All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Street Force – Infinite Battles Review

A story almost as old as metal itself: band records demos, shows a lot of promise and promptly vanishes in a puff of self-destruction, whether it be from strains with the label, member infighting, or

Sky Shadow Obelisk/Djinn And Miskatonic – Split LP Review

Splits can serve an array of purposes. In this case, the self-titled, 30-minute split between Rhode Island’s Sky Shadow Obelisk and Bangalore, India’s Djinn and Miskatonic worked as an introduction to both bands as I

Drudkh – Їм часто сниться капіж (They Often See Dreams About The Spring) Review

I won’t pretend to know what life in Ukraine is like. It’s been a country in constant turmoil; a once strong state that has been conquered, divided, and contested all while struggling to maintain its

Spite – Antimoshiach Review

Everyone has records they prefer to play in certain settings. Some almost demand to be heard through headphones or a hi-fi system, while others sound just fine through Bluetooth speakers or the stock system of

Paara – Riitti Review

Musically, there are generally two major approaches when combining black metal with Scandinavian folk music that come to mind: that of simply attempting to shoehorn folk instrumentation against the wall of sound guitars of black

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