"Next time someone asks me how I like my metal I will reply, ‘I like it THE HORDE style.’
"Bands like this are why I do this site. From the first note, it’s obvious they’re in it for the right reasons."
"I gazed upon these warriors of steel for the first time at Central Illinois Metalfest 2010 and right away, I knew I'd found a band after my own heart."
“From Empire to Ashes doesn't pretend to be anything other than what it is, and that's bone crunching metal.”
"An introduction to unapologetic, sword-wielding metal from the midwest masters of mayhem!"
“And while their general approach is to turn everything up to eleven and stay there, they seem to always find a way to get even louder and heavier to push a song to its peak.”
“Moreover, the foursome have a real grasp on old-school power metal values, spicing them up with the odd tincture of thrash and doom. ”