All posts by Ryan Tysinger

I listen to music, then I write about it. On Twitter @d00mfr0gg (Outro: The Winds Of Mayhem)

Diamonds & Rust: Raven – Life’s A Bitch

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of these albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

Hellripper – Black Arts & Alchemy Review

If Hellripper doesn’t slow down, their discography page is going to be rivaling that of the satanic thrash speedy boys in Abigail in just a few short years. But Hellripper never slows down. The brainchild

Mors Vincit Omnia: A Spotlight On Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Part 2

“Dear Friends…” Or so begin the always welcome mailing list updates from Sentient Ruin Laboratories with news on upcoming releases, sales, and the usual kind of information one would expect from an independent record label.

Mors Vincit Omnia: A Spotlight On Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Part 1 — The Interview

It’s not a secret that the role of a record label has changed drastically in the age of the internet. Nowhere is this more true than in the underground, where endeavors are driven by genuine

Suspiral: “The Antithesis Of Time” Track Premeire

Sometimes the only way to conquer something is by feeding it. Immersing yourself in it, becoming it. Going against what every instinct embedded in your subconscious screams against in protest. Stepping into the fire, you

Chevalier – Destiny Calls Review

Let’s take a moment, if we may, to talk about the “ah-ha” moment. That moment when all of a sudden, an album just clicks. Sometimes it comes right away, sometimes after two or three listens,

Vigilance – Enter The Endless Abyss Review

Have any two bastard children of the blues been as intertwined as punk and heavy metal? One would be hard pressed to make a strong enough case to dispute it. Sure, plenty of other rock-oriented

Magnabolt – Magnabolt Review

There’s a lot to be said for first impressions, especially in an age where new releases are coming out faster than listeners can possibly hear them all. This first impression could be one of many