All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Track Premiere: Vessel Of Iniquity – “Blood Magic”

Noise is guerrilla music. Like the original spirits of black metal, reggae, jazz, punk, and hip-hop, it’s born of a reactionary nature. It scavanges, using the weapons and methods of existing expression and warping them

Autonoesis – Moon Of Foul Magics Review

Autonoesis died two years ago. A debut album, that was it. The Beginning of The End. Probably not the most promising way to start a review, as The End is so often seen as a

On The Secret Power Of The Gem: A Review Of Thunderlord – Thunderlord

There used to be these little “panning for gold” tourist traps when I was growing up, I don’t know whether they still exist or not. If memory serves, you would buy a bag of sand

Diamonds & Rust: 40 Years Of Metallica’s No Life Til Leather

The year is 1981: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is cresting, its full force crashing across the globe. The wave’s godfathers, Judas Priest, are the biggest heavy metal band in the world, having

Track Premiere: Exaltation – “Ascension”

New Zealand’s Exaltation have been smoldering in reclusion since releasing their first demo back in 2017.  A promising slab of putrid death that falls somewhere between the demonic symphonies of Incantation and the punchier attack

Black, Raw, & Bleeding: Rising, As The Celestial Phoenix From The Smouldering Pyre, Its Sanguine Wings Stretched Across The Starless Aeons Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings, Travl’r. The wake of the estival solstice has daylight enacting its measured retreat: Darkness marches forward, and once more the tides in the eternal war of time have begun to shift in the favour

Vomitrot – Rotten Vomit Review

Given that I’ve been recovering from a particularly nasty virus and piled some mayo-based pasta salad of a questionable age on top of a hangover stomach this morning, starting a review of a band called

Inanna – Void Of Unending Depths Review

There are no limits, you are only limited by however far you want to be limited. –Chuck Schuldiner Only death is real. –Thomas Gabriel Fischer Mortality casts its shadow over everything we do and experience.