The Best Band in Wyoming is Reproacher

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Back in August 2014 we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to hundreds of submissions and fighting a lot, we finally narrowed down our pick for the least populous but most cowboyin’est state. The best band in Wyoming is Reproacher.

For those of you keeping score at home, Wyoming is the last state alphabetically, and therefore the last selection in our very exclusive process. It’s been a long, long journey and this is a bittersweet moment for this basement-dwelling metal blogger. Our extensive travels across this magnificent union have brought us to this, Wyoming, our final destination.

Super quick facts about Wyoming:

  • It is home to Yellowstone, the first and one of the most famous national parks.
  • Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
  • Cheyenne, the most populous city, has a total of around 60,000 residents.
  • Needless to say, there’s not a whole hell of a lot happening.

Which is why we’re all so pleasantly surprised to find Reproacher. Before we do anything, let’s listen to “Casemate” from 2013 full-length Nothing to Save. The band wallops listeners with the kind of heavily downtuned frequencies that wouldn’t be out of place on a Harms Way record. Hungry for more tracks like this? Check out their Bandcamp.

The two songs from Reproacher’s split 7″ with Denver’s Of Feather and Bone might be their most crushing work yet. The band shifts seamlessly from straight-forward hardcore bark to slow and lurching sludge. Fans of Trap Them and Full of Hell will find an awful lot to jam here. Go like Reproacher on Facebook and tell ’em the Terlet sez “Howdy”.

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

W.: Reproacher prove that Dick Cheney isn’t the most lethal thing roaming the wilds of Wyoming.

Ron Deuce: Combining the crusty hardcore of Cursed with Primitive Man‘s doominess, Reproacher are a fierce beast from an unexpected realm. Their music is corrosive enough to destroy sewage pipes that will leak and contaminate entire cities with their filth.

Join us next week when we finally pit each state’s champion against each other. It’ll be a bloodbath.


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
New Hampshire – Eerie
New Jersey – Black Table
New Mexico – Void Ritual
New York – HUSH.
North Carolina – The Seduction
North Dakota – Gorgatron
Ohio – Prize the Doubt
Oklahoma – Cottonmouth
Oregon – Drouth
Pennsylvania – Burden
Rhode Island – Eternal Khan
South Carolina – Solaire
South Dakota – Jelly Nutz Justoner

Tennessee – Forest of Tygers
Texas – Peasant
Utah – Disforia
Vermont – Vaporizer
Virginia – Grethor
Washington – Witch Ripper

West Virginia – Horseburner
Wisconsin – Arctic Sleep

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  • Guacamole Jim

    AXE SOME FUCKING STATES ALREADY

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      We’ve reached the end my tasty friend of house Avocado.

      • Guacamole Jim

        House Avocado. Proud, ambitious family of Dorne. “We’re great with salad.”

        • Pagliacci is Kvlt

          “We blend well.”

        • Dagon

          “But our main skill is tossing it.”

          • Guacamole Jim

            HAHA

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro

            Lord Romaine.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro

      I think we could get rid of South Carolina and be okay.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    I’ve begun to go through the earlier states again. Just to remind myself that there were worthy states too.

  • Hubert

    So do all the previous winners still exist? And are all of them still unsigned?

    • Guacamole Jim

      If they don’t . . .

      Fuck em.

    • 1 or 2 of these bands aren’t active on social media so their status is in question. Another 1 or 2 have deals with smaller labels. I say everyone stays in competition.

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        I say they should all be disqualified

  • The Haunting Presence of Tyree
    • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

      It took cunting forever.

      • 50 states in less than 52 weeks. I can now, finally, commit suicide.

        • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

          After you get drunk as fuck first though… Am I right?

  • This is one of my favorite bands in this contest and I had known about them prior to this. Jam “The Champion Is Fucked”, song is grimey as hell.
    https://reproacher.bandcamp.com/track/the-champion-is-fucked

  • Who is going to win?

    • Hubert

      I’ve forgotten 90% of the submissions. BUMMER

      • Cosigned…I can barely remember what I had for breakfast two days ago, let alone all the bands presented already.

      • Dagon

        BUMMER was the tits tho

      • Pagliacci is Kvlt

        Without cheating: Blizzard at Sea, Black Table, HUSH, Thorr-axe…yep, that’s it.

        • Dagon

          Along with those ones, I’d only add Borealis which is fucking awesome too.

          –EDIT–
          Sylvia is great too.

          • Pagliacci is Kvlt

            Blizzard at Sea was a great new find for me. HUSH and Black Table I already knew about. I only remember Thorr-Axe because they were a hell of a lot better than Valient Thorr.

          • Dagon

            Agreed. Thorr-Axe rips. Blizzard At Sea is probably my favorite of the bunch.

      • Stockhausen

        LOL CUZ BUMMER WAS BAND

    • Witch Ripper, son!

      • I kinda hope zzzzzzzzzzz makes an appearance for the voting. He sure has fallen off the map…

        GL

        • Guacamole Jim

          I miss him 🙁

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            I don’t.

          • You should feel bad.

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            He was starting to be bit of a dick towards KJM (plz come back) and more beer. Don’t miss him at all.

          • Guacamole Jim

            I actually do remember that. That was pretty shitty. I miss him in the golden era, though.

            And dammit.. I miss KJM too.

          • We need to have a Open Swim post where we all post reasons why KJM needs to come back. A combined effort!

            GL

          • Although, shaming him into it is not a good idea. Nevermind.

          • Pipelord69

            I totally back this. KJM is a cool dude

          • Lacertilinger

            Now Screening: zzzzzzzz…The Golden Years

          • I do not remember that. hmmm.

          • Pipelord69

            KJM is a cool dude. We follow each other on twitter and chat here and there

          • Óðinn

            Wait. I was away for a while. What happened to KJM? I like KJM. Is he gone?

          • Sir Tapir The Based :]

            He came back today!

          • Guacamole Jim

            🙁

          • Guacamole Jim

            Dude. Taco Dildo. Never forget.

          • He had a gift. Second to none.

        • Dubzlinger, Malandro

          He has to make a registered account to comment.

          • Ahhh that’s right. I guess he did disappear about the time that was implemented. Dang

    • The Haunting Presence of Tyree

      My guess is, Swoop Haircuts.

    • Dubzlinger, Malandro
      • My 2nd favorite band from this whole ordeal.

        • Dubzlinger, Malandro

          I’m partial to the ones I wrote about.

          • I like the “one” I wrote about but dirty crusty hardcore comes first.

    • Howard Dean

      Bolt Thrower.

    • Pipelord69

      Ur mom?

    • J.R.™

      We, the people of this fine nation, and the world at large.

    • DCLXVI

      ELECTRIC FRIENDS!!

    • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

      Archspire.

      -JB

  • Hubert

    I like the part with the heavy riffs.

  • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

    Dis pretty gud

  • Pipelord69

    I started listening to each artist about half an hour ago, so far I’m digging Destroy Judas the most

  • Waynecro

    I can definitely jam this in the gym. It sounds like my quads feel!

  • JWEG

    I intend to spend as much of the weekend as I can revisiting each one of these more extensively than one song each.

    Once I do I can legitimately say my pick was from one of the last ten states (excluding one) because of quality comparison only – and not just due to having virtually no long-term song-memory.

  • Stockhausen

    Like Jared Moran for Mississippi, Reproacher has saved the state of Wyoming. I was about to torch it, which would have sucked, cuz cute bunnies prolly.

  • Phoenix of the House Tendies

    All these states and only ONE goddamn thrash band. I’m not hurt at all.

    Anyway, I vote for either Eternal Khan or Blackgate to take this thing.

    • Howard Dean

      But at least we’re getting a new Ares Kingdom album next month! That album is going to rip! Can’t fucking wait!

  • xengineofdeathx

    Damn I live in Wyoming and had no idea these guys existed. Nice find!