All posts by Ryan Tysinger

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

Traveler – Traveler Review

I’m going to go ahead and admit a fault here: writing reviews of traditional metal can get difficult. It is the medium in its purest, most undiluted form, and more often than not has few

An Interview With Matt Ries Of Traveler

I’m going ahead and calling it now: 2019 is going to be a blowout year for traditional heavy metal. With promising releases on the horizon, or at least rumored to be, from the likes of

Gutless – Mass Extinction Review

Welcome back to Death Metal Dossier, where Manny and Ryan scour graveyards, morgues, caverns, crypts, space, The Void™, various iterations of hell, and the internet in search of the best new demos death metal has

Ossuarium – Living Tomb Review

The function of the record label has changed quite drastically since the days of yesteryear when the slick-haired, cigar smoking fat cat from Columbia would come in promising jumbo jets, cocaine, and world tours. The

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