Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    There’s definitely an ancient, unformed quality here, and it results in some of Lustmord’s most inspiring work to date.
  2. Jul 26, 2013
    Lustmord's music takes its time, but it's hard not to get absorbed into its shadowy netherworld, even if all meaning and sense in there stay resolutely out of focus.
  3. Jul 26, 2013
    The Word As Power might only have one trick, but it’s one that resonates deeply.
  4. Aug 13, 2013
    When you start to pay attention to its manifold subtleties, you’ll likely only lean in closer, noticing even more details within an album that suggests they never end.
  5. Sep 4, 2013
    Vocals bring a sense of humanity to Lustmord’s sinister temper. They’re something to hold on to as you plummet into the void, and that ensures The Word As Power resonates at the innermost and disconcerting levels.

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