Finland's Tonttu have returned with a new album which continues their martial approach to neo-folk and industrial metal of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2014 album "Der Human-Gnome Projektum 5" which was released by Panicmachine.
Hospital noises and machine sounds start off the album along with some whispers a few seconds later which leads up to some synths that bring in a dark ambient and neo-classical feeling to the album and there are also some spoken word parts being added into certain sections of the recording and after a few minutes guitars start becoming a huge part of the recording.
Industrial sounds are a huge part of the recording and you can hear a great amount of martial beats throughout most of the tracks and with the synths mixed in they bring a war like atmosphere to the recording along with some melodic neo-folk vocals being utilized at times and the guitars bring in an extreme metal sound.
At times the music can be very experimental and they also bring in a track t hat is over 13 minutes in length and all of the songs have a very different sound to them which also makes the album more diverse and hard to classify in a certain category and as the album progresses more elements of old school electronic music are added onto the recording along with the heavier parts showing an influence of black metal.
Tonttu creates a very diverse recording taking metal, industrial, neo-folk, martial, ambient, neo-classical and electronica to create an album that does not fit in with any genre or catefgory, th e production sound s very powerful while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover anti-gnome themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tonttu and if you are a fan of martial, neo-folk and industrial metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Infektoitu, Possessoitu Ja/Tai Sympatiseerus" and "Se On Tonttusota Nyt, Perkele!". 8 out of 10.