If you are new to Essex metallers, COLLECTED, then you’ve been missing out. If you’ve already attached yourself to the band, then you know that the Brit quintet set loose captivating ear worms that span genres and incorporate influences ranging from progressive metal, hardcore and jazz to synth-wave. Their debut EP, Say When, landed last year, and rattled the eardrums of many tastemakers. Metal Hammer, Emerging Rock Bands Magazine, and Fireworks all gifted the record with rampant praise. The release also picked up strong acclaim from V13, Metallum Sub Terra, Metal Noise, and RAMzine, to name just a few. In addition to acquiring a hefty reputation for their recorded work, COLLECTED have also earned their stripes on the live circuit. Already famed for their ‘all or nothing’ live shows, the band recently ripped up Bloodstock with a ferocious set, and now are planning a full-scale assault of the UK.
COLLECTED now deliver a powerfully sprawling new single, Mindset. Vocalist, Charlie Day comments about the release: “With ‘Mindset’ we went for more of a dynamic, cinematic, slow build style of writing, as it really complimented the dark self-reflective theme of the lyrics, and made the mammoth ending hit so much harder. We’re so proud of this one, and honestly can’t wait for people to check it out!”.