• Record Label: N/A
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2014
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 30, 2014
    90
    Heart-rending, arterial and woundingly authentic, As The Stars is a hell of a record to drop on Valentine's day.
  2. 80
    As the Stars is an album that can be appreciated on a purely musical level and a meditative level.
  3. May 30, 2014
    80
    As The Stars is an album for the wide black metal audience, because it shows how bands don’t always have to choose a side and then put up blinders to the world around them. Things can be integrated, but only insofar as the breadth of a band’s musical vision and their talent in transcribing that vision into their songwriting. Woods of Desolation are more than adept at both.
  4. May 30, 2014
    80
    There have definitely been many bold and exciting extreme metal releases as of recent, but As The Stars is not just daring--it’s incredibly listenable, too.
  5. May 30, 2014
    80
    It’s beautiful and devastating in that way that all the best albums are, and that in and of itself is worth some attention.

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