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Danger Zone: Line of Fire
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Danger Zone: Line of Fire

Melodic Hard Rock
3.25/5.0

Avenue of America reaches into history to find to release thearchival recording of Danger Zone's (Italy) unreleased second album Line of Fire. But, except for the band and those fans who even know who they are, I wonder if this was really necessary. Certainly, the promotional material suggests that we missed a gem. (The rise of grunge allowed the label to send this work to an early grave.) And, yes, Line of Fire is a slice of music from those waning days of Eighties glam, sleaze, Sunset Strip-style melodic hard rock. While enjoyable, it's not necessarily all that compelling. But it does have its strong points.

Production is fine, quite crisp. Singer Giacomo Gigantelli has strong voice but that ubiquitious raspy vocal style which can grate on you quickly. Roberto Priori lead guitar work shows that he had strong skills and better than typical nuances. The songs, however, are somewhat uneven. The opener Line of Fire hardly pulls you in for the start. The cover of T Rex's Children of the Revolution is better, a clever interpretation. Finger (with Grace Jones on bgs), Hardline, and The Hunger are better examples of Danger Zone's power and potential. There's a curious and heavy cover of Chequered Past's Let Me Rock. For a ballad Danger Zone covers country singer Eddie Rabbits' That's Why I Fell in Love with You with mixed results.

As a period piece, Danger Zone's Line of Fire is a worthy offering of late Eighties AOR melodic rock. As a collector's item or necessary purchase, you be the judge.




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In Short

As a period piece, Danger Zone's Line of Fire is a worthy offering of late Eighties AOR melodic rock. As a collector's item or necessary purchase, you be the judge.

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