Track Premiere: She Said Destroy – “Succession”

Norway’s She Said Destroy has always stretched stylistic boundaries, going through a few in their original incarnation from 2000-2012. On the band’s upcoming album, Succession, they try their hands at atmospheric black metal. This recreates some of the moods from the band’s 2012 EP, Bleeding Fiction, but smashes the complex rhythms, time changes, and death-metal heft into roaring waves of drums, riffs and screams.

According to Anders, the band’s vocalist:

“The upcoming album is composed of several song cycles written between 2007 and 2019, and “Succession” is a song that lyrically encapsulates the theme of the whole album:

To question what will become of the world and what our successors will be left to struggle with after we are gone.

To refrain from being to ourselves the world entire.

To confront our own shortcomings and strive for betterness through love and humility.

To find hope even when there seemingly is nothing left to believe in.”

Check out the song below, and look out for the full-length album later this year.