The name Sertraline for anyone like myself that has had to take the drug will know it lightens mood and literally pulls you out of depression, and so Sertraline has been good for me, so it is quite an honour to be able to review a band with such a positive name for starters.
The band now have a new EP ready for release on the 3rd March and believe me it really does lighten the mood with striking effect of duel vocals. The vocals are clean and then not so clean, which is always a good start.
Musically it is powered on highly charged chunks of metal and levelled by the wonderful voice of Lizzie. Its standards hold top notch melody as well as catchy rhythms and fluctuating guitar riffs that one can only describe as monumental!
Most of the time I prefer male vocals, however, there are some great female vocalists out there and Lizzie being one of them.
The music is embracing, and warming and most definitely very easy to engage in. Holding tender moments as well as harsh abrasive tones it moulds together perfectly and shows true character in its tracks that all have something interesting to portray.
There is no mistaking the rapturous affair that Sertraline have and no wonder their fan base is ever growing. It’s hard to imagine anyone not liking them, and the good thing is they are just down the road from me in Stoke on Trent, so no doubt will appear at a venue near you shortly. So go and see for yourself how engaging they are! I can safely say even without seeing the band perform ‘live’ that they have a lot to offer and will no doubt make the gig a memorable one.
They really pull all the instruments together and together they perform really anthemic tracks, so if you are feeling a little down this band will no doubt act the same as the drug Sertraline and lift your spirits and the only side effects you will get are compelling and infectious memories of a night well spent in the company of a superb band.
Spiced with emotion and attention grabbing tracks that will rock your world, you cannot fail to be impressed with them on any level.
The hooks have that magnetic pull, and the riffs blend into copious amounts of attitude that can’t be ignored – just turn it up now!
Sertraline Guilty is self-released on 3rd March 2017.