CODA is a huge moment in the history of Sertraline; The final single from the band to feature both Lizzie Parry on vocals and Dan ‘Hendo’ Henderson on bass, it’s the end of the beginning for the Northern progressive tech metallers. But, if you’re going to close a chapter in the life of your band, this is one hell of a way to do it.
Famed in UK metal circles for Lizzie’s dual vocal approach alongside the monstrous riffs of Mike Hawkings and Tom Wilson and Si Douglas’ precision drumming, Coda changes tack ever so slightly. Drawing on the more progressive and melodic elements of their sound, it will leave the listener wondering if Sertraline wanted something of a more peaceful, serene send off for Lizzie. Then the breakdown hits, the fierce vocals come roaring back, and fans new and old alike have a song that is both a fantastic statement for the future of Sertraline and a great way to end this current version of the band.
Check out the lyric video for Coda below:
For more on the significance of Coda – here’s half of Sertraline’s six string attack Mike Hawkings:
“Coda says exactly what we want it to say from both Lizzie’s and the remaining members’ perspectives, namely that this is the end of an incredibly significant part of our lives, but very much the beginning of another. It’s a very challenging one to play but the juice is definitely worth the squeeze! I’m glad that we leave people with a song like this before we go into our cocoon and emerge as something a little different in a few months time.”
Coda follows the release of Vivid, which was released at the end of September and the first part of the Sertraline Autumn single double header.
And you can watch the video right now below:
Sertraline’s most recent release, their Clouded Minds & Silver Lines EP was released in May 2020 to fan and critical acclaim. It can now be streamed in full on Spotify. It is also available from iTunes / Apple Music, Amazon Music, Deezer and Google Play. CD copies of the EP are also available from the Sertraline official online store, along with other band merchandise for those who would like to support the band directly.
Praise for Sertraline & Clouded Minds & Silver Lines: "As if the devastating prog-meets-tech metal of Sertraline wasn't enough to blow your face off, their vocalist Lizzie Parry’s versatile chops should finish the job" - AltPress "No aspect of Clouded Minds & Silver Lines can be disliked. It’s a culmination of years of risk-taking and hard work" - 10/10 - Noizze UK "Clouded Minds & Silver Lines is a record of the year contender, and Sertraline are a band in the ascendancy" - 9/10 - Rock Sins "It can bring in heavy and intricate grooves, moments of abrasion and energy, and enough melody to stick in your head for days" - 9/10 - Dead Rhetoric "What a bloody treat it is" - Uber Rock
Lizzie – Vocals
Mike – Guitar
Tom – Guitar
Hendo – Bass
Si – Drums
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