All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Cryptae – Vestigial Review

Death metal. Possibly considered the common denominator amongst many fans of heavy metal in the modern age, it has held its grip on the hearts of fans since its inception in the late 80s to

Véritable Acier De France: A French Heavy Metal Primer (1980-1985)

Heavy metal is a worldwide phenomenon. While its godfathers in Black Sabbath and fathers in Judas Priest were playing the style years before the dawn of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, this era

Infernal Conjuration – Infernale Metallum Mortis Review

Somewhere outside the typical terrestrial realms of metal, there exists a plane only a handful of bands have the gall to even approach. Musically, it falls right on the throughline between the explosion of metal

Nucleus – Entity Review

Trends. Often scoffed at, particularly in the circles of extreme music—which, some might argue, are vehemently against this to begin with—trends have a way of naturally occurring. There’s no escaping them, particularly in a time

Paladin – Ascension Review

Fuck Paladin. If there are two areas of metal I have little patience for its power metal and melodic death metal. Not that I don’t find plenty to appreciate in both, but I don’t really

Diamonds & Rust: Raven – Life’s A Bitch

In “Diamonds & Rust,” Last Rites looks back at classic albums from metal’s storied history. Some of these albums were big hits, and others are overlooked gems. All of them deserve your time and attention…

Hellripper – Black Arts & Alchemy Review

If Hellripper doesn’t slow down, their discography page is going to be rivaling that of the satanic thrash speedy boys in Abigail in just a few short years. But Hellripper never slows down. The brainchild

Mors Vincit Omnia: A Spotlight On Sentient Ruin Laboratories, Part 2

“Dear Friends…” Or so begin the always welcome mailing list updates from Sentient Ruin Laboratories with news on upcoming releases, sales, and the usual kind of information one would expect from an independent record label.