George Lynch, known for his flashy fretwork in Dokken and his own band, Lynch Mob, has dropped his second instrumental album, Guitars At The End Of The World.
George Lynch's Guitars At The End Of The World features ten fresh studio tracks along with three exciting bonus tracks and follows his 2021 six-string showpiece, Seamless, which was warmly embraced by fans of his gracefully shredding style.
On this album, Lynch collaborates with drummer Curt “Kirkee B.” Bisquera, a powerhouse who has played alongside Elton John, Mick Jagger, and Tom Petty. Joining them is the acclaimed bassist Tony Franklin, known as a member of the Firm, and for his work with Jimmy Page and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Additionally, Lynch Mob's drummer, Jimmy D’Anda, makes an appearance on the track “The Crucible."
When it comes to creating instrumental albums, George Lynch maintains a distinct approach. He aims to craft guitar-centric music that pushes boundaries without becoming overwhelming, offering a personal touch without veering into excessive self-indulgence. His compositions are known for their guitar wizardry while paying homage to the guitar greats who came before him. Lynch also places a strong emphasis on ensuring that the music itself stands on its own merits, rather than serving solely as a platform for guitar solos.
As Lynch puts it, "I always focus on creating guitar-driven music that delivers something outside the realm of what most people would expect, coming from a semi-redeemed '80s hair shredder. I want my instrumental records to be challenging, but not exhausting; personal, without being belligerently self-indulgent, include a fair amount of guitar histrionics, and pay tribute to the masters without making it sound like I’m competing to be the end-all summation of all guitar legacies that preceded me. I also wanted the underlying music to be more than vehicles for solos, I want the compositions to stand on their own."
The album features dynamic tracks like "Psycho Beta," showcasing Lynch's unwavering creativity, and the album's closer, "Contraflow," which ends with a haunting outro. Guitars At The End Of The World promises to become a favorite among fans, and is driven by Lynch's unmatched guitar prowess and innovative compositions, proving there's no slowing down for this guitar slinging savant.