TARA LYNCH – Evil Enough

TARA LYNCH - Evil Enough
  • 6/10
    TARA LYNCH - Evil Enough - 6/10


Tarasuz Records
Release date: April 6, 2018

User Review
9/10 (2 votes)

Evil Enough is the debut album from guitarist / vocalist Tara Lynch, and features an all-star lineup of band members and guest performers including Glen Sobel, Mark Boals, Vinny Appice, Tony MacAlpine, and Bjorn Englen. This Melodic Metal release, while bolstering an impressive, top-shelf production quality, falls short with lackluster songwriting, pedestrian themes and lyrics, and a generally inconsistent artistic direction. Its crisp sonic delivery and overall polish salvages the album from its shortcomings, but only just barely.

Evil Enough includes several instrumental tracks, which are quite good and make a strong case for a purely instrumental album from Tara Lynch sometime in the future. Her playing is absolutely blistering on these numbers, with “Exit The Warrior” being an especially impressive track. The other, vocally centered, tracks are also good, but they often lack a certain catchiness that this genre has come to require. Lyrically, many of the songs have a certain naive quality that betrays the sophomore nature of this album.

One notable highlight of this album is Mark Boals’ guest vocals on the title track “Evil Enough” and “Trustless”. His voice is as crisp and powerful as it has ever been and this will truly be a treat for his longtime fans. Between his guest vocals taking center stage, and the remarkably strong instrumental tracks, Evil Enough could easily be a preview of the next Boals centered project, with Tara Lynch featured on lead guitar.



  • Maxxxwell Carlisle

    Maxxxwell was a reviewer and the host of The Maxed Out Metal Hour here on Metal Express Radio. He is the current lead guitarist for LA based metal veterans Hellion. In addition to his ongoing role in Hellion, he has also released 5 albums as a solo artist and appeared as a guest writer and soloist on Michael Angelo Batio's Intermezzo album, named one of the Top 5 shred albums of 2014 by Guitar World Magazine. He continues to collaborate with various Metal musicians and teaches guitar technique and Metal composition via Skype. Additionally, he is a former competitive bodybuilder and enjoys a lifestyle based around health, fitness and Metal.

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