All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Musmahhu – Reign Of The Odious Review

So-called prolific artists, at least within the scope of heavy metal, tend to fall into the dime-a-dozen category, often releasing large bodies of work but with very little actual quality to be found within. This

Best Of 2018 – Ryan’s 20 Albums That Did The Damn Thing

Metal indisputably has a penchant for melodrama, from the larger-than-life stage shows to the rumors and stories that weave their way into the fabric of heavy metal legend. Sensationalism has followed metal since the earliest

Medieval Demon – Medieval Necromancy Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. On the Bathory Album Spectrometer Scale (patent pending), Greek black metal tends to fall between the Blood Fire Death and Hammerheart points of reference, known largely for big,

Stunner – Turbo City Review

With list season getting into full swing, we find ourselves going back and looking for things we may have missed or overlooked earlier in the year. Sometimes, in this process, a discovery just stands out

Sargeist – Unbound Review

While Scandinavian black metal does not have a definitive third wave, it would not be hard to argue that if it were to exist, it would have begun peaking right at the turn of the

Skulmagot – Skulled To Death Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. First appearances can be deceiving. For example, I know I would expect a band with a name like Skulmagot to be some sort of gregrnd band or, at

Ruin – Human Annihilation Review

There was no saving the film. Too much blood had seeped its way over the cells and dried to a dark brown crust. Besides, who has a reel-to-reel projector anymore? Luckily, the audio accompaniment was

Cultes Des Ghoules – Sinister, Or Treading The Darker Paths Review

There’s something to be said for truth in advertising. Not only can album art give an idea of the music within, but sometimes the very title can hint at what’s to be expected. Polish black