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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    [Goatwhore delivers] another album of relentless and refined blackened death metal that speaks volumes about the band's level of craftsmanship.
  2. Aug 9, 2012
    40
    Much here to relish: cold riff sleet ("Parasitic Scriptures of the Sacred Word"), while warplane thrust in "Death to the Architects of Heaven" and backup "An End to Nothing" top off Blood for the Master. But sound execution can't overcome a sadly generic whole.
  3. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    Their albums just get better and increasingly fun to listen, and Blood for the Master confirms that.
  4. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    It finds the band sounding leaner and more direct than ever before, [11 Feb 2012, p.52]
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    80
    Blood For The Master veers expertly from bleak, blasting extremity to crazy-eyed thrash to ruinous punk rock, often all within the same song but never to the detriment of the band's core malevolent oh-so-metallic aggression. [Apr 2012, p.105]
  6. Mar 20, 2012
    48
    For a band that's lyrically so devoted to upsetting the order, Goatwhore sound unequivocally content with replaying the past.
  7. Apr 4, 2012
    50
    Blood for the Master represents Goatwhore reverting back to their less-than-great death/thrash sonic territory, which is good for a quick listen, but not much more.

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