"I must confess I am lost for words to describe this masterpiece from Elder. Some bands match expectations with new releases, some disappoint but Elder have exceeded all possible expectations with 'Dead Roots Stirring'. Their last album was amazing in as much as the band was very young as a band and as individuals; now some time has passed and they have progressed into one of the finest heavy bands in the world."
"It is still uncompromisingly heavy but there has been a slight shift into more progressive, complex song structures and hypnotic rhythms. They are trying to mine new ground with this album and what they have dragged up is stunning. Where as the last album was all about gargantuan monster-riffing, this album has a more cosmic, psychedelic direction which has the band pushing in all directions. If you were seeking a repeat of earlier works, you may be disappointed. There is nothing on this album to compare with the straight-ahead pulverizing riffing of a 'Riddle of Steel Pt. 1' but what it is lacking in that vein it more than makes up for it in other mind-bending ways. In my opinion, 'Dead Roots Stirring' will go down in history as their timeless masterpiece."