Controlled Collapse was started by a young polish artist Wojciech ‘kr-lik’ Król late 2003. Inspired by bands like Hocico and VNV Nation, Wojciech recorded a 4 track demo entitled "d3m0". He spent the following year working on what was to become his first official release. In January 2005, the “humanization” demo was released, limited to a 50-copies CD-r EP with six songs, presented in a DVD-box with covers printed on transparent paper. The EP sold out very quickly.