"This is textured music that has a shadow of darkness living beside it, largely due to the black metal background and influences of the band members. This can be felt in The Hunt mainly indirectly, as the tapestry of the music unfolds with great beauty and soft intricacy.
Lightly ethereal in touch, yet with a weighty substance born from the absorbingly emotive nature of the music, The Hunt offers a compellingly restrained and soft experience for anyone that is looking to explore nuanced, entrancing soundscapes.
Atmospherically engaging and intimately emotive, it’s hard not to be moved by music as well-conceived and performed as this is. When the main form of music you listen to is usually aggressively distorted in one way or another, something like Ulvesang’s material can be quite arresting and refreshing. This is a work of art, one that deserves to be savoured and explored at length."
"The focal point of Ulvesang is the complimenting acoustic guitars of Alex Boyd & Ana Dujakovic. Often playing off of each other with rhythmic arpeggios and plucked melodies, their reverb laden sound is aimed to resonate with the primeval feelings within. There is a certain introspective quality to their music that evokes an array of emotions from a wistful longing to a peaceful tranquility. This time around, however, there are a few new elements peppered in. The addition of hand drums on certain tracks and the chiming bells found on “The End”, help carry certain passages. Throughout the album there are still the deep droning choral chants that help fill the space between the at times wandering, almost stream of conscious-like guitars. The overabundant use of chants, while sometimes effective, can come across more as a patch to fill the empty space between the guitars rather than strategically placed for their ability to elevate the songs. They are, however, one of this albums biggest strengths in achieving that ritualistic connection with the great wilderness."