All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Black Cyclone – Death Is King Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Agent Steel fans rejoice. Black Cyclone is here: a thrash-by-way-of-speed-metal band from Sweden with their self-released debut album, Death Is King. Having released two demos in 2012 and

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) – 5772 Review

Going in blind on bands can be an interesting exercise. A lot of times the label, cover art, or general aesthetic can give clues as to what the listener can expect, but in the case

Portal – ION Review

For anyone who hasn’t been keeping up with death metal for the last 15 years or so, Portal essentially take the stylings of death metal pioneers Incantation and apply the dissonance of Immolation and the

Viölence – MotörDemon Review

Fitting that on the day I learned of Fast Eddie Clark’s passing I would come across a band that wears their Motörhead influence so unabashedly on their sleeve.. Viölence is a one-man black/speed outfit out

Bestialord – Law Of The Burning Review

Refusing to confine themselves to one genre, Wichita’s Bestialord tightly walks the line between thrash, death, and doom metal. The songwriting approach on their debut, Law of the Burning, feels like a more mid-tempo approach