"Its punk-rock roots, the blues, and garage psychedelic rock inform its current sound, as do bands like Butthole Surfers and Motorhead . . . Their music fuses genres, creating something enveloping and attractive, something originally familiar."
- Liz Tracy, County Grind - New Times Broward-Palm Beach Music
"Mixing noirish atmospheric post-rock, reverberating punk, sluggish stoner sludge pacing, and early metal riffing, the Lake Worth trio of Astaroth Crowley, Robb Erwin, and Tom Beals cohesively meshes all the music that’s likely sitting in their record collection."
- William Alton, Beached Miami, "Top 50 South Florida Songs of 2012"
"There is no mumbling from Black Seal behind a curtain of feedback and reverb; vocals are shouted and at times screamed with zealous clarity over the strained grind of an overdriven guitar."
- Brennan Forsyth, Broward-Palm Beach New Times
"Think of Black Seal as the type of band you put on when it's time to settle up to the bar, have a whiskey or three and then look for some trouble. The gritty and raw sounds of off-tuned guitar and humming bass setting the pace of your heartbeat and throbbing inside your head. A soundtrack asking for trouble and knowing full well it will be worth it in the end."
- Joe Witthaus, Ride With The Devil
"This band is all things 'Heavy Planet'. They bring doom, sludge, stoner metal, and psychedelia. Seriously, miss this and you miss our mission."
- Seth Grennan, Heavy Planet