Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 71
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 378
Album Ratings 379
Objectivity 74%

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

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musical taste

favorite bands
Edguy Hellfire Club
You'll be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable metal album in this day and age. Hellfire Club may be over a decade old, but the production remains first-class, allowing it to fit a nostalgic attire without feeling out of place. The straightforward power/thrash metal combo is constant, turning what's fundamentally a throwback into refreshing dose of life.
Edguy Space Police - Defenders of the Crown
Maintains Edguy's fun-going nature with an effectively light blend of various subgenres. Most surprising, however, is Space Police's varying tones that distinguish each song without straying from Edguy's core sound. There's more to come back for and, despite some dragging instances, Space Police stands proud as a statement for retro-style metal to live on.
DGM Momentum
A Coke Zero iteration of progressive metal, Momentum has the sound and feel of said genre without being it through and through. This is a fun, easy metal album (play it during a videogame) that has little staying power, but may last with an occasional play.
Sabaton Heroes
Sabaton is as Sabaton does; Heroes does as Sabaton does.
Anubis Gate Horizons
Horizons sees Anubis Gate turn much of their heaviness down in favor of a smoother, natural sounding progression. Catchy and approachable, yet also benefiting from repeat listens, Horizons' many standouts are easy to fall in love with, regardless of how acquainted you are with the band and their respective genre.
Anubis Gate Anubis Gate
With a new singer and alteration in direction, Anubis Gate's self-titled release sees them touch upon a little something different with each track. Though neither bold nor resolute, Anubis Gate (as an album) shows the band doing well in all shades they tackle.
Myrath Tales of the Sands
Tales of the Sands feels true to Myrath's heritage without coming off as alienating. Quite the opposite, the music is a rare, easy-to-enjoy blend of oriental and progressive music. Not one track is carried out longer than it needs to be, allowing the album to sound focused and concise. Ultimately, this is material well worth investing the time into; it's quick to leave an impression and gradually sinks in like a massage chair (strange at first, but refreshing and easy to turn to).

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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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