Helsinki, Finland's hardcore/punk squad,¬†Kohti Tuhoa, returns with their by-the-throat second LP,¬†Pelon Nelj√§s 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 Nelj√§s 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 K√§det, Varaus, and Riistetyt. Recorded in May 2017 at V.R. Studio in Turku, Finland,¬†Pelon Nelj√§s Valtakunta¬†was engineered by¬†Jussi Vuola, mixed by Vuola and¬†Kohti Tuhoa, mastered and cut by¬†Jukka Sarap√§√§¬†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.