Alternative Press (p.164) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "The album's quieter passages, such as the lucid, psychedelic pockets of 'Ghost Trail,' communicate mournful emotion and mystical intrigue..."
Kerrang (Magazine) (p.55) - "[W]ith both the ominous, linear drive of 'The Great Migration' and the graceful qualities displayed in pieces like 'The Lure' almost reminiscent of classic Metallica at their most progressive."
Q (Magazine) (p.135) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Taking influences from Radiohead as well as noise-rock godfathers Isis and Neurosis, it's an intense, dense an disquieting wall of sound."
Cult of Luna's fifth full-length ritual (and fourth for Earache Records) is a gloomy, yet brilliantly orchestrated, slab of doom rock. Bearing similarities to Neurosis, Crowbar, Tool, and even vintage Godflesh, the Swedish octet pushes the conventions of hard rock to new places with its combination of raw power and refined exposition. The album's concept is based on a diary entitled TALES FROM THE ETERNAL KINGDOM, which explores the outlook of a man wrongfully imprisoned for his wife's murder. Inspirational and devoid of merriment, ETERNAL KINGDOM is a fascinating album, rich with texture but harsh enough for the mosh pit.