Kenneth E. Rathburn

Reviews 100
Approval 97%

Soundoffs 532
News Articles 1
Band Edits + Tags 2
Album Edits 19

Album Ratings 532
Objectivity 74%

Last Active 02-17-17 12:54 pm
Joined 07-06-09

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Sampha Process
As a showcase for Sampha's voice, this is a fantastic listen with some subtle, complementary instrumental work. "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano" is a joy to hear.
Max Richter Three Worlds: Music from Woolf Works
The "Three Worlds," I think, are meant to be represented by the terrains through which the music moves through; the first few songs sound like pure funeral music; the middle segment has a classical/electronic sound that comes off as other-wordly in ostensible sense; the last two to three tracks then achieve the sensation of departing one world and entering the next, a seemingly split-second moment caught in stand-still, as if the price one pays for ending their life yields a pure, desolate limbo as their final, eternal burden.
Hour of Penance Cast the First Stone
Wisely short-lived and full of just enough tasty moments to make the listener feel they've had their fill all the same.
Overkill The Grinding Wheel
Overkill keep the wheel spinning with nary a bump in the road. It's a good thing Overkill on cruise control is still engaging, provided your collection isn't overflowing with everything else they've put out.
Horn Turm am Hang
Folky black metal, which is way more my speed than the usual servings we're treated to. Other than a few borderline comical moments, Turm am Hang has an intriguing if not entirely complex atmosphere, and I find it strikes the right balance between warmth and darkness.
Mors Principium Est Embers of a Dying World
A step or two above most of their contemporaries, Embers of a Dying World shows Mors Principium Est doing what they do best, which is solid, keyboard-laden melodic death metal. Granted, this is pretty much the landscape of most like-minded bands, but with a few albums under their belt, Mors Principium Est are able to execute with a touch more prowess.
Beheaded Beast Incarnate
Largely straightforward, no-frills death metal that will surely satisfy genre enthusiasts and fail to impress everyone else.

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  • BallsToTheWall Didn't know other people jammed Delain here. Good soundoff man.
    August 29 08:24 PM
  • 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

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