The title fits exactly. Because on the first album of the French band Deadline the hard rock fire burns brightly. Especially singer Arnaud Restoueix shines with his performance. It's been a long time since a hard rock shouter could be so convincing. If the usual suspects such as Bon Scott, Ronnie James Dio and Robert Plant were mentioned here again, this would not do justice to the goodness of the Frenchman's vocal chords, because his powerful organ does not sound as if it was copper-plated somewhere at any stage. Exactly this mixture of bluesy and powerful vocals as well as the instrumental passages based more on eighties metal make Deadline a serious troupe. Besides the singer, the guitarists Joris Beraud and Gabriel Lect are also able to convince with their virtuosic tricks. What's not really convincing are the songs, because even after two runs there is not much left of them. This is almost made up for by the outstanding vocal and instrumental performances, but in the end deadlines also need sustainable numbers to survive.
Top track: Fire Inside