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Lynch Mob
The Brotherhood
August 2017
Released: 2017, Rat Pak Records
Rating: 5.0/5
Reviewer: Celtic Bob

Lynch Mob return with their eighth studio album and first to feature Sean (Bass) and Jimmy (Drums) alongside George and Oni. Both toured with the band previously thus building a chemistry that led to THE BROTHERHOOD.

The lead off track (and debut single) “Main Offender” is everything you’d expect from Lynch Mob and more. It is upbeat, heavy, and melodic. Everything you’d want in a lead track to grab the public’s attention. It doesn’t just end there, it continues on into “Mr. Jekyll and Hyde” which is bass heavy. You really feel that bottom end here. “I’ll Take Miami” is up next, what a killer tune. Funky and the tambourine in the back is subtle yet in the mix just enough to get the groove going. Solo is different, yet fits the song in a weird kind of way. It has a different sound to it that we’re not used to with George. He normally has that distinct, killer tone to bone that is easily recognisable. This solo is a bit more futuristic sounding. It really works for the song though. The rest of the album is filled with that sound we know, love and expect to hear so no need to fret. Oni has never sounded better. Another easily recognisable musician. His voice is fabulous and compliments George’s playing perfectly. On a song like “The Forgotten Maiden’s Pearl” he really shines. It’s a mellower track that has that Summer feel to it. It puts you in that frame of mind where it’s a hot Summer’s day and the sun is setting and the sky is many different colours and it casts a bright yellow/orange hue on your face. A nice relaxing tune with Southern flair too it. One of the stand out songs. Fitting imagery where “Until The Sky Comes Down” comes pounding in right after it. Again, the Bass and kick drum are right there pounding your chest. This is pretty consistent throughout. The rhythm of McNabb and D’Anda is solid and heavy hitting while Lynch and Logan are the melody and flash. Killer combo.

A Lynch Mob album never disappoints, and this is no exception. George’s guitar sound is the greatest. Full stop. It’s distinct, soulful and perfect. He has that balance of clean with the perfect amount of distortion making for that unbeatable sound. That shines through on THE BROTHERHOOD with the killer solos and deadly riffs accompanied by one of the industries best vocalists and a rock solid, heavy rhythm section to give that backbeat. This is one of the years greatest albums. Guitarists especially need to pick up a copy because this is how it’s done. Pure guitar satisfaction, and I am not a musician.
Track Listing

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)





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