Danish sludgy post-metal trio Kollapse have just shared their entire second album “Sult”, a few days ahead of its release this Friday, June 25 via Fysisk Format, in cooperation with Maniyax Records, Dingleberry Records, and Virkelighedsfjern.
The last couple of years have been particularly difficult for the band, after a string of shows in support of their debut album they struggled to keep the band going and ended up losing two of its members in the process. Regrouped as a power trio, Kollapse recorded this new album last summer in the middle of a global pandemic at The Hideout Studio along with Lucas Illanes, who also produced and mixed the album. Mastered by James Plotkin, the follow-up to 2018’s debut album “Angst” sees the Danish trio incorporating influences of 90’s noise rock and post-hardcore into their dissonant and sludgy post-metal style.
The record stands as a testament to willpower and according to the band, the album itself is about hunger: “The absence of skin on skin and the catastrophic consequences when that hunger turns into desperation. It is about the duality of searching for purpose and losing all in the process. Staring long and hard into the void and realizing the futility of struggle. Sult is a statement on desire, grief and the pure human necessity to scream back at an empty existence. It is a step onto the road of grim realism paved by mavericks such as Edward Munch, Carl Th. Dreyer and Stig Sæterbakken. Offering no solutions or postmodern irony, “Sult” simply reaches out. Existentialism and force collide. Life plods on, until it doesn’t.”
Cover photo: (c) Søren Drastrup