All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Darkenhöld – Arcanes & Sortilèges Review

Do you believe in destiny? In the power of fortune over the tides of fate? Are the threads of happenstance so tightly woven that one’s future is irrevocably set in stone, decided upon from the

Track Premiere: Ceremonial Bloodbath – “The Throat Of Belial”

Since Venom’s Welcome To Hell, bands of the metal persuasion have been sending listeners off on adventures into various interpretations of the underworld. As extreme metal evolved, so did the landscapes it portrayed. Hell went from

Cryptae – Nightmare Traversal Review

Eyes close. The faint light that lingered in the bedroom vanishes beneath the curtains of eyelids. Sleep slowly envelops like a blanket wrapped tightly around the body. Consciousness shifts gears, opening a world that no

Autonoesis – Autonoesis Review

I could probably save both you and I a great deal of hassle by simply stating that the debut from Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s Autonoesis has The Riffs™. I could just mention a few, well-timed, brilliantly

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Into The Castles, Catacombs, Caverns, & Crypts Of The Black Metal Underground

Here we are, once again emerging from the new moon: the darkest of eves in the lunar calendar, the one night of the month when the light of the sun no longer reflects upon the

Selbst – Relatos De Angustia Review

Disclaimer: This is not a DSBM album. For some odd reason, “depressive” black metal gets associated with a certain trope of mournful, angsty sadboys drooping around their candlelit bedrooms and gazing up softly at the

Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota Review

Oh, Great Warrior. Wars not make one great. -Yoda Anyone who’s seen The Empire Strikes Back at least once remembers this classic line — the sharp quip from the Jedi master to Luke when he frustratingly explains

Scolopendra – Those Of The Catacombs Review

Italy has always taken to their own vision for horror. From the pioneering cinematic work of Riccardo Freda, Lucio Fulci, and Dario Argento to the interpretation of terror in the country’s heavy metal scene from