Helsinki, Finland's hardcore/punk squad, Kohti Tuhoa, returns with their by-the-throat second LP, Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta. The band's 2015-issued debut, Rutiinin Orja, was considered by many as the most exciting hardcore punk record out of Scandinavia in ages. Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta is constructed from similar building blocks of aggression based at sociopolitical injustice, but with the band's sound takes a step further towards genre classicists such as Discharge and Disorder, not to mention classic Finnish hardcore punk acts such as Terveet Kädet, Varaus, and Riistetyt. Recorded in May 2017 at V.R. Studio in Turku, Finland, Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta was engineered by Jussi Vuola, mixed by Vuola and Kohti Tuhoa, mastered and cut by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting, and finalized with artwork by returning artist Jaakko Karjula. The album crushes 12 relentless tracks in 20 minutes, including a cover of "Saatanan Lampaat" by Painajainen.