A group of vigilantes who, having decided to eschew civil law, take law into their own hands to mete out their own version of justice.

A heavy metal band named after their guitarist George Lynch, formerly of Dokken. When Dokken first broke up in 1989, Lynch and Dokken drummer Mick Brown formed Lynch Mob with singer Oni Logan and bassist Anthony Esposito and in 1990 released the album "Wicked Sensation." Logan left the band to work with Dio guitarist Rowan Robertson and was replaced by Robert Mason for the next album, "Lynch Mob" in 1992. These two albums were moderately successful, but the band stopped working together and Lynch released a solo album and then went back to a reformed Dokken for a 1995 album.

In 1998, Lynch Mob reformed with its original line-up for an EP called "Syzygy," but again Oni Logan left the band and was this time replaced by John West for touring. For the next album, Lynch put together a completely different band, singer Kirk Harper, drummer Clancy McCarthy and bassist Gabe Rozales, and a completely different sound on 1999's "Smoke This." Lynch's official site calls the sound of this album "a heavy techno metal sound that featured a newer approach to hard rock guitar." Metal-Reviews.com simply said, "WTF is this? Rap? Rap? And not even as good or heavy as bands like Stuck Mojo and Body Count, to boot."

Perhaps fans were not the only one dissatisfied with the sound on that album, because in 2003, Lynch got back together with older Lynch Mob members Robert Mason and Anthony Esposito, along with Michael Frowein on drums. That year both a live album, "Evil/Live," and then a studio album, "REvolution," came out under the Lynch Mob name. The latter re-records Dokken and early Lynch Mob songs in a way that satisfied reviewers at both Metal-Reviews.com, who said, "A heavier, darker, and more wickedly-evil sound to each and every track. Several songs are just a bit thicker, while others have almost been totally reworked from top to bottom," while allmusic.com says that "It's almost a maturation of his famous weedly-weedly solos and fills -- where before there were busy trips up and down the fretboard, there are now only well-timed pulloffs that quickly return to low-end mudslinging." This line-up also toured for a while, but George Lynch seems to have spent the years from 2004 to 2006 (when I update this) working as a solo artist, albeit with some of the same musicians.


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