"Through Darkness Into Light is five tracks of epic, haunting melancholia…”
- Decibel Magazine
"In a world full of musical clones and bands trying too hard to be different, The Visit have managed to naturally conceive a wholly unique presence and sound that is majestic in its vision, scope and execution."
- The Toilet Ov Hell
"[...] Singularly unique in vision and scope. With equal appeal to the metal and classical crowd (not to mention the neofolk), Through Darkness into Light is an album that needs to be experienced to appreciate fully."
- Dead Rhetoric
"The Visit’s debut full-length Through Darkness Into Light is not the sort of thing you live with casually. Instead, this is an album to sink into fully, letting its simple but impossibly rich tapestry of sound envelop you like a heavy snow in sunlight yet untouched by footfall […] Let this impossible strength live in you, and then take it with you out into the world."
- Invisible Oranges
"It's clear that The Visit has pulled off something very special here, more unique than other metal-aligned cello bands such as, say, Apocalyptica..."
"A release that should appeal to fans of both metal and classical music..."
- SLUG Magazine
"One of the most sublimely crafted and mesmeric moments of pure aural beauty you are likely to hear in a long time."
- The RingMaster Review
"Stunningly compelling [...] words fail to capture the beauty found within these five tracks."
- Metal Bandcamp
"...an almost impossibly beautiful release..."
- Angry Metal Guy
- Ottawa Showbox
- Heathen Harvest
"It's safe to say that no one else is making music quite like The Visit."
- Ottawa Citizen