CD REVIEW Points North

Band : Points North
Album title : Road Less Traveled
Label : Magna Carta
Distributor : Bertus
Release Date : 13/03/2012
Release : CD

While listening to this album, I was taken back to the days when guitar virtuosos like Joe Satriani or Steve Vai released their first albums.  Which makes it obvious that this is an instrumental album.

The band consists of three members, guitarist Eric Barnett – finalist in Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar competition, drummer Kevin Aiello and finally bassist  Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake).   

As far as I’m concerned, even for a purely instrumental album this sounds good. I’ve always found it difficult to listen to an entire instrumental album, and my opinion surely hasn’t changed, but if you split this album up in two or three listening sessions, it’s endurable.  Don’t expect metal though, it’s decent, instrumental rock, played by people who know their instruments.


Erik Morren.