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 musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music also brings in elements of shoegaze at times. During the faster sections of the songs a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the ep more of a raw feeling and the tracks also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts,.
Most of the songs are very long and epic in length while clean playing also makes a return in certain sections of the recording and as the ep progresses spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover philosophical themes.
In my opinion Sertraline are a very great sounding atmospheric post black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Entwined". 8 out of 10.