"It moves from funeral doom dirges, to pummeling black metal, to airy prog rock, to blistering blackened doom, and none of it feels out of place. I'm not even sure if I should be in awe of its compositions or how convincing the performances and production make them feel. I'm just in awe."
"This is not only clearly the project's best record, but also it finally cleared the path to what I imagine Cursed Cemetery always should've been: compelling eerie music. Rarely does a record jump from dark ambient to blackened drone to doom to jammy post to blacknoise to funeral doom and still sound cohesive."
"The greatest strength of the music is not the arrangements or the vocal performance or its creativeness, but in how all these elements work together for a common goal: making the listener feel the story."
"This time around the black metal is more hardcore-infused and sporting chaotic riffs and blasts that often feel closer to Converge than anything Serpent Column did before. All the hardcore and math elements finally clicked with me as more than mere extensions of the black metal sounds, but more as standing on their own feet alongside the black metal."
"In many ways, Kathodos represents Theophonos stepping in exactly the direction I was hoping he would with Serpent Column. The careful layering and compositional intricacy of the project is still present, but it's been infused with a greater sense of direction, pacing, and memorability that makes it feel a bit more organic and overall easier to get into."