All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Reversed – Wildly Possessed Review

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Best Of 2023 – Ryan Tysinger: Lenticular Matters

It’s that time when the End Of The Year starts briskly shuffling us on out to the door and into the eternal night. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here. Last

Varathron – The Crimson Temple Review

To truly understand the legend of The Crimson Temple, we have to go back to the beginning. Its construction began thirty-five years ago with the foundation of Varathron, who would release their debut album a few

Track Premiere: Ceremonial Bloodbath – “The Boneless One”

[Cover art by Matt Sidney] Who is The Boneless One? Is it Garry Scott Davis aka GSD, the inventor of the frontside front foot plant done while skating transitions? Or perhaps Jeff Phillips, who also

Legendry – Time Immortal Wept Review

There’s something to a well-worn paperback, creased from excursions to the beach, its binding bent and crinkled from adventures to the laundromat, its edges frayed from being swiftly and hastily stashed in the glove compartment,

Afterbirth – In But Not Of Review

[Cover art by Alex Eckman Lawn] Metal is at an interesting nexus at the moment. When else in time could four lads born after The Sound Of Perseverance, a quartet of slightly more seasoned musicians from South America,

Solipnosis – Síntesis Silenciosa Review

[Artwork by Trueno de Hera] You are bewitched! – Candlemass It has been a good number of years since an album really made my skin crawl. Not just give me goosebumps mind you, but make

Vórtize – Desde Bajo Tierra Review

Vórtize tapped into something special with 2022’s debut album, ¡Tienes Que Luchar!. A traditional heavy metal solo project of Valparaíso, Chile’s Javier “Heavier Mortiz” Ortiz (also of Nube Negra bands Demoniac and Oldeath), the album