Album Review: Kohti Tuhoa – “Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta”

kohti tuhoa - Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta

Happy Thanksgiving.  It’s pretty hard to find things to be thankful for, as I watch the headlines pop up on my phone, my television, even (with diminishing frequency) my newspaper.  It’s a weird solace to take, but what seems to be happening in America right now isn’t exactly unique – Finland’s political climate appears to slowly coming into alignment with the U.S., and like us bands are echoing the anger and frustration in their songs, perhaps none more so than the punk/hardcore outfit Kohti Tuhoa, whose second album Pelon Neljäs Valtakunta is a blistering attack not just on the antics of the right wing establishment, but on the state of metal.   Continue reading