Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 72
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 386
Album Ratings 387
Objectivity 74%

Last Active 09-10-11 3:19 pm
Joined 07-06-09

Forum Posts 2
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musical taste

favorite bands
Sabaton Coat of Arms
Listen once and you get the gist, but that won't hamper the fun to have while listening. Sabaton employ their recipe on Coat of Arms as well as anyone could expect. Of course, this also means wanting to see them live while listening.
Firewind Allegiance
A generic slab of power/thrash metal. I feel the production is meant to sound nostalgic, but little space exists for music so trapped in the 80's, especially when it's this unremarkable.
Kamelot Haven
This is a small step in the right direction. In most respects, this is more of what we've seen Kamelot do before--with some thematic exceptions, but the fact we're getting some truly fun and catchy tracks again is what makes Haven feel as refreshing as it does. Half of the album achieves a level of desire to repeat individual songs, something severely missing from the last decade of the band's catalog. For that alone, Haven has my recommendation, despite its own redundancies.
Devin Townsend Project Ghost
Discovering this album is like falling in love with your first crush, only you never part ways. You instead enjoy and embrace each other in the most serene tranquility possible.
Nightwish Endless Forms Most Beautiful
This album reminds me of most videogames nowadays, post-patch. They're wonderfully detailed and boast incredible production, but it's lacking...as if engagement and stimulation were hardly of concern and slipped the crew's minds. There's fun to be had, but hardly enough to encourage frequent returns, much less in the long run.
Megadeth United Abominations
After a fantastic opening, United Abominations stumbles into stagnation. A couple tracks may have moments or aspects that stand above the rest, but these are incremental touches.
Angtoria God Has A Plan For Us All
Sarah Jezebel Deva is God Has a Plan for Us All's main attraction and asset. Without her voice, this is merely some gothic/symphonic effort that rings like an Epica imitation--band some would contend as an imitation to begin with.

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  • scottpilgrim10 Well that's good, ODESZA was kinda boring so I'd recommend starting out with the classics of the genre
    September 14 11:45 AM
  • scottpilgrim10 you've been on sput for over 5 years, and you never checked electronic music until now?
    September 13 08:50 PM
  • ChoccyPhilly Looking forward to the Sonata Arctica discog man. One of my favourite bands for sure and I'd love to see their threads more active on this site
    August 21 09:26 PM
  • OmairSh More soundoffs than ratings, nice :P. Also back from the reviewing hiatus I see
    July 21 10:11 PM
  • DoctorVelvet Work on your writing style. It's bloated and awkward (though you probably feel like you're coming off as incredibly intelligent).
    December 5 08:22 PM

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