"Obelisk riffs of ritual and tradition, revelations from the mouth of madness, reverberations that move the soul: Horse Latitudes have come a long way since 2010’s Gathering, which left this lurker speechless. The staple skyscraper riffs, low-end worship and oral harmonies have all been strengthened by deep introspection. Joining them is a wealth of nuance and subtlety that makes Awakening an album unparalleled in character and size."
"Through shadowy lyricism, occult tinges and compulsive riff work, Horse Latitudes have built a monument to the deepest, most primitive framework of doom available to man. It is immediately affecting as primeval, unhinged rhythms are veiled in delicate touches of heathen ritual. Horse Latitudes weave their occult tapestry like no other. The dual-bass mantra that “resonates with the flesh, as an impulsive expression of living and life” is diabolically heavy. Vocal chants and cymbal splashes pile are meditative and hypnotic, while refrains, tempo shifts and varied drum fills suggest a band improving beyond the template their debut laid down."