Mechanical Engineering of Living Machines

by Colossus

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CRITICAL MASS
"The album moves within a doomy Neurosis landscape, where anything resembling the sun is conspicuous by its absence. Dark and heavy rain clouds have manifested in the Stockholm trio rehearsal space and are there to stay. The vocals are filled with such anguish and darkness that you are infected directly and goes into a depressive state."

METAL CENTRAL
"Slow, doomy riff shares space with jittery parts and progressively jazzy drums. The vocals is churning and breathes a genuine desperation. The musical concoction is a pleasant aqquintance, suited for introspective contemplation."

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released October 27, 2010

Performing on this album:
Niklas - Vocals, guitars, bass | Thomas Norstedt drums
Music: Colossus
Lyrics: Niklas Eriksson

Recorded by Mattias Lindberg at Voilum Studios
Mastring by Jonatan Näslund
Cover art by Niklas Eriksson

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Colossus Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm post-sludge trio Colossus delivers a technical yet catchy groove with equal parts brains and heart.

With their headstrong, playful and completely uncompromising music, the band have created their own personal path through the heavier rock terrain and won over the underground and critics alike to their cause.
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Track Name: The Mechanical Engineering of Living Machines
Instrumental
Track Name: Dance of Nijinsky (God is the Fire in the Head)
As the obscuring curtains shuts out of view
the curious, blank staring mass

As the stage floor is cooling down,
my aching bones shudder from all that has past

But the pulse still quake

And the fire still burns
I the faun, I Man/God break walls,
push through, performs beyond the abilities of man

In this insecure haven of mine I keep journals of all that I see

I pain the eye – sign of the fish, female genitalia watching me

And the pulse still quake

And the fire still burns

I’m not God, I’m not Man,
I’m a beast, I am a predator

Bold eagles take flight – Preventing small birds to live

Feel, don’t think – Destroy the intellect

I am standing in front of a precipice into which I may fall

My soul is sick… I am incurable

But the pulse still quake

And the fire still burns

The earth is integrating, cooling down, it’s still warm – but not for long

Bold eagles take flight – Preventing small birds to live

Feel, don’t think – Destroy the intellect

God is the fire in the head
Track Name: Last Man Standing
The light, the morning light

The light, smarts my eyes

As I’m brought forth

By the cradling sleeping dead

For as long as the eye can see

A blanket of manlike plants

Pushing their roots in the bloodrich soil

I alone live through this hell

The light

The damned sunlight

Has ripped my soul free

From the depth of a numbing sleep


As I scramble forth

Rubbing my tearing eyes

In this lifeless massgrave
I see a figure moving

I’m not alone – in this hell…