Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 85
Approval 97%

Soundoffs 456
Album Ratings 457
Objectivity 74%

Last Active 02-23-16 12:35 am
Joined 07-06-09

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Don't know why I'm honestly surprised by the divisiveness this project has drawn. I will say that once you get past the novelty and start paying attention to the music itself, the cracks become apparent. This is a band you need to watch accompanying videos for in order to fully enjoy. Thankfully, they have several music videos between this and Metal Resistance, so as long as you have access to YouTube, keep your indulgence in BABYMETAL limited to that and you'll have a much better time.
Hammock Departure Songs
Caught somewhere between limbo and a collection of lucid dreams, but perhaps too prolonged for its own good.
Votum :KTONIK:
Brooding, atmospheric and transcendent, Votum arguably reach their artistic peak on the bizarrely titled :KTONIK:, slipping through post and progressive elements in a way that easily calls to fans of recent Katatonia albums.
Heavenly Virus
Heavenly have an energetic potential to them that won't likely be realized, but the music here is more than catchy enough to end up a cut above the rest.
The Contortionist Language
Considerably more ethereal than their previous material, Language sees The Contortionist reaching a progressive, melodic plateau, taking cues not unlike older groups while retaining a decidedly modern exterior all the same.
Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika
After listening to Jumalten Aika, I'm ashamed to say that this is only my first full outing with the blackened folk brilliance of Moonsorrow. What a release, easy Album of the Year contender already. I love that the band can draw their songs out while mostly keeping disinterest at bay, especially in the later tracks. The dark nature of their black metal elements is definitely present, but the fact they go for a touch of folk means the music has a melodic flair that other similar artists simply can't (or won't) replicate. This plays so much to Moonsorrow's favor, because while the music is undoubtedly on the moody side, it's also surprisin
Epica Requiem for the Indifferent
Requiem for the Indifferent barely manages to be an above average record, going for bleak sense that leaves the listener feeling, well, indifferent. It's enjoyable, but hardly compels one to keep coming back.

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  • 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
  • Piripichotes Check out the australian scene, they're putting out good stuff, bands like Gods Of Eden and Teramaze...
    February 15 03:29 PM

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