The Best Band in New Hampshire is Eerie

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Back in August we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to hundreds of submissions, we finally narrowed down our pick for the Live Free or Die Harder with a Vengeance state. The best band in New Hampshire is Eerie.

Inside sources tell me that New Hampshire is “a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States”. I can’t personally verify those details so I’ll take them at face value. “New Hampshire”, a “state” in the “United States”, is known for being one of the three whitest states in the nation. Whereas Maine has Stephen King and lobster, and Vermont has Heady Topper and syrup, New Hampshire is notable for [Note to self: find something New Hampshire is notable for]. From this beige landscape comes the din of piles of vintage amplifiers.

Eerie’s debut album Volumetric Addiction is a collection of sounds devoted to anxiety and depression played through the sickest gear. The songs within do so much more than wallow in a bad mood. These melodic and introspective compositions recall early Pelican with tone soaked in 70s hard rock. Get a solid taste of the sludge in store for you with opening track “And Graciously the Maw Opens, Accepting the 11th Sacrifice”, a mostly instrumental 9-minute journey through doom and yearning guitar lines.

Last year the band put out a new record called Ostensoric Night Dream. Unfortunately, the record isn’t streaming and it looks like physical orders aren’t available through any store front at the moment. Regardless, jam Volumetric Addiction below.

Go like Eerie on Facebook and pick up Volumetric Addiction from their Bandcamp.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what our judges had to say:

Dagon: Recent years have seen doom bands (more so of the stoner doom variety) completely flood the metal landscape. What sets Eerie apart from the rest of the pack is how well crafted their songs are, blending different influences and sounds to birth music that is so beautifully introspective. While the rumbling low end is heavy, the feeling it produces is not that of oppression, but rather warmth, as the fuzz-laden sonic waves wash over you. The lead guitars only help to accentuate this sentiment, instilling their sorrowful melody deep into your brain. FFO: thinking about life, reverb & fuzz pedals.

Karhu: The year of our lord, 2015 has been a year of bad doom, so it’s been a pleasure to find a band like Eerie who deliver the goods from start to finish. Slow, fuzzy songs doom away without any hurry and even stop to drone once in a while. If mostly instrumental doom doesn’t sound off-putting for you this here is your ham. And if it does, shut up a your mouth and play “Bounded By Blood And Gold”.

HONORABLE MENTION

Sassu Wunnu (Swanzey, NH)

Raw, black doom that’s all eeeeeeeevil and stuffs.


The Toilet ov Hell is on an absurd quest to find the best unsigned band in each state of this glorious union. The purpose? To shine the spotlight on bands that deserve more exposure. Also, we’re going to determine once and for all the greatest state in the nation. Each state winner is decided by a collection of 25 judges. After we’ve announced the winner of each state, we’re gonna throw them all in a winner-take-all bracket and leave the votes up to you. Who will be the best unsigned band in the United States? Which state is superior? We can’t wait to find out.

Previous winners:

Alabama — Phylum
Alaska — Terraform
Arizona – Take Over And Destroy
Arkansas – Torii
California – Destroy Judas
Colorado – The Sleer
Connecticut – Autumn’s Eyes
Delaware – Sloss
Florida – Capracide
Georgia – Lost Hours
Hawaii – Darkest Path
Idaho – Rotten Hand
Illinois – Deus Ex
Indiana – Thorr-Axe
Iowa – Blizzard at Sea
Kansas – Bummer
Kentucky – Ad Infinitum
Louisiana – Withering Light
Maine – Sylvia
Maryland – Bereave
Massachusetts – Scaphism
Michigan – Blackgate
Minnesota – Noble Beast
Mississippi – Jared Moran (Yzordderrex/Uzumaki)
Missouri – Existem
Montana – Martriden
Nebraska – Borealis
Nevada – Elephant Rifle

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