Review from Infernal Masquerade Magazine

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, August 5, 2019 Under: English
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 crafty percussions.

Opening with the dramatic “Hours of Avarice”, the band slowly builds up into a trippy Post-Rock/Metal tune with subtle dreamy guitars and hypnotic drumming. While the music is lush and mysterious, the vocals come off a bit weird, not really a shriek, not really a growl, they sound odd when layered on top of the instrumentation. However, they are not too distracting and still allow the band’s melancholic elements to ooze out of their music.

Moving forward with the powerful “The Knowledge of Trees”, the band crafts a very Cult of Luna-esque opening that further intensifies as the song progresses. The creativity needed to take a very popular genre these days and create something unique sounding is quite impressive and shows that the band is on to something. The doomy edge of this track makes it one of our favorites in this release.

Closing with the cathartic “Entwined”, the band leaves us wanting more and looking forward to their future albums. Overall, “From Both Our Hands” is a very crafty and engaging release that showcases a promising young band and a wide array of cool ideas in the genre. If you like dreamy Post-whatever music that is both intense and carefully crafted, look no further and check this one out.

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