"Writing long, epic and spiraling songs with just as many moments of pure beauty as there are moments of brutality is a good start. Giving black metal's typical wall of sound production a makeover by focusing on coldness and clarity in the guitar sound, while still maintaining a feeling of vastness doesn't hurt their cause either. Plus Withered displays an overall proggy versatility that makes them come across like a darker, more tortured version of Mastodon or Baroness. Fans of progressive minded black metal like Nacthmystium, Deathspell Omega, and Wolves In The Throne Room are going to eat this stuff up, but Withered is its own beast and displays its own sonic identity. And it's because of their unique take on the sound that they are able to run with the best of the pack, if not ahead of it entirely."
"Withered navigate the mirage-like tightrope between death, black, sludge and post metal in that distant hinterland of experimental zeitgeist triangulated between the noise punk of Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan; the reclaimed, arhythmic metal fallout of Mastodon, Intronaut; and the scorched earth apoplexy of Rwake and Eyehategod."
"Bands like Withered are the future of heavy metal. These guys have essentially thrown the rulebook out the window and culled their favorite parts from their record collections, ultimately producing something far more interdisciplinary and engrossing than 99% of metal’s endless genre study acts. Folie Circulaire had me riveted from its opening strains to the last moments, and you’ll better believe I’ll be returning to this one. Fuckin’ awesome."