All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

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.

Golgothan Remains – Adorned In Ruin Review

Back in 2018, Golgothan Remains unleashed one hell of a debut. Perverse Offerings To The Void coiled like an infernal cosmic serpent, flexing its muscles around a beefy groove, strange and inhuman melodies, and an almost

Downcross – Hexapoda Triumph Review

Of all the criticisms thrown at black metal, the lazy, tired “black metal has no riffs” argument is easily the most likely to jerk the eyeballs of anyone with any experience in the style involuntarily

Luzifer – Iron Shackles Review

“But metal must be evil!” they wailed, fingers clutching their obsidian pearls. “It’s about darkness and despair!” they protested, all the while missing the true power that lies within the heart of the music. Certainly, heavy

Blue, Yellow, & Bleeding: Блек-метал як духовна війна в українському андеграунді

Затхлий запах смерті Приніс з собою вітер Лише холод і туга безкрая У небі роїться круків зграя Вся земля вагітна мерцями – svrm, “Земля вагітна мерцями” The musty smell of death Wind brought with him Only