Artist: Stumm Album: I Genre: Sludge | Doom Year: 2006 Origin: Finland
Biting the Hand That Feeds
New Christ for Every Morning
Not Waving but Drowning
Stumm play out of Turku, Finland and have played actively since 2003. They are right up there with disenchanted sludgers Fleshpress, Frogskin, and a few other Finnish greats destined to appear here. What you get is sickened sludge - paired with drone/low-fi undertones, diverse change-ups, and an all around intense vocal delivery.
They will fuck your face up for a couple of reasons: it remains intense sonically, yet simultaneously down-tuned and static. Stumm have played tirelessly alongside the above mentioned bands, also doing so with a few lesser known acts such as Phenylketonuria (PKU), Loinen and Taunt.
The band's approach is as misanthropic and morose as it gets, which definitely comes through them accurately at live gigs. The Finns know what's up sludge-style, so you can't go wrong with this gem.
I originally started this blog with the intent to create an archive of New Orleans/Louisiana based bands demo's, EP's, full lengths and live recordings. My primary focus was to feature a little bit of everything going on in this great city. There are many bands past and present that have never gotten the recognition that they (in my opinion) truly deserved.
So I figured why not start converting all these demo tapes and etc. and share them with the world? But as I kicked the idea around on a few message boards and with friends, I decided to not just limit the page to Louisiana.
So here you will find artists from all across the globe, some may be well known, others may not. Here at Nola 504 and More, the Krewe and myself all have very unique musical tastes, which I think helps our page really stand out.
Yes, we may feature a lot of metal, but we also have punk, country, jazz, rockabilly, etc. Musical "gumbo" so to speak; meaning a little bit of everything. So, if you are/were in a band from Louisiana, or anywhere else in the world, and care to share it with the rest of the world, drop one of us an email. We'd love to check it out!