Sunday, September 3, 2017


AIRBOUND is the new hope of the Italian melodic rock scene! The self-titled debut record will see the light of day this September and it's about a fine piece of pure 80's AOR/Melodic Rock stuff with the necessary modern approach that makes it a must for every melodic fan out there.

Airbound for this debut brings on board a special list of guest such as Sven Larsson (Street Talk, Raintimes, Room Experience), Davide "Dave Rox" Barbieri (Wheels Of Fire, Raintimes, Charming Grace, Room Experience), Mario Percudani (Hungryheart, Shining Line, Ted Poley Axe) & Josh Zighetti (Hungryheart, Charming Grace), who brought their experience and technical skills in order to perfectly complete a smart and focused melodic rock album.

What we have here is a damn fine sample of fine and up-tempo melodic rock stuff that recalls the late 80's scene but, also, some new bands such as Hungryheart, Wheels Of Fire and Charming Grace. Singer Tomรกs Borgogna has a strong voice and reminds me a bit of Davide Barbieri (of Wheels Of Fire).

The first couple of songs that open this debut, "Have A Good Time" and "The Sun Tomorrow", are just pure melodic rock bliss and include some really beautiful and catchy melodies, memorable choruses and strong arrangements. "Till The End" is a bit heavier, regarding the previous two, and "Don't Fade Away" is movin' to some more U.S. flavored paths. I like a lot "Don't Fade Away" 'cause it features some earlier Bon Jovi elements.

With "Zhaneta", Airbound delivers another brilliant AOR gem. A more laid-back rocker that includes a superb melody but, also, a huge guitar work (Mario Percudani and Sven Larsson are responsible for this ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ). "Wasted World" is a good tune and with "She's A Girl" the guys deliver another up-tempo and edgier track.

For damn sure, Airbound's first step is judged as successful!! As I already mentioned above, Airbound could be the next big thing of Italian melodic rock scene. They have the right ideas, they have the talent but, also, they have a bunch of some killer AOR tunes on their sleeves. Check it out!

Rating : 8/10 

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