THE END MACHINE – The End Machine

THE END MACHINE - The End Machine
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    THE END MACHINE - The End Machine - 8.5/10


Frontiers Music
Release date: March 22, 2019

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7.5/10 (1 vote)

The End Machine is the self-titled debut from American Rock Band The End Machine. This is no ordinary debut, however, since the members include original Dokken members George Lynch, guitar, Jeff Pilson, bass, and Mick Brown on drums, along with Warrant/Lynch Mob Vocalist Robert Mason. But The End Machine isn’t really a “supergroup” either since that rather implies a band composed of all-stars from different groups. The End Machine falls somewhere between a Dokken reunion, and a Lynch Mob reunion, and definitely errs on the side of the latter. Much more blues-infused and moody than a Dokken record, The End Machine really probably could have been a Lynch Mob release.

Perhaps they felt a new name was in order, perhaps contractually in didn’t work, or perhaps they are continuing the trend of records released by an assortment of musicians that may tour, may not, and may ever work together again, in order to satisfy the musical ADD of today’s audience and generate revenue. Notwithstanding, The End Machine is an enjoyable record. Stand out tracks “Alive Today” and “Love Is Life Is Music” showcase Mason’s powerful voice, and lush vocal harmonies in an anthemic, upbeat fashion. Lynch runs a gamut of technical exploration, from the fingerstyle slide lead in “Hold Me Down” to wide intervalic gymnastics in “Sleeping Voices” and “No Game”. Fans of Lynch, Dokken, and especially Lynch Mob will enjoy The End Machine.



  • Stevie Shred

    Stevie was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio. He is currently the lead guitarist for Melodic Rock band Red Reign, based in Richmond, Virginia, USA. Red Reign toured with Tesla in 2017, and shared the stage with Dokken, FireHouse, Lita Ford, Kix, Quiet Riot, and others at various dates around the US in 2018. Stevie heard his first KISS record at the age of 6 and was immediately hooked on Rock and Roll guitar. Over the course of years his tastes evolved, graduating from KISS to Ozzy and Van Halen; and then into Hair Metal. Over time, harder and faster music drew him. Bands like Metallica, Pantera, and Anthrax led the way, and Killswitch Engage took him over the top. Stevie has a deep passion for the guitar, not only playing them, but building them as well.

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