"Darryl Shepard, previously of notable Boston outfits like Milligram and Hackman, helms and comprises Blackwolfgoat, and on his full-length debut, Dragonwizardsleeve, he reminds that loops, drones and noise aren’t necessarily relegated as tools only for hipster art students or freakout psychedelics. Somehow, this drone rocks. While Blackwolfgoat’s debut is challenging, its lonely heaviness manages to cross the divide between desolate black metal, doom, drone and even some classic heavy psych at the end. This leads me to believe the album’s limited appeal – being solo, instrumental guitar – is offset by the sonic diversity and that those who don’t ordinarily get down with this kind of indulgence might be doing right by checking in on what Dragonwizardsleeve has to offer."
"As a first outing, Shepard seems to have a remarkable vision in place of what he wants this band to be, and he carries it across with confidence and clarity throughout these six songs, which have just enough in them to keep the easily bored occupied and the willingly entranced under their spell for the duration."