Line Of Fire is a never released album from the Italian rockers Danger Zone, recorded in 1989 and produced by Jody Gray and Mark Cobrin of Loudness and EZO fame. This is a good 80s hardrock album in the same vein as Dokken, Icon and China (their debut album). Their singer Giacomo Gigantelli has a hoarse and powerful voice and suits to the sound just perfect, reminds little of Paul Sabu.
The album opens up with the fantastic Line Of Fire with stunning guitars and keyboards and with a huge chorus. Walk Away is an OK AOR-ballad. State Of The Heart is a huge arena rocker with great hooklines and a powerful chorus. Love Dies Hard is an awesome rocker that is in the same league as Dokken, Autograph, Icon and the other big hardrock names back in the 80s. Yes, this is filled with crunchy guitars and with a first class chorus with muscles. I don’t understand why they have three covers on the album, Children Of The Revolution (T-Rex), Let Me Rock (Chequered Past) and That’s Why I Fell In Love With You (Eddie Rabbitt) and these songs takes down the grade.
This is a fine 80s hardrock album with a couple of winners for sure. Danger Zone is back together working on new material so hopefully there will be another album. But check out Line Of Fire if you´re into those mentioned acts because there are some great moments. This comes in a digitally remastered packaged with a Special Limited Edition and individually numbered slipcase. The artwork looks great.