All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Diamonds & Rust: Blood Money – Red, Raw And Bleeding! + Battlescarred

It is nigh-impossible to discuss the early days of heavy metal–especially in the U.K.–without at least mentioning the socio-economic conditions that allowed it to multiply like bacteria in a warm, damp Petri dish. From the

Ascended Dead – Evenfall Of The Apocalypse Review

Ascended Dead’s 2017 debut, Abhorrent Manifestation, ripped its way through a marked year for death metal. It was a favorite of the year for me: a riff-a-minute barrage with primal underpinnings of Possessed, Sarcófago, and Necrovore

Gabestok – Med Freden Kommer Hadet Review

The Soil The crest of first-wave black metal is a bed of nutrient-rich gravesoil. While thrash was pushing into more progressive or commercially viable territories and death metal was beginning to find its own sheen

Track Premiere: Shadows – Night Stalker

“Nightstalker,” the opening track off the forthcoming Out For Blood, emerges from a twilight mist. The rustle of wind in the trees and the cawing of crows set the stage. The soft guitar strums a

Track Premiere: Concilium – “Between The Moon And The Mountain”

In metal, it is often times easy to get swept away in this romantic vision of Death. Whether it be the mournful, wilted funeral flowers of My Dying Bride or the gorephillic brutality of Cannibal

Minenwerfer – Feuerwalze Review

28 June, 1914: Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. 28 July, 1914: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia. A chain of alliances kicks off a multinational conflict, sparking the European

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Enlightened In The Gleam Of The Scythe, Its Blade Reflecting Funeral Pyres Of The Black Metal Underground

A new moon has passed once again, and yet again I find myself on a bit of a fools errand, seeking to read truth in something as erroneous as the black arts. Contradiction is its

Profane Order – One Nightmare Unto Another Review

[Cover art by Nether Temple Design] Profane Order have made quite a name for themselves in the corner of metal where Blasphemy reigns supreme, where altars to the likes of Archgoat are constructed beneath a