About.com (2011) - 3 Stars - "There are no surprises here, just plenty of salty buccaneer lyrics, keytar-flavored melodies, and maddeningly infectious choruses."
Revolver (13 June 2011) - 3 Stars - "An entertaining, if repetitive, collection of power-shanties, it’s ready to please anyone with brine on the brain."
Rock Sound (2 June 2011) - 7/10 - "With accordion embedded songs about midgets, it’s quite hard to dispute with how much fun their songs can be, and that’s where Alestorm succeed, in wanting nothing more than having a good time."
Hardrock Haven (16 May 2011) - 7.5/10 - "Like Korpiklaani and Finntroll, Alestorm is one of those “go to” bands when you want an album to crank up, cut loose and raise a glass (or ten), and in that area Back Through Time does its job very well."
EspyRock (5 June 2011) - 6/10 - "Alestorm’s greatest strength is also their greatest weakness – nothing here is groundbreaking by their standards, and it is all rather predictable, as far as pirate-themed metal goes."
Dangerdog Music Reviews (30 May 2011) - 3.5 Stars - "Back Through Time sure is a lot of fun. So raise a pint of your favorite brew, Matey, and hail Alestorm. Recommended."
Metal Review (8 June 2011) - 8.3/10 - "This is music to sing along with and drink to, and if that’s your cup of tea (or rum, as it were), then Back Through Time will leave you fully satisfied -- albeit a bit hung over the next morning."
Reflections of Darkness (8 June 2011) - 8.5/10 - "The whole album appears to be more courageous and aims to be more diversified while on the other hand staying safely on shore. There’s a lot of songs to bawl and bark, epic hook lines and musical surprises - what else do you need?"
Jukebox Metal (June 2011) - 2/5 - "Back Through Time sounds like a band who are cynically churning out yet another record to keep the bills paid, without any real inspiration."