Gestalt is Nessel’s debut album. The Stuttgart-based band started working on the seven songs exactly two years prior its release. Prior to forming the band, all members have already known each other from previous projects such as Archivist, Knife Eyes and Mahlstrom. Gestalt is their first joint effort, which can be placed somewhere between shoegaze, black metal, indie and post-hardcore.
With a good amount of delay in the guitars, dynamic and fast drums, the use of synths and Anna’s natural screaming vocals, Gestalt has a haunting atmosphere throughout the whole album. But at the same time the soundscapes and melodies are able keep up a positive vibe, as if a storm is just coming to an end.