Sertraline are a band from New York that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of post black metal and this is a review of their 2019 ep "These Mills Are Oceans"which was released by Hypnotic Dirge Records.
Clean playing starts off the album along with some elements of post rock while all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them. The songs also mix in some touches of shoegaze along with some grim black metal screams making their presence known once the music gets heavier.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with the faster sections of the songs also adding in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Clean playing also returns on the later tracks as well as the music also getting very atmospheric sounding at times as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length and all spoken word parts are added onto the closing track. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and emotional themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Sertraline and if you are a fan of atmospheric post black metal, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Their Cities". 8 out of 10.
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