On Tooth and Nail, Don Dokken and George Lynch began to develop an impressive interplay, as the vocalist worked off the guitarist's powerful riffs. Dokken doesn't possess a great voice, but he has enough skills to make the clichéd material sound convincing. But what really makes Tooth and Nail a worthwhile listen is Lynch. The guitarist is a wildly inventive, lightning-fast instrumentalist, and there isn't a single solo on the album that isn't worth hearing.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine