Gestalt is Nessel’s debut album – released in the summer of 2022. The Stuttgart-based band started working on the seven songs exactly two years prior. Nessel’s members already knew each other from previous projects such as Archivist, Knife Eyes and Mahlstrom. Gestalt is their first joint effort, somewhere between shoegaze, black metal, indie and post-hardcore.
The album starts with a flight forward, gets lost in the abysses and problems of the individual protagonists and outlines a man-made dystopia, alternating between crystal clear and gloomy passages. From sprawling shoegaze soundscapes to black metal borrowings. Gestalt was recorded during last year's endless limbo and produced by Steve Frenzel in Nuremberg.
Nidare released their first DIY recorded demo in 2019, quickly followed by a 4-way-split-release with Welk, Argon and Lazar. Despite the terrible pandemic that hit all of us in 2020, the band managed to play a couple of first shows in 2020 to present their music in an immersive live environment (of course they complied with the regulations at the time). Around the same time the band recorded their first full-length LP called “Sintflut” which will be released on vinyl end of 2022 via Through Love Records.
Cursed raw Atmospheric Black Metal with some Hardcorepunk and Crust heritage. Members known from outfits like Boden, Discommand, Yonder or Wølfenstein.
Pre-listening of the excellent new record creates great expectations. Be one of the lucky ones to get to see them.