All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Cover art by P. Van Trigt

Track Premiere: 8 Hour Animal – “Wake”

8 Hour Animal certainly wants to fuck up your Tuesday. “Wake,” the concluding track to the New York industrial/noise project’s second work Resigner, emerges after a hypnotic whitewash at the end of “Pushing Myself Down.” In

Hinsides – Under Betlehems Brinnande Stjärna Review

When Darkthrone first released A Blaze In The Northern Sky, the high-contrast black-and-white photo of the single band member for the cover was wild. It’d never really been done like that before. It was crafted to

Cover art is “Pluto and Charon" (1972) by David A. Hardy

Darkthrone – Eternal Hails…… Review…….

What’s in a name? I don’t recall precisely when I first heard Darkthrone’s name – unfortunately I was a pitiful excuse for a metal fan at four years old when Soulside Journey was released. I didn’t

Alternate art for the Awakening Records version of Mayhemic's Mortuary Feast Of Skeletons.
Art by Wang Jiabin (Uncle3 Art)

La Fragua Del Fin Del Mundo: Thirteen Spells Of Chilean Witching Metal

Part I: The End Of The World Chile is nestled between giants. Towering in the east are the Andes, the longest mountain range in the world, and the largest in the Western Hemisphere. To the

Cover by Belial Necroarts

Track Premiere: Concilium – “From The Chalice”

Consciousness attaches to reality like the grape to the vine, the tendrils clinging to the flower of sanity that springs from the plant that connects us all to the collective rationality. But sometimes grapes fall.

Heavy Sentence – Bang To Rites Review

Lemmy Kilmister’s preference for The Beatles over the Rolling Stones is fascinating. To a degree, it makes sense: After all, Lemmy did spend plenty of time pushing the psychedelic parameters rock ‘n’ roll in Hawkwind.

Pus – Pus Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Pus waste no time getting straight to business, and neither should we. The Lima, Peru quintet deliver five rapid fire tracks on their debut self-titled EP, all bursting

Eisenhand – Fires Within Review

Whether it’s a product of conditioning or a reflection of the fighting spirit of humanity, we tend to have a penchant for rooting for the underdog. So many protagonists in modern storytelling have their tales