Tonttu are a band from Finland that plays neo-folk industrial metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Anti-Gnomen Divisionen 4 (Mastering the fine art of gnome eradication" which was released by Panicmachine.
The album starts out with an intro which uses acoustic guitars and brings in a neo folk sound along with other folk instruments and after the intro am radio sounds are brought in and after a couple of minutes the music goes into a more martial and medieval direction along with spoken word parts and after a few minutes melodic pagan chanting is added into the recording.
On the following track the music starts adding in more classical influences and mixes it with their neo folk sound and on the 5th song metal and industrial sounds are finally brought into the music and the music has a ritualistic feeling to it.
Tonttu creates a very original sound with their music and the songs are very experimental with traces of metal, industrial, neo folk, classical and martial music can be heard through the 6 songs that are displayed on this album.
Song lyrics are written in Finnish and cover gnomes themes, while the production has a very powerful and dark sound along with one of the tracks being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Tonttu are a very great sounding avant garde, experimental neo folk band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "TONTTU" and "Jalkiruoka". 8 out of 10.