After its release, The Negation received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. William York of Allmusic praised the production saying [...] is far better than on most of the big-name death metal albums released in the early 2000s. It's clear and full sounding, yet without being overly slick or digitally sanitized." While Jill Mikkelson of Exclaim! praised songwriting "All ten songs are delivered with debilitating momentum and quirky time changes, humiliating most contemporary metal outfits. Slower grooves paired with bludgeoning drumming create a crisp but exceptionally intense sound that has developed into their own."