Lynch Mob: Rebel

More of the same from ex-Dokken stalwart.

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George Lynch is 61 now. His vintage is somewhat surprising: although his guitar playing has been in the vanguard of hard rock, his bands – Dokken and Lynch Mob – have had a habit of being just that year off the pace commercially, always the bridesmaid, never the bride.

It hardly matters now, and maybe that’s why this umpteenth incarnation of Lynch Mob sounds so focused and sharp.

Lynch and his long-term singer Oni Logan have tuned out the distractions of influence and cut a rock-hard, riff-heavy record, from the Mr. Big swagger of Between The Truth And A Lie and tremendous hook of Sanctuary through to Jelly Roll’s post-Zeppelin sonic blues.

There’s a welcome change of pace in the album’s standout track Hollow Queen too.

Jon Hotten

Jon Hotten is an English author and journalist. He is best known for the books Muscle: A Writer's Trip Through a Sport with No Boundaries and The Years of the Locust. In June 2015 he published a novel, My Life And The Beautiful Music (Cape), based on his time in LA in the late 80s reporting on the heavy metal scene. He was a contributor to Kerrang! magazine from 1987–92 and currently contributes to Classic Rock. Hotten is the author of the popular cricket blog, The Old Batsman, and since February 2013 is a frequent contributor to The Cordon cricket blog at Cricinfo. His most recent book, Bat, Ball & Field, was published in 2022.