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CD review DOKKEN "Return to the East - Live"

Veröffentlicht am 17. April 2018 von Markus W. in Dokken, George Lynch, Don Dokken, Melodic Metal, Live, News, Frontiers Music, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, Return to the East

CD review DOKKEN "Return to the East - Live"

(*/10) If you didn’t live under a rock for the last 30 years, Dokken is a band you at least heard of. Don Dokken, George Lynch and Co. were extremely successful during the 80’s. Records such as “Under Lock and Key” and “Tooth and Nail” belong to the finest hour of melodic metal and it was the contribution of the title track to the “Nightmare at Elm Street 3 – Dream Warriors” movie that marked the all-time high of this legendary band from California.

Unfortunately success couldn’t be maintained, mainly due to conflicts and different opinions and different musical directions. Line-up changes followed, band members started new project/bands and some comebacks have been tried out too, with the latter never getting close to the magic moments of the mid 80’s.

What was as remarkable as unexpected was a show Dokken performed in the original line-up at the 2016 edition of Loud Park Festival in Japan. Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown played an entire show that night and captured the moment on CD and DVD.

The current live album reminds of Dokken’s first live album “Beast in the East” which was recorded in Japan too. Even though the setlist slightly differs it’s classics like “Unchain the Night”, "When Heaven Comes Down” and “In My Dreams” that built the core of the show. This live album is a nostalgic one that brings back the good vibes from thirty years ago with a Don Dokken sounding much better than what fans partly got hear over the last years - even though the old days are gone.

To spice things up the album also includes with “It’s Another Day” a new studio track that quite OK without having a big real wow-effected. “Heaven Sent” and “Will the Sun Rise” complete the release, both being done in an acoustic version.

“Return to the East – Live” became a good live album with songs that are milestones in melodic metal. However, I still prefer the first four studio albums and the “Beast in the East” live release.





  1. It’s Another Day (New Studio Track)
  2. Kiss Of Death
  3. The Hunter
  4. Unchain The Night
  5. When Heaven Comes Down
  6. Breakin’ The Chains
  7. Into The Fire
  8. Dream Warriors
  9. Tooth And Nail
  10. Alone Again (Intro)
  11. Alone Again
  12. It’s Not Love
  13. In My Dreams
  14. Heaven Sent (Acoustic Studio Bonus Track)
  15. Will The Sun Rise (Acoustic Studio Bonus Track)


Label: Frontiers Music

Genre: Melodic Metal

Release Date EU: April 20th, 2018


CD review SWEET & LYNCH "Unified"

Veröffentlicht am 6. November 2017 von Markus W. in Sweet & Lynch, Unified, Frontiers Music, Melodic Metal, Heavy Metal, Hardrock, News, CD Review, George Lynch

CD review SWEET & LYNCH "Unified"

(7/10) Even though it’s only Michael Sweet and George Lynch being the name giver of this band/project it’s each of the involved musicians that can look back on a long track record in rock music. Next to Sweet and Lynch it is James Lorenzo on bass, known from White Lion and Megadeth, who’s part of this powerful rock outfit. It’s him together with no less than Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake) being the forceful engine of this rock ensemble.

“Unified” is the second album that resolute out of a collaboration of the Stryper singer and guitar wizard from Spokane, Washington. The guys, already at that time together with Lorenzo and Tichy, unveiled their debut three years ago.  Now the wait is over and new longplayer hits the shelves mid November, featuring eleven new songs.

There is now doubt about the musical capabilities and experience of everybody involved and it’s this outlet that acts as an enabler to stretch the boarders. Not being caught in the frames of their regular bands allows the four piece band to experiment a bit more. “Walk” is such a song that with its Queen references is hard to imagine being on a Stryper or a Lynch Mob record and it would have been a pity to miss this tune that belongs to the best ones on the album.

Then there are songs that are going a bit along with what we now from the ‘motherships’. The ballad “Tired & True” became a good one but doesn’t deviate a lot from what we know.

The rest of the album is well-crafted. There’s the beat-based “Find Your Way” and the slowly grooving “Bridge of Broken Lies”. What I miss on the album though is the wow-moments, songs that kick-in immediately. While listening to the album a few times I couldn’t get rid of the feeling that the guys should release the handbrake. It’s a bit of a missed chance, maybe also because the line-up raises quite some expectations.




  1. Walk
  2. Afterlife
  3. Make Your Mark
  4. Tried & True
  5. Unified
  6. Find Your Way
  7. Heart Of Fire
  8. Bridge Of Broken Lies
  9. Better Man
  10. Live To Die


Label: Frontiers Music

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: November 10th, 2017


New LYNCH MOB album in September

Veröffentlicht am 14. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in George Lynch, Lynch Mob, News, Hardrock, Rock, Melodic Metal, Blues, Ratpak

New LYNCH MOB album in September

Produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (Lynch Mob; Flotsam And Jetsam; Prong; KXM), “The Brotherhood” features eleven brand new hard rock tracks from Lynch Mob. This album will surely resonate with long time fans of the band, as well as those longing for that good ol' hard rock sound and feel. "The Brotherhood” highlights the unique pairing of Oni Logan and George Lynch, and along with Sean McNabb (bass) and Jimmy D’Anda (drums), the band has created a solid offering from start to finish. From the heavy guitar riffs of the opening track “Main Offender” to the melodic album finale ”Miles Away”, Lynch Mob have once again proven they remain on top of their game and at the top of their genre!

On the subject of Lynch Mob’s new record, Oni Logan comments, “After doing quite a few miles together with this latest line-up of Sean McNabb and Jimmy D’Anda, we consider ourselves a pack of wolves, and we came up with the name ‘The Brotherhood’ for the title of the next Lynch Mob album. It’s got more of an adventurous sound in part and maybe a darker, colder sound to it. We are always willing to go farther. We come from the early 90’s and it's when we released the first Lynch Mob album which set a sound and course for us. Here we are 27 years later, George and I are still able to keep on stretching. As a player, as a writer, that is very important to us. Otherwise we would be fooling ourselves and fooling you”.

George Lynch adds, "We wrote this album as a band and the name of the record reflects what the band is about, and what all my bands have been about since I've been a kid. This is my second family. These are my brothers. You go through a lot together and have a lot of experiences together. And that then becomes a part of the music."

Official release date for “The Brotherhood” is Friday September 08, 2017.


01. Main Offender
02. Mr. Jekyll and Hyde
03. I'll Take Miami
04. Last Call Lady
05. Where We Started
06. The Forgotten Maiden's Pearl
07. Until the Sky Comes Down
08. Black Heart Days
09. Black Mountain
10. Dog Town Mystics
11. Miles Away
12. Until I Get My Gold (bonus track)


LYNCH MOB presents a new song

Veröffentlicht am 24. Juli 2015 von Markus W. in George Lynch, Lynch Mob, Rock, Hardrock, Blues, Sleaze Rock, News, Video

Guitar wizard George Lynch posted a new song called "Jelly roll". It's a grooving tune from the upcoming Lynch Mob album "Rebel".


CD review LYNCH MOB "Sun red sun"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Lynch Mob, George Lynch, KXM, Hardrock, Rock, Blues, CD Review, News

(8/10) I can remember the moment when I heard the first album from Lynch Mob. George Lynch was well known from his time with Dokken. After the split I was more than curious about his solo release. And "Wicked sensation" became a good album, eventhough it sounded different than Dokken.

However, that was 24 years ago and in the meantime a lot of things happened. Next to his involvement in KXM and Sweet & Lynch the guitarist found also some time to work on a new Lynch Mob record. The vocals are done again by Oni Logan and the line-up stayed the same as it was during the "Sound mountain sessions" EP.

The album comes with 11 songs. There is an instrumental song on the album called "Black waters" where Lynch shows all his musical creativity on guitar. Another special track is the acoustic ballad "Sun red sun" - a tribute to Badlands singer Ray Gillen, who died in December 1993. It is a very emotional song the catches you immediately.

Some might have thought it already by having a look on the tracklist. "Burnin' waters" is a cover from Bad Company which puts the blues into the forefront.

But there are also more new songs on "Sun red sun". The opener "Believers of the day" is an excellent rocker and is one of the best songs I've heard from the six-stringer for quite some years. With "Erotika" Lynch brings back the blues in his sound. It is a rhythm-based song where Oni Logan does a really great job too. Sometimes he sounds like the younger David Coverdale. 

"Slow drag", "World of chance", City of freedom" and "Sucka" are from the earlier mentioned EP and fit very well into the context of this album.

To sum up: "Sun red sun" is a cool hardrock album that comes with great songs, a screaming guitar and an excellent groove. I like it.





  1. Believers of the day
  2. Erotika
  3. Burnin' sky
  4. Black waters
  5. Play the game
  6. Subliminal dream
  7. Sun red sun
  8. Slow drag
  9. World of change
  10. City of freedom
  11. Sucka


Label: RatPak Records

Genre: Hardrock

CD review LYNCH MOB "Sun red sun"


Veröffentlicht am 7. Juni 2014 von Markus W. in Ronny Munroe, Metal Church, George Lynch, Power Metal, Heavy Metal, News

Ronny Munroe, singer from Metal Church, works on a solo album. He released the first video for the song "Ghost", which is feat. George Lynch.