"Signing to a major label has obviously given the four-piece clarity and this is their most mature release to date."
"Day's vocals lead the band's charge with a regal charisma, while the songwriting is refreshingly old-school, bereft of any occult, retro, or stoner elements which would otherwise bog this one down as 'just another new release in the pile'. Instead, Awakening the Forest is some of the better doom metal this writer has heard in a while"
"A sure-fire sign that Alunah have the potential to exist amongst the greats."
"Is there a doom band that sounds dreamier than Alunah? That’s a big reason I love this English band: they play heavy music rooted in the tradition of Saint Vitus, but the focus isn’t so much on brute force but grace."
"Whatever pagan elements might be at work throughout, Alunah‘s third album doesn’t veer from its human core, and for that, and for its marking the continued growth of the band and their coming into own in what they do, moving beyond their influences to an increasingly individualized approach, Awakening the Forest is their strongest outing yet."
"They have a true gem in their hands and the sky is the limit for them. So, do yourself the favour and the band as well and get your hands on this amazing wax!"
“Adding retro groove to doom-laden,Jex Thoth style psychedelic freak-outs,Alunah, have just one pagan alter, that of Mother Earth. They hail from the same hamlet as Sabbath and Iommi's riffs surge through their soul,This is female Magick, you have been warned.”
"The UK Doom quartet proves once more that it’s not your average Doom band, and actually shows that they got the skills and the knowledge, not only to awake an entire forest, but crush the head of every unfaithful and skeptical mind against (oc)cult female-fronted bands. Horns up, peeps, ALUNAH is back!"
"Alunah’s hazy, stoned-out psychedelic combo forms a masterful slab of earthy modern doom, rich in songwriting dynamics and featuring some of the downright catchiest vocal hooks and melodies I’ve had the pleasure of hearing on a heavy album this year."
"With bands like Cathedral and Orange Goblin flying the flag for UK doom, the Birmingham 4 piece are mere footsteps behind, if not, on par with quality, they just lack the years of touring and building the name. You can rest assured that they’ll get there in the end though, especially with albums like this. Already a massive fan of Alunah, I was already aware of the brilliance that was White Hoarhound, and to say they smashed it this time around with this release is somewhat of an understatement."
"Straightforward Black Sabbath worship with equally straightforward songs and fine emotional moments, a timeless piece"
“Ah yes, those in need of a fix of psychedelic blues doom with seductively sleazy female vocals need look no further than this Birmingham mob.”
"The second album by the UK band is a stunner. Not only is it first-rate English doom in the grand tradition of Cathedral"
"They keep the listener engaged and entertained with compositions that feel like they live and breath. This is what the best music does, regardless of the genre it falls into. Awakening the Forest is immersive, entertaining, and definitely up there with the best metal I’ve heard this year."
"This album is already been acclaimed as a future classic and masterpiece. And you know what it. It fucking is. Alunah have delivered their best work to date. This should propel the guys onto the next level of Doom/Stoner Metal"