Review from Musipedia of Metal

August 16, 2019
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. 

Rating: 9/10
 

Review from Ave Noctum

August 5, 2019
From: Ave Noctum Webzine
Published: August 2, 2019

irst of all, for clarification this is Sertraline from the cold climes of Buffalo, USA, not the north of England one. Second, my enquiries took me to an anti-depressant of the same name. This Sertraline, whose second EP this is and whose members are the fallout of Where She Wept, are responsible for “aurally decadent post black metal”.

After an initial section where dark clouds build up and the sound is of crashing waves, a clas...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade Magazine

August 5, 2019
From: Infernal Masquerade Magazine
Published: July 31, 2019

Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records certainly has one of the best underground Metal rosters with very unique bands, and now it has partnered with American outfit Sertraline to help them spread their very emotionally charged and powerful music. Delivering three tracks and nearly 20 minutes of lush Atmospheric Post-Metal, this release creates a very powerful atmosphere that is nicely delivered via crushing guitars and craf...

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Review from Occult Black Metal Zine

August 5, 2019
From: Occult Black Metal Zine
Published: July 29, 2019

Sertraline  are  a  band  from  New  York  that  plays  an  atmospheric  form  of  post  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  ep  "From  Both  Our  Hands"  which  was  released  by  Hypnotic  Dirge  Records.

 A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  ep  while  clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  and  they  also  bring  in  elements  of  post  rock.  All  of  the  ...

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Review from Welcome to the Metal

July 28, 2019
From: Welcome to the Metal
Published: July 5, 2019 

Western New York has been waiting a little over two years for Sertraline‘s follow-up to 2017’s Shade. The band is a post black metal outfit with depressive tendencies, closely knitting together the writing habits of Wolves in the Throne Room and Katatonia. While Sertraline have considerably more influences present in their music than the aforementioned, it’s important to keep this narrative as focused as possible. These six ...

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 Released:  July 20, 2019
Digital Only
Genre: Post-Black Metal

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