Finland's Tonttu have returned with a new album which continues their mixture of martial, industrial, ambient, neo-folk, psychedelic and metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Le Twisto Gnomique: Remix Und Remake" which was released in 2014 by Panicmachine.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album which gives the music a neo-folk feeling and you can hear some demonic vocals being utilized in the background which leads to a more heavier sound that leans towards depressive black metal and after the intro more avant garde sounds are added in along with the acoustic guitars sounding more powerful.
Psychedelic sounds can be heard in the background along with some ambient style synths and after awhile elements of industrial and noise are added into the music along with some robotic sounds and they also bring in a track that is close to 10 minutes in length which also shows them adding in more militant and martial beats along with some melodic clean singing vocals.
On the 4th track the band go into a more extreme metal direction along with some death metal growls and they also add in a good amount of melodic guitar riffing as well as keeping around the avant garde elements of previous tracks which also leads up to a small amount of blast beats while the following track sees the band heading into a more ambient and experimental direction as well as adding in elements of classical music and spoken word parts which they continue with on the following track as well along with some melodic gnome chanting and the last track sees the band adding more electronic music into their martial and militant sound.
Tonttu continue their sound that is hard to categorize combining elements of black and death metal in their heavy side while also being very experimental and adding in neo folk, ambient, industrial among many genres into their musical style, the production sound s very dark while the lyrics cover occultism and anti gnome themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tonttu and if you are looking for something very experimental while still having metal roots, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tonttuwasara" "Saunatonttu" and "Sotep Nirrus". 8 out of 10.