Thursday 7 July 2016

Review: Controlled Collapse – 'Lust'

Polish electro-industrial outfit Controlled Collapse return with their brand new single 'Lust', taken from the band's forthcoming album 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder'. The single marks the band's first release since 2013's 'Ruins After Babel' Remix album, and even though it only features two new tracks, they give a strong hint at what is to come.

The singles original cuts 'Lust' and 'Life-Death' show off two very different aspects of the band's sound with 'Lust' engaging in a heavy blend of guitars and pounding electronics that will appeal to industrial rock fans. While 'Life-Death' is a classic blend of ebm and electro-industrial characterised by steady beats, gritty synth bass and heavily vocoder use.

The remixes focus exclusively on the title track and offer up four very different interpretations. Reactor7x's mix takes the song into club-friendly territory with it's dance-orientated style. R010R give the original a classic ebm makeover, while Decoded Feedback open up a cavernous harsh ebm version, before God's Bow close the track list with a more minimal and tranquil mix.

In terms of production the band are sounding great. They are heavy where it counts and still keep a great sense of melody and just a little hint of experimentalism flowing throughout the tracks.

If this single is anything to go by then 'Post Traumatic Stress Disorder' is going to be a very interesting album. The band have given us a warning shot with 'Lust' and hopefully the album will deliver a direct hit.  

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