch fans and guitarists looking for inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lynch Delivers, 2 Aug 2011
This review is from: Kill All Control (Audio CD)
Admittedly, an album like this could be for the connoisseur only: if you know of George Lynch, you're almost certainly into guitar players and virtuosos within the rock music arena. However, throughout his extensive career it has always been obvious that Lynch's priority has been the song and the band. Equally, Lynch has always developed, embracing new styles and contemporary music at various stages, whilst retaining an unmistakable individuality. In this modern era of guitar players there are not many who can say this: Lynch should be recognised in the same esteemed bracket as Vai, Satriani, Wylde, Malmsteen and Slash; true pioneers of their craft. The music on Kill All Control is diverse, uniformly rocking and the melodies are catchy and original. Lynch's solos are some of the best I've heard in a along time. Interestingly, the presence of four different singers enhances rather than detracts from the coherence of the project and the production and mix are faultless. If you like melodic, but heavy rock, great singing with absolutely ripping and original guitar solos, this album will definitely provide you with rich rewards.
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