The four star rating awarded by CCM Magazine's Bert Saraco for the "Shimmering guitars, reverb-drenched vocals and the signature wall of fuzz-box sound make this album a delight for long-time fans of The Choir." The four and a half stars rating awarded by Jesus Freak Hideout's Mark Rice, thinking "this impeccably written, melancholy storm of emotion and experience is a poster child for quality."AXS.com Dan Macintosh wrote of the album's sound "is just so beautifully Choir-y, it almost ought to be trademarked. However, this album’s exceptions to Choir-esque sounds are what make it so doggone exceptional."  Popdose.com's Dw. Dunphy described his response to the effort as "...a mystery held together with gratitude, especially when the results are albums like Shadow Weaver."