From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: Auguat 14, 2019
Sertraline should not be mistaken for the power outfit of the same name. This is an entirely different band, with an entirely different sound. They hover comfortably between the post metal of Cult Of Luna and the epic Atmospheric BM of Fen and Wolves In The Throne room. What I love with this EP entitled From Both Our Hands, is the way Sertraline are not afraid to do their own thing in their own way. They quite easily encapsulate the grim Satanic style of Watain whilst keeping with the traditions of more folk based masters Winterfylleth. The music within these tracks is haunting and grim, and yet beautiful and visual. This band beckons us to follow them on a pilgrimage through their music.
If you follow, they will show you a pathway through a soundscape of pain and darkness. With vocals low in the mix and gritty guitar tone, Sertraline are brutally serine in their delivery of tracks that twist and turn and pulse. There is little anger or even pace here, but there is a sense of rawness and of wonderful agony. Each track envelopes us in darkness and offers little hope of escape. The great thing is, escape is the last thing we want. I would bet this band are destined for cult status in an already awesome scene. This is a stand-alone band, unafraid to drag us to places we didn’t know we wanted to go. If hell has a sound, and the sound is Sertraline, then I hope there are still tickets available.
Posted by Nick Skog. Posted In : English