The Best Band in North Carolina is The Seduction


Back in August we asked you to help us find the best unsigned bands in America. After listening to hundreds of submissions and calling each other lots of names, we finally narrowed down our pick for the most Petey Pablo-est state. The best band in North Carolina is The Seduction.

Today our travels across this great nation bring us to North Carolina. Let’s enjoy the native experiences. Have a fresh cigarette from the vast tobacco fields. Partake in sauced and barbecued meats. Get far too excited about college basketball. Take your shirt off. Twist it ’round your head like a helicopter.

While we partake in these exotic and distinctly North Carolinian delights, let me ask you a few questions: do you like riffs? How about hard rock and/or roll? Could you smack down on some blues-y licks right about now? Do you want a cheap domestic beer? Then brother, I think we’re in paradise because Wilkesboro, NC’s rockers The Seduction have all that shit in spades.

I’ve heard rumor that some of you flushers love Clutch. I’ve heard talk through the grapevine that some among you get your kicks with The Sword. Why, I’ve heard incendiary whispers that there are perhaps a smattering of readers that enjoy Motörhead. How lewd. On the band’s debut LP You Catch Fire, The Seduction hit all of those sweet spots. Expect most tracks to punch you right in the hard rock/stoner Venn diagram erogenous zone, but there’s a bit of variety here; “The Flood” is a bar-room slow burner that builds and rises to a triumphant climax. The whole album is worth a listen and oh, hey what’s that? Apparently you can listen to it right below this sentence.


But don’t just take my word for it. Hear it from some of our esteemed judges:

Randall Thor: The seduction play fast paced southern fried stoner rock/metal, but overall, they fucking rock. Their debut, You Catch Fire, is an endless fest of ball kicking riffs, and will keep you head banging for weeks to come. Seriously, if you can make it through this entire album without smiling, shouting HELL YEAH, pounding a 24 Oz PBR, and /or wrecking your neck, check your pulse. As if their music wasn’t good enough, they bring the music to life live in the form of explosive energy, mountain man accents, tons of PBR, headbanging, and are the most party band I have ever had the pleasure to see. If you ever, ever see this band is coming to your town, do not miss at any cost.

Dubya: Oh ho, what’s this tingling in my nether regions? It’s as if my grundle is being tickled by a dozen gentle midgets while a pair of very strong, masculine hands rub all those knots out of my shoulders. Oh, this is the feeling of listening to the Seduction. My senses have caught fire, and I can’t even see across the room through all these butterflies and Lisa Frank-esque hearts floating through the air. Consider me smitten.

Dagon: There are so many interchangeable stoner bands out there right now that whenever I listen to one of them – even though it’s one of my favorite sounds – 90% of their songs will bore me to death. This band is an exception. The Seduction plays no frills stoner metal with all the right influences. There’s big riffs, blazing guitarwork, a rhythm section that gets your head bobbing and your feet stomping and, most importantly, great songs, made even more memorable by the excellent vocals. There’s even some punkish moments thrown in for good measure. Bless their souls.

Pick up You Catch Fire on The Seduction’s Bandcamp page and go give ’em a like on Facebook.

Honorable Mentions:

Noctomb – From Raleigh with sludge. And some black metal. Find them on Bandcamp.

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.

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