SHE SAID DESTROY - TIME LIKE VINES - CANDLELIGHT
She Said Destroy is a young Norwegian band with a strong debut that has little resemblance to the music of its countrymen. Not being familiar with the band and not having read up on the group I was half expecting to hear some good old hard rock coming out of my speakers. She Said Destroy is not Drive She Said after all!
Time Like Vines is an extreme brutal deathgrind album that, while touching upon offbeat time signatures like Strapping Young Lad or techno-grindcore like Ion Dissonance, is mostly about delivering razor sharp crushing underground metal. We are talking about extreme riffs, loud bass, innovative guitars and brilliant drumming. The production allows one to hear it all too. The vocals are in the vein of early Kataklysm and Brutal Truth. The singer concentrates on deep roars (as opposed to growls) and generates copious amounts of power. She Said Destroy is really carrying out somebody’s orders to do exactly that, although the odd melodic part is still to be found here and there. It is just not the usual cliché melody and is surrounded by a crushing musical collision. - Anna Tergel