Australian trio Kollaps are gearing up to release their sophomore album Mechanical Christ this Friday (5/3) via Cold Spring Records (pre-order), and we're premiering a stream of the full album in this post. As you may expect from a band named after an Einsturzende Neubauten album, Kollaps make industrial/noise in a way that's abrasive but not unapproachable. The album's lyrically bleak, and in addition to making use of traditional bass, vocals, and percussion, the trio used things like scrap metal and raw plastics to aid the confrontational sound. Most of the LP is harsh and noisy, but it ends with "Love Is A War," a dose of Swans-like dark folk that proves these guys are no one-trick ponies. Talking about the new album, the band's Wade Black tells us:

We experimented with time constraints on Mechanical Christ with the intention of creating stress upon ourselves and having this translate into an atmosphere of friction and discord. The pressures of this process inflamed our natural inclinations towards self loathing and successfully gave the album a feeling of suffocation and anxiety.

The album was recorded and mixed by Mike Deslandes, except for album opener "Ankara," which was recorded, mixed, and produced by Wade Black. Listen to a full stream of the LP below.

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