“Unwilling to be stuffed into any one genre box, [The Road's] music culls freely from jazz, folk, blues and classical material, mixing them together with rich vocal arrangements and memorable hooks...and the inclusion [of several classical pieces] adds some freshness and class to an already impressive debut...Had ["Breathless"] been released 25 years ago, it should have been a radio classic...'Requiem'...has a soulful, passionate vocal delivery and a gentle arrangement suitable for the song's message of wistful recollection and loss. The guitar solo here is wonderful...and in ['Bipolar'], moments come close to achieving the kind of intensity that was King Crimson's calling card...[which] is strong praise indeed...DRIFT is a welcome introduction to a band worthy of being added to a "check them out" list.”
"[The Road's] jazzy, original form of progressive rock is quite interesting. Their song structures are challenging and these guys can definitely play...The arrangement in the opener ['Breathless'] is stunning and the vocals are up there with the best of them...the music on ['All Time'] is purely awesome...and 'Fly Away' is another powerful cut [with] some particularly tasty guitar solos...['One Small Kindness'] is another highlight of the disc that really rocks out...and in ["Yellow Wood"], another powerful progressive rock cut, a lot of the instrumental interplay borders on brilliant...This album is very good and presents a new interpretation of progressive rock that should appeal to both classic prog fans and those addicted to neo-prog. It's a fine start and shows a lot of promise for the future."
Music Street Journal
"'Drift' is the debut album from The Road, an exciting band who combine progressive rock, alternative, folk, jazz and funk influences into a very stimulating sound that should appeal to a variety of listeners...rich vocal harmonies, complex guitar lines, and melodic horns...with plenty of synths, clever drum rhythms and tasty guitar solos...this is a fun debut from a talented band...that is really trying something different."
Sea of Tranquility
"The technical prowess of Yes and...Adrian Belew-period King Crimson converge on The Road’s debut. Through 11 flowing songs, The Road weave stories through tapestries of sound that stay in constant motion. The alternative prog compositions of Phish also come to mind as the songs rise and fall with the changes of the tide. 'Someone Like Me' twists with the jazzy groove of an upbeat Dave Matthews Band track. This is an album that classically trained musicians will love and people who prefer quieter, gentler music will appreciate."
The Big Takeover
"'Drift' features eleven mind-blowing tracks...able to please right off the bat due to its peerless beauty, elegance and completeness...I can't frankly find any flimsy point on this album...the guitar-work is consistent [and skilled]...[there are] subtle bass lines with impressive rhythm changes...the drumming is impeccable...and the beautiful wind instruments and [vocals bring] a real shine to the album. "Drift" is...one of the best and most creative releases to get to my ears...[and] is definitely a great find for people like me who need music as [much] as we need oxygen to keep on living. This album is highly recommended."
Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal