WINDING ROAD is a new band in the enormous Swedish flora of melodic hard rock and AOR bands. The line-up is JAN HEDLUND (drums, vocals), MAGNUS ÅKERLUND (guitars, bass, keyboards, vocals) and JONAS TYSKHAGEN (lead vocals). AOR nerds may recognize drummer Hedlund from the good AOR band COASTLINE, who released a self-titled album in 2003 on Vinny Records (Avalon in Japan).
Here’s the first single, “On my own again”, from WINDING ROAD and it shows class right away. Rocking AOR with a slight pop touch as well, making me think of a mix of ALIAS and JOURNEY although still with their own sound. And the sound is really good, being tasty for fans of both modern melodic rock and what we got in the 80’s. Well done, indeed.