Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 71
Approval 96%

Soundoffs 383
Album Ratings 384
Objectivity 74%

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

Forum Posts 2
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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.
Tiluland Axes of the Universe
Truly a breath of revitalizing air. The album doesn't deliver consistently enough to earn classic status, but the great moments are still rich and plentiful. Varied, sometimes enthralling and occasionally haunting, Tiluland's debut makes one yearn for an immediate follow-up, but also wonder if the magic can be repeated.
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.

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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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