Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 103
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Album Edits 22

Album Ratings 557
Objectivity 75%

Last Active 02-28-17 9:59 am
Joined 07-06-09

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Before The Dawn 4:17 AM
It's enjoyable and has the right pieces in place, but 4:17 AM feels underdeveloped, and is missing more of those harsh vocals to give the music some bark. Not bad, and certainly enjoyable in the right mindset, but far from a staple or go-to.
Caspian The Four Trees
Caspian's debut is enchanting but just shy of complete immersion, which does dampen a bit of the potential takeaway. It's not that there's a lack of captivation, quite the opposite, but there is a sense that the album could work so much more eloquently if it was wholly committed, which it only flickers at.
Caspian Tertia
A slice of nightly seclusion, even in the heat of a sunny day. Basically, this album is enchanting and occasionally borders on being a masterpiece.
The Raven Age Darkness Will Rise
Bland metalcore that fails to earn its demanding length (75 minutes). While the music is technically functional with somewhat redeeming vocals and adequate production, it's in dire need of several jumpstarts.
Lights and Motion Dear Avalanche
Hammock and Two Steps from Hell had a baby. It's almost too poppy and upbeat for its own good, but damn does it put you in a good mood.
Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight
The sound of a band taking a step back and wanting to establish a different identity. I'm glad this band lost their charm on me when they did, because my even more impressionable mind probably would've derived little enjoyment from this album. Going in with a mostly objective view, I can say that Minutes to Midnight is an enjoyable, occasionally strong and generally composed listen. It loses some momentum and spark near the end, but I think I'll have an easier time revisiting this than Hybrid Theory and Meteora.
Made in Mexico Zodiac Zoo
You ever go to a zoo and hear unintelligible announcements screech through the old, wretched speakers? Those announcements are actually samples from this album.

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  • Jom You should be all set. It looks like you changed your e-mail recently and never got the confirmation e-mail. Thanks for letting me know!
    February 28 07:43 AM
  • ExplosiveOranges congrats on making contrib bro. haven't talked to you much before, but i hope that'll change soon.
    February 27 10:03 PM
  • kingdedethefifth Not a problem but as a contrib I expect you to keep up on all and anything Katatonia ;)
    February 27 09:33 PM
  • kingdedethefifth Hey, good job getting contributor dude. You've put some awesome feedback on my reviews before plus you reviewed all of Katatonias albums and that alone makes you awesome in my book.
    February 27 03:50 PM
  • MercuryToHell Perfect reward for 100 reviews, just discovering your Billy Joel discography reviews, worth the promotion on them alone!
    February 27 09:16 AM

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