Wicked Sensation (1990.) Lynch Mob's first album.
In the late eighties or early nineties, guitar virtuoso George Lynch left Dokken, the band he'd made ever-so-successful (he'd later go back but would eventually leave again.) Teaming up with his Dokken bandmate Mick Brown (drums), Oni Logan (vocals), and Anthony Esposito (bass), he formed a new band - appropriately called Lynch Mob. Although half of the band was (at the time) former Dokken members, the sound was quite different - it was blusier than Dokken, and had more of a nineties rock sound to it than Dokken did (though the band's styles changed a good deal on later releases.) Read on for my review of Lynch Mob's first album - Wicked Sensation.
Wicked Sensation - The title track kicks the album off. It's a hard power rocker with that early nineties power rock sound to it that you're sure to love. Excellent opener.
River of Love - This hard rocker also has a nineties sound to it, but this one is a little more "pop friendly" than the previous track. Lynch serves up some killer riffs.
Sweet Sister Mercy - Yet another hard rocker. As you may have suspected, George Lynch is one again the highlight of the band (but don't overlook the other members - they worked just as hard!)
All I Want - THIS IS NOT THE OFFSPRING SONG. This is a melodic hard rocker that, like so many tracks on this album, features a nineties rock sound. Good track.
Hell Child - Ths track is slower than the previous ones, but it rocks just as hard, thanks to Mr. Lynch. It's not a slight melodic touch to it, and it is reminiscent of Ronnie James Dio's hit Dream Evil. If you're not familiar with Dio, that's a good thing.
She's Evil But She's Mine - Another one of the album's slower tracks.