Sertraline is the most aurally decadent post-black metal band to hit the scene in the last few years. Their impact comes primarily from a combination of melodic saturation and individual expertise. Most of the members previously played together for over a decade in the band Where She Wept, and the chemistry in this six-piece is obvious. The vocals are passionate and laden with emotion; the three-guitar choir creates an impenetrable wall of sound; the bass is unique, expressive, and vibrant; and the drums are clearly jazz-influenced, groovy, and, when called for, unrelenting. The result is a second EP that will leave you craving the next release, crawling back to listen to their 2017 release “Shade” again, and seeing them perform live at every opportunity.
In November 2019, Sertraline followed up "From Both Our Hands" will a second EP in less than six months, entitled "These Mills Are Oceans" yet another sublime collection of songs that will conjure up a plethora of emotion through its fantastic use of dynamics and juxtaposition between delicate and ominous atmospheres and vibrant crescendos of lush and mesmerizing sections that feel deeply cathartic. From the start of "Eyes As Tableau", Sertraline will enthrall, enchant, hypnotize and hold a trance on you until the last note is played.
A physical release from Sertraline is planned for Spring 2020.