LYNCH MOB – Wicked Sensation Reimagined

LYNCH MOB - Wicked Sensation Reimagined
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Label: Rat Pak Records
Release date: August 28, 2020

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West coast rock veterans Lynch Mob will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their seminal album Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album Wicked Sensation Reimagined. The new release features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their classic songs and one thing is for sure, it’s a completely different experience than the original. Wicked Sensation was originally released in October 1990 and is considered by many to be sacred and perfect the way it was when legendary producer Max Norman (Ozyy Ozbourne’s first 5 albums, Megadeth, Loudness, etc.) was at the helm.

What’s Different

Right away we notice that Wicked Sensation Reimagined is more laid back and bluesy, as George Lynch is playing through a wah pedal with a very non-metal tone. Gone are the deep reverbs and Heavy Metal guitar tones of the original release. The drums sound much better here than the heavily gated reverb sound that was so heavily used in the late eighties, as modern recording techniques have come a long way. Oni Logan is back from the original line up and sounds more laid back and almost a bit like David Coverdale. The addition of Robbie Crane (Vince Neil Band, Black Star Riders, Ratt) on bass and Brian Tichy (Billy idol, Whitesnake) on drums makes for an excellent rhythm section, delivering a solid performance.

According to George

“The term ‘re-record’ makes me cringe, this is not that,” explains Lynch. “We re-invented the wheel on this record. It’s really a different animal than the original! Fans won’t be disappointed!” Oni Logan adds “30 years later here we are celebrating the first song I penned and wrote for the band Lynch Mob “Wicked Sensation.”  This one’s for the fans that have been there from the beginning! My recommendation is to listen to it loud!!”

Final Notes

With Wicked Sensations Reimagined we get a more mature and bluesy band that sounds like anything but 80s metal, making a good fit for the songs as they have been re-imagined. The album was mixed and mastered by Chris “The Wizard” Collier (Korn, Prong, KXM) and has a great sound from start to finish. George and Oni have done a lot more than re-record a classic metal album, they have created a whole new animal that shows us a mature side of the Lynch Mob.

One interesting thing to note according to Ultimate Classic Rock’s Corey Irwin is that George Lynch announced that the name “Lynch Mob” will be going away due to the negative connotation the term carries, even though it was originally meant as a play on his name and band of musicians. No matter what moniker he uses, George Lynch and company still know how to make great music, making this a great album to have in your collection.


George Lynch – guitars
Oni Logan – vocals
Brian Tichy – Drums
Robbie Crane – bass

Wicked Sensation Reimagined – Tracklist

01. Wicked Sensation
02. River of Love
03. Sweet Sister Mercy
04. All I Want
05. Hell Child
06. She’s Evil but She’s Mine
07. Dance of the Dogs
08. Rain
09. No Bed of Roses
10. Through These Eyes
11. For a Million Years
12. Street Fightin’ Man


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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