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Quite possibly the best Italian Melodic Hard Rock album I've heard.

That Danger Zone's new album sounds like something straight out of the classic era of Melodic Rock should come as no surprise, seeing as guitarist Roberto Priori started the band way back in the early eighties. After an abortive attempt to make a success in California was cut short by the explosion of the Grunge movement, the band was forced to return to their native Italy. However, the creative juices still simmered, and 2012 saw the release of their first album of all new material since 1989's 'Line Of Fire'. Jump forward four years, and with the current song-writing producing a much more melodic feel, the band brought in current Whitesnake keyboardist Michele Luppi and Perfect View's Pier Mazzini to add that extra flair. The end result is something truly special and quite possibly the best Italian Melodic Hard Rock album I've heard.

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Vocalist Giacomo Gigantelli has more than a hint of a young Claus Lessmann to his voice; that slightly accented vocal with added grit coming across so similar to what Bonfire were producing on their debut and classic 'Fireworks' album. Just listen to opening track 'Turn It Up'... damn, that's classic Bonfire right there! The opening bars of the following track 'Go!' evoke memories of the classic Bonfire ballad 'You Make Me Feel', before turning into a wonderful Melodic Rocker in its own right. Elsewhere, 'T'night' is a glorious amalgam of Gotthard at their Rocking best and Bonfire's 'Fireworks', while closing track 'Hard Rock Paradise' invokes the spirit of Night Ranger during the 'Dawn Patrol' era.

My only slight criticism would be a somewhat lack of variation in the songs with virtually all of them being up-tempo Melodic Rockers – no ballads or tracks with a harder edge. Maybe there is too much of a good thing? But really, when the songs are this good and this catchy then that would be a rather petty complaint. However, if the guys would take this into account for the follow-up, then maybe a merely great album could become a true classic!

Bruce Mee

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