"AKTAION managed to pull something incredible with “Above Empires”, fully controlling their musical terrain, and to what it’s worth, the outcome is far more elevated than anything I’d expect a band of their calibar to produce. Keep an eye out for the Halmstaders AKTAION – they might become the band that the Melodic Death Metal camp was yearning for, with its paean coming to a sudden end in recent years."
-- Metal Temple 2019-09-11
"Few things can put the sting on like straight-up Euro metal. Sometimes nuance and solid songwriting take away from an album’s heaviness, its true power. These Swedes haven’t suffered this affliction, as The Parade Of Nature is, basically, heavy as shit. But it’s also something worth listening to not just because you can bang away for hours on repeat. Now it’s time for you to engage in some self-discovery!"
-- Metalsucks 2016-07-29
"“The Parade of Nature” is an extremely entertaining and powerful album that cannot be passed up. Should you want something that is different as well as being pulled off excellently well, Aktaion has got just the ticket for you with “The Parade of Nature”!"
-- Head-Banger Reviews 2016-07-10