Last year you might recall that I could not stop singing the praises of She Said Destroy, a criminally underrated "progressive everything" band from Norway. Succession, their 2021 release, was one of my favorite releases of the year for its utmost dedication to perfectly crafted eclecticism, drawing from the realms of black metal, progressive metal, death metal, post-rock, post-metal, jazz, electronic music, and more to create an intricate and rich tapestry.
Very happily for me, and all of you if I might say so myself, She Said Destroy have decided not to let us wait too long for more music, announcing the release of a fifteen-minute, one track, concept album EP titled Bleeding Fiction II: Child of Tomorrow. This is indeed a sequel, to the band's EP from 2012 Bleeding Fiction. It presents a true testament to how far the band have come in the last decade.
The EP contains their signature mix of harsh vocals, brass instruments, and riff virtuosity, with passages moving between moving melodic chords, through more abrasive, crushing instrumentation, and all the way to the ethereal, haunting passages of the band's post-metal roots. Pay special attention to the passages around the seven minute mark, as they exemplify the sheer heft and agility of the band's songwriting that I have grown to love over the last couple of years.
The track/EP is also getting an absolutely lush vinyl release in a full gatefold, showcasing the evocative artwork that comes with it. You can listen to the new track in full down below and keep an eye on the band's Bandcamp page for pre-orders once the album releases on November 25th.