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george lynch


kill all control


RELEASED 2011

 

 

 

A new album from master George Lynch is always welcome for fans, but this release deserves a wider audience than the already converted. In short it’s a bloody good rock album and one of the best he’s been involved in for years. Listening to ‘Kill All Control’ you feel a real vitality and can clearly see the Lynch creative juices are in full-flow.

 

Opening pair ‘Kill All Control’ and ‘Done’ are great slabs of modern-edged rock that showcase two of the four singers involved in the project – Marc Torien (BulletBoys) and Will Martin (Earshot) who both equit themselves well.

 

‘Flys Upon the Wall’ is a wonderful song, laid back grove, powerful guitar and an amazing chorus that soars across the song, there’s some real substance here.

 

The brooding ‘Brand New Day’ is mighty good modern rock with feeling rather than the ‘piped-in-a-bag’ fodder you hear so much of.  

 

‘Wicked Witch’ is a huge soulful ride with an almost early Pearl Jam/Alice in Chains feel to it and some very powerful vocals from London Le Grand, and needless to say beautiful guitar – could well be my highlight here amongst some very fine songs.

 

‘Voice in My Head’ is a stomping song and ‘Resurrect Your Soul’ which has a slightly eastern flavour to it, sees Keith St John (Montrose) lay down some really cool vocals. It’s a great song as is another of his contributions the groove laden ‘Rattlesnake’ – that guy has a great voice.

 

‘Son of Scary’ too is worthy progeny!

 

All in all this is a great album that really grows on you, it’s cohesive, and all of the vocalists involved give their all.  Couple that with quality songs and it’s a sure-fire winner.

 

 

 

By Leslie Phillips