Tom Busler

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I was watching this video and my wife overheard it… and she casually asked if I was watching some sort of magic show, like Criss Angel or something. Didn’t seem like a stretch. I’ve dug the other singles, though.

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July 26, 2015 on HEALTH – “Men Today”

This song sounds like a b-side from The Stills’ still-great *Logic Will Break Your Heart*. In fact, the vocal cadence and melody of the verse sounds like they are cribbing pretty hard from “Gender Bombs.” // https://open.spotify.com/track/41le8pu7Y8f2l5RXEix6D8

That said, “Art Vandelay” is still one heckuva jam.

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May 5, 2015 on Ducktails – “Headbanging In The Mirror”

There’s some Wire in this sound. They’d pair well with a warm Stag and a tour date with Australia’s Total Control.

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February 13, 2015 on Ex-Cult – “Clinical Study” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Almost certainly this one.

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February 6, 2015 on Built To Spill Announce New Album Untethered Moon

No, this dude was definitely right. Very Rob Crow-y.

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September 23, 2014 on Two Inch Astronaut – “Foulbrood”

Also, I see how you overlooked some albums on your list. I forgot about Ravencult’s ~Morbid Blood~. What a ripping, tar-hearted riff fest that album is! Mmmm. Delicious.

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June 30, 2011 on Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

Yeah… Mamaleek, Portrait, In Solitude, and, my favorite of the year so far… Lifelover’s ~Sjukdom~. Nice list… several I will have to look in to for the first time… several more I’ll need to give a second chance. For whatever reason, despite my love for AmRep / Touch and Go noisy stuff from the 80s / 90s (Big Black, Jesus Lizard, you know… the usual suspects), I can’t get in to this new wave of blackened noise / post-punk-tinged bleakness. I like (and in some cases LOVE) the ingredients, but I can’t crave the resultant dish (Tombs, KEN Mode, etc). Maybe I should keep eating it…? IDK. I will say that as a fan of both metal and indie rock, metal is kicking indie’s emasculated, pansy ass this year (I felt last year was the opposite story).

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June 28, 2011 on Haunting The Chapel’s Top 26 Metal Albums Of 2011 So Far

I haven’t laughed that hard all day. Go buy yourself something nice.

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February 18, 2011 on The King Of Limbs Comment Party

Seems major-key Krallice-y to me. And a bit more percussive given the 3rd minutes Morse code section. Interest piqued…

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February 17, 2011 on Liturgy – “High Gold”

Best list I’ve read this year. I was eagerly awaiting it and, alas, it didn’t disappoint. Perhaps because it overlapped with mine so much! I’ll check out the bands that we didn’t share.

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December 28, 2010 on Haunting The Chapel’s Top 50 Albums Of 2010

This album came out of nowhere to takeover my life for a good while. Brandon… do you think that it is the Repugnant / In Solitude crew like I’ve been reading elsewhere?

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December 4, 2010 on Ghost – “Ritual”