TONTTU - Nekrognomekon
Martial Industrial, Neofolk The release that I'm about to review is perhaps one of the weirdest albums I've ever come across in my entire life. Actually, cross that, this really is the weirdest fucking thing I've ever come across in my life. I mean, the title alone comes based off a story by H.P. Lovecraft, just changed to be dealing with gnomes. And, if what I'm reading is correct and so long as my eyes do not deceive me, this archived work is meant to be all about fighting off every gnome in existence.

Hopefully, you're not too astonished yourself, but this work is really fucking hysterical. I keep catching myself cracking a smile every now and then just trying to type seriously about this album. I just can't possibly fathom a way anyone can take this album without a grit of humor. There is a preface blaming practically every possible catastrophe that has ever been invoked on mankind on gnomes. And that is the sole reason why they're evil.

The album itself plays off as a plea to every person in the world to fight off these terrible and evil gnomes, perfectly sitting well within the realm of martial industrial. Perhaps a very, very fine example of this gnome hating gospel would be found in the song, Ennustus, Kirous ja Toivottavasti Myoskin Tikarit. You get the marching sounds, the angry voice of the preacher behind the music, and all the pleasures that come with listening to a song about fighting gnomes.

However, despite being completely ridiculous in every sense of the word, there still is some joy to be found while listening to this album. I mean, for those of you with no sense of humor or someone who just doesn't wanna listen to an album completely about eradicating gnomes, then you should look elsewhere. This is a completely fucking ridiculous album, and will most likely find a cult following somewhere along the lines. I know I'm already in that following, even if I feel shameful when taking a listen to this album.
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TONTTU - Nekrognomekon

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Released off label 2013
The release that I'm about to review is perhaps one of the weirdest albums I've ever come across in my entire life. Actually, cross that, this really is the weirdest fucking thing I've ever come across in my life. I mean, the title alone comes based off a story by H.P. Lovecraft, just changed to be dealing with gnomes. And, if what I'm reading is correct and so long as my eyes do not deceive me, this archived work is meant to be all about fighting off every gnome in existence.

Hopefully, you're not too astonished yourself, but this work is really fucking hysterical. I keep catching myself cracking a smile every now and then just trying to type seriously about this album. I just can't possibly fathom a way anyone can take this album without a grit of humor. There is a preface blaming practically every possible catastrophe that has ever been invoked on mankind on gnomes. And that is the sole reason why they're evil.

The album itself plays off as a plea to every person in the world to fight off these terrible and evil gnomes, perfectly sitting well within the realm of martial industrial. Perhaps a very, very fine example of this gnome hating gospel would be found in the song, Ennustus, Kirous ja Toivottavasti Myoskin Tikarit. You get the marching sounds, the angry voice of the preacher behind the music, and all the pleasures that come with listening to a song about fighting gnomes.

However, despite being completely ridiculous in every sense of the word, there still is some joy to be found while listening to this album. I mean, for those of you with no sense of humor or someone who just doesn't wanna listen to an album completely about eradicating gnomes, then you should look elsewhere. This is a completely fucking ridiculous album, and will most likely find a cult following somewhere along the lines. I know I'm already in that following, even if I feel shameful when taking a listen to this album. Feb 01 2014

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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