Finland's Tonttu have returned with a new recording which continues their mixture of martial, neo-folk, industrial and metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Rimmuja Ja Tonttuja" which was released by Panicmachine.
Audience sounds start off the album along with some spoken word parts which are a huge parts of the recording and shots being used briefly before going into more of a neo-classical direction along with some stringed instruments being utilized and most of the tracks a re very long and epic in length.
Percussions are also added into some parts of the songs along with some metal elements being added into the heavy riffs and guitar leads while chants are also used at times as well as the music getting very experimental and avant garde in some parts of the recording as well as some of the tracks also bringing in a great amount of industrial elements.
When throat singing is utilized it gives the music more of a shamanistic and ritualistic feeling with both troll and clean vocals are also added on some of the tracks along with some folk instruments also being utilized at times and black metal influences can also be heard in the music and blast beats can also be heard briefly and martial beats as well as some acoustic guitars are added onto the closing track.
Tonttu creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of neo folk, martial, industrial and metal, the production sounds very professional 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, industrial and metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Riimuja Ja Tonttuja" and "Tonttu 2". 8 out of 10.