All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Fortress – Waiting For The Night Review

Imagine, if you will, the most glorious display of loot your mind can conjure. A veritable bounty of treasure, well earned after sailing on wings of tomorrow to the halls of mountain kings, courting the

Track Premiere: DSKNT – “Transition Ω- [Part II]”

There is a point in the metaphysical realm where the three paths of art, science, and spirituality converge. These paths are not straightforward – in fact, they intersect with one another many times as they

Evil – Possessed By Evil Review

Two words that fairly well sum up the entire spirit of the sophomore album from Tokyo’s black/thrash brigade Evil: Take cover. The sheer onslaught of a crew-served, belt-fed, fifty-calibre, uranium-laced shells of snarefire rip straight

Best Of 2020 – Ryan Tysinger: Maybe We All Deserve The Hammer

Go, then. There are other worlds than these. – Jake Chambers The zombie sub-genre of horror film introduced some interesting hypotheticals. Everyone reading this has, in all likelihood, at least pondered on how they would

Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron Review

[Artwork by Ken Kelly] The struggle of the sophomore album is drastically increased when the debut created such a fantastical impact. This occurs outside of heavy metal, of course, but there does seem to be

Black, Raw, & Spooky: B’witched By The Haunted Hallows Of The Black Metal Underground

Greetings, Trav’lers, and welcome once again to another edition of Black, Raw, & Bleeding. This month, we seek wisdom of the metals most black not in the bleakness of the new moon, but in preparation

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