Hard rock titans collide for THE END MACHINE
A brand-new project that features classic-era DOKKEN members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown as well as current WARRANT singer Robert Mason.
The band released their self-titled debut on March 22nd 2019 via Frontiers Music SRL.
GENRE: Hard Rock | Melodic Metal
FOR FANS OF: Dokken, Warrant, Lynch Mob, Badlands, Sweet & Lynch
Surely, some fans may be wondering to themselves, isn’t this just Dokken without Don Dokken? “Musically, of course there's bound to be moments that will be reminiscent of Dokken. That's only logical,” says bassist Jeff Pilson. “But, my guess is there will be less of that than people would expect. Some people who've heard it say they think it's closer to Lynch Mob than Dokken, but really it is pretty much its own thing. We allowed ourselves to get a little deeper than either of those projects really have, while still staying extremely melodic and not being afraid of good old-fashioned guitar rock. Maybe Lynch Mob, a bit of Dokken, but then some 70's guitar rock added in. George [Lynch] is playing fantastic on this…very inspired. Everyone is really, but George covers some new territory here and it's very cool. Plus, the songs as compositions took on their own life, especially adding Robert [Mason] to the writing. That's what I'm most proud of, is the way this stands on its own. It doesn't step on our legacy together one bit, but it has it’s own personality and I think that's important.”
The End Machine Album Review
"Leap Of Faith' kicks off the album with a groovy rock melody spilling some great work on all points from the band. Great vocals, guitar, strong bass-line and steady drums come together to form a really cool jam. "Hold Me Down" turns up the rhythm a little bit with stronger vocals and a faster beat from the bass and drums accompanied by various guitar rhythms and soloing. "No Game" starts off nice and hard; it's presence brings a harder and deeper feel really cranking out the vocals and picking up the beat. One of my favorites on the album with each member really pushing the limits on the song; it's a solid rocker! "Bulletproof" is also a heavy jam that comes out strong and drops into a nice heavy flow; also a fav on the album having really liked the feel and the lyrics to the song. "Ride It" races off from the start; a faced paced high octane track that'll get your head bopping! "Burn The Truth" comes out with a slower beat and smooth flowing lyrics, backing vocals and deep tones from the band. The song keeps a nice rock feel without losing any momentum from the previous tracks and is a great fit into the album showing some versatility from the group. "Hard Road" picks up a nice pace and has a nice bluesy bottom with spunky lyrics and funky guitar work throughout. "Alive Today" an up beat track keeps the beat and rhythm flowing on the feel good track. "Line Of Division" brings a different feel into the album with it's strong chorus and vocal front end. The track really rocks and has some great lyrics as well as great work from the band throughout. "Sleeping Voices" though a slower song on the album is a beautiful song with some great rocky moments throughout the jam. "Life Is Love Is Music" Breaks out with a funky - bluesy beat and rocks steady to close out the album. The song is a real feel-good track that brings the album to an end that leaves you feeling good and fulfilled, stuffed full of funky and blues heavy metal love!
10/10 based on overall album | full of head bopping - fist swingin good time rock n roll fun!
“This is decidedly not me ‘stapled’ onto a DOKKEN record,” adds Mason. “I wouldn't have been involved if that was the intent. Fans will hear bits of our styles in this collection of songs, and while reminiscent signatures are undeniable, The End: machine was purposely built to stand apart and on its own merit.”
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the end machine live shows | events | tours
Catch THE END: machine on tour on the U.S. West Coast this April. The itinerary is as follows:
04/04: Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
04/05: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp’d
04/07: Tucson, AZ @ Club XS
Published by The Manamal | April 28TH 2019
Brand new metal from new and old bands!