"Hailing from Italy, One Starving Day are a four-piece band that, at times, sounds more like ten or fifteen people playing music. Their sound is full and emotive conveying enough raw moods and feeling in each musical piece that begs for one to pay attention. Besides similarities to Godspeed You! Black Emperor, there are also elements of Neurosis as well that lend to an interesting mix of sounds."
"Saying that One Starving Day is a lesser version of Neurosis is no dis. It's a fine wellspring from which to draw. If Neurosis move mountains and scar the sky, One Starving Day build a good garden, with a gnarled oak nearby. This Italian group may not play new tones, but it pitches them perfectly, which is perhaps more important. There are a few heavy moments, but mostly this album remains in indefinite suspension, spreading wings, not landing. That's fine, though. The digressions open small but palpable cuts - cello drones, string overtones, volume swells that clamp shut like unrequited love's hope. The production is natural, exposed, and so is the packaging, a matte-finish gatefold with matter-of-fact typewriter font. Old Dischord releases come to mind. These guys have hardcore punk backgrounds, and it shows."
"Italy's One Starving Day has been touted as the middle ground between Godspeed You Black Emperor and Neurosis, and while this comparison is not completely unfounded, it is far from being totally accurate as well. The bulk of the album is instrumental with long, winding interludes featuring synths and strings; a less enthralling Godspeed is a sufficient description. However, the band also utilizes heavy, distorted guitars and Isis-like throaty yelling on their louder parts. These heavier parts are where the band shines, as the artists' take on that Isis/Neurosis sound is more unique than most with a high amount of melody and excellent use of strings. It sort of has that arty vibe that the newest Cult of Luna record has. The mood and atmosphere Broken Wings Lead Arms to the Sun is great, if they can manage to take this sound and further their writing abilities, the future is bright for One Starving Day."