All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

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

HellPoison – Ultra Outbreak Of Hell Review

[Fukkin cover blasphemies by BONECRUSHER] The absolute cojones it takes to drop a demo on January 2nd, but total fukk to you!! While you organizing year-end lists into spreadsheet TOTAL METAL GODS HELLPOISON were shotgunning

Best Of 2022 – Ryan Tysinger: Lifelong Journeys For Technicolor Vapors

First of all, forgive the self-indulgence. These words could be inscribed atop any list, any review, any critique; yet they beg to be uttered. After all, it’s a fundamental rule in critical writing: don’t use

Album Premiere: Ancient Mastery – Chapter Two: The Resistance

Writers and artists build by hand little worlds that they hope might effect change in real minds, in the real world where stories are read. A story can make us cry and laugh, break our

Track Premiere: Prophetic Suffering – “The Suffering”

Whether it’s called war metal or bestial black metal (or if you’ve come up with a fairly pedantic set of parameters to separate the two), there’s no denying Canada certainly has a hell of a

Darkthrone – Astral Fortress Review

It was always the 80’s for us, man. – Fenriz Since A Blaze In The Northern Sky, the raison d’être of Darkthrone has been clear. Dig up the graves of the 80s for inspiration, inject a heaping helping of

Track Premiere: Cryptae – “Pearl”

There was this kid in my fourth (maybe fifth?) grade class who was smart–I mean exceptionally smart. Xavier was very well spoken, well-read for his age, and extremely intelligent. The teachers mostly left him alone as

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Eulogy For The Unfallen, or Summoning The Flame Amongst The Shadows Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings once again, Travel’rs, to the unhallowed halls of the dungeon beneath Castle Last Rites. This turn of the moon, a candle is set aflame in the darkest corners of the metals most black–not just