All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Skulmagot – Skulled To Death Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. First appearances can be deceiving. For example, I know I would expect a band with a name like Skulmagot to be some sort of gregrnd band or, at

Ruin – Human Annihilation Review

There was no saving the film. Too much blood had seeped its way over the cells and dried to a dark brown crust. Besides, who has a reel-to-reel projector anymore? Luckily, the audio accompaniment was

Cultes Des Ghoules – Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths Review

There’s something to be said for truth in advertising. Not only can album art give an idea of the music within, but sometimes the very title can hint at what’s to be expected. Polish black

Deathhammer – Chained To Hell Review

Let’s face it, sinner—when you die, you will be judged, and, more likely than not, your soul shall be cast forever into the eternal pits of Hell for an existential torture the human mind cannot

Archgoat – The Luciferian Crown Review

Founded just before the dawn of the second-wave of black metal, Archgoat spawned at an exciting time—when black metal was just beginning to forge its own sonic identity rather than just being speedy heavy metal

Rebel Wizard – Voluptuous Worship Of Rapture And Response Review

To get into the right frame of mind for Voluptuous Worship Of Rapture And Reason, picture an ideal raw, atmospheric black metal album cover—the dark, sinister melancholy of a dead forest, the gaping maw of

Spirals – Spirals Review

FAST RITES: Because sometimes brevity is fundamental The slip into insanity can be comforting. Let go. We are on a rock that is spinning wildly out of control throughout the cosmos, so what’s the point

Satan – Cruel Magic Review

One of the more tragic aspects of the genre-defining New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was that few bands managed to continue the momentum after the peak of the movement. By the mid-80s, many acts