“Philadelphia's Ashencult play black metal with 90's era Scandinavian trappings. In other words, it's good, and ready for a wider audience.”
“If someone can, they will pick this band up—they just released my favorite black metal record of 2012 so far.”
"While many black metal bands can fall into repetition and a lack of creativity, Ashencult display a hideously dexterous ability to twist their songs into different shapes and tempos. It is this versatility that serves as their greatest strength, and it makes “Black Flame Gnosis” one of the better black metal releases of the year. "
“Ashencult's filthy Black Flame Gnosis should satiate fans of Woe, Infernal Stronghold and Bestial Mockery in equal measure. This under-the-radar blast of recklessness links up with Mgla and Odz Manouk to form 2012's most fearsome trinity of raw, unrelenting blackness.”