All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) – 一期一会 Review

Time fluctuates in dreams. It ebbs and flows, jumping over any logical progression of events in a discernible chronology. It is within this framework of the subconscious that 夢遊病者 (Sleepwalker) dwell, creating seemingly limitless soundscapes that are

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