Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 92
Approval 97%

Soundoffs 492
News Articles 1
Band Edits + Tags 2
Album Edits 14

Album Ratings 493
Objectivity 74%

Last Active 01-11-17 10:02 am
Joined 07-06-09

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Katatonia Last Fair Deal Gone Down
The mental equivalent of drowning in a thick swamp at night while suffering the side effects of anti-depressants.
Katatonia Tonight's Decision
Slightly overlooked album that seems to worsen for the first few listens, but eventually wins you over again. There's still a distinct sense of a band shifting gears, wondering just which direction to take or settle on, but for this point in their career, Katatonia made a nice, accessible album to lure unsuspecting listeners in.
Katatonia Discouraged Ones
Katatonia tear one foundation down and begin another, resulting in a flimsy album with fleeting moments of promise. Discouraged Ones has an accessible outer shell with the impressions of a solid filling without achieving fulfillment.
Justin Hurwitz La La Land (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Blissful music for an ethereal film, those who are inspired to see La La Land (which you should be) will be inspired to buy the soundtrack to carry a piece of the movie with them. Even non-musical fans are urged to experience either.
Katatonia Brave Murder Day
If thunderstorms could produce music, this would be the result.
Katatonia Dance of December Souls
Dance of December Souls doesn't exactly blend in with the rest of Katatonia's catalog, but it does possess the same power of growth over multiple listens. The slow nature of this album is only amplified by how thick and heavy the music is. It's certainly not for the faint of heart, nor is it for those looking to get a quick fix. This is an album that demands time and patience, possibly more so than other Katatonia albums. And though the entire affair isn't without problems, dedicated listeners will be hard-pressed to find an album that begins to match Dance of December Souls' bleak, desperate atmosphere.
Fates Warning Theories of Flight
My first dive into Fates Warning catalog and I must say, if they keep going with a sound and style like this, I'm completely on board. Theories of Flight is the very embodiment of an excellent contemporary prog rock/metal album. I'm particularly fond of the longer tracks drawing upon much more emotional range, but they are a nice offset to the predominantly heavy tracks that comprise the rest of the album. Regardless, the entire package is solid and easy to return to with enjoyment and curiosity.

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  • BallsToTheWall Didn't know other people jammed Delain here. Good soundoff man.
    August 29 08:24 PM
  • NocteDominum https://thesonicsensory.com/join-the-team/ Hey dude. Hope you seriously consider.
    June 22 09:06 AM
  • ijy10152 So I've read a few of your reviews and I really like your writing style. I help manage the website Progulator.com and I was wondering if you'd like to write with us.
    June 15 01:52 AM
  • Piripichotes nah man, I was being serious! Hope you make it, not so many metal reviewers around...
    February 25 10:49 AM
  • Piripichotes LOL, I like that mashup of KSE and MorsPcpmEst.... I thought you'd be busy and wet from listening to the new Kanye....
    February 18 06:32 AM

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