A GHOSTLY FOLK AIR SURROUNDS BLOOD AND SUN'S "CEDAR SMOKE"
A.V. Club / 2014

"With violin, cello, hammered dulcimer, and subtle, tribal percussion consuming the negative space around the acoustic guitar and cavernous lead vocals of Luke Tromiczak, 'Cedar Smoke' evokes the ghosts of eons past—and the omen of flickering shadows to come."

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FOLK IS 2014'S HEAVIEST MUSIC
A.V. Club / 2014

“'Cast the runes / Of what will be / Blindly turn on destiny,' intones Blood and Sun’s Luke Tromiczak on 'Cedar Smoke,' one of White Storms Fall’s most quietly thunderous tracks. Like a tribal rite synched to a lurching folk strum, the album is a particularly strong example of neofolk circa 2014: mournful yet meditative, attuned to the turning of death into life and back again."

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BLOOD AND SUN: LIFE IS A DANGEROUS THING
Interview / Citypages / Minneapolis, Minnesota / 2014

"White Storms Fall is an ambitious work. The album is a sweeping journey through dark and light, carried by solemnly chiming strings and swelling percussion. Tromiczak's voice is deep and sorrowful, lifting above the steady drone of what he describes as 'heathen folk.' The lyrics are heartfelt, complex yet straightforward, drawing upon themes that Tromiczak holds particularly dear."

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CAIN'S ORCHARD
Interview / Malachy O’Brien / 2016

"Luke Tromiczak has risen to prominence as the intellectual mind behind Blood & Sun but hasn’t had many opportunities to elaborate on the philosophy and influences behind his music. There are few contemporary neofolk artists that don’t think outside the mainstream social dogma, so Malachy O’Brien took the opportunity to sit down with Tromiczak to attempt to pry out these thoughts and their application to his art."

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CVLT NATION’S TOP 6 NEOFOLK RELEASES OF 2014
CVLT Nation / 2014

Founder, songwriter, and vocalist Luke Tromiczak’s neofolk band, Blood and Sun, wowed everyone with this, their debut album on Pesanta Urfolk . . . The LP is heavy on atmosphere — a rainy, dark, nostalgic journey through the dusk of the soul."

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BLOOD AND SUN AT ST VITUS BAR
Two Guys Metal Reviews / 2015

"They have a wonderfully rich and deep sound that is hard to ignore. It reflects the internal power that this kind of music can have and allows the heart to ring out as you find yourself lost ever deeper in their doomy and quasi-apocalyptic sounds."