Gestalt are a band from St. Louis, Missouri that plays a very experimental and progressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2015 ep "Infinite Regress".
A very, raw, distorted and melodic black metal sound starts off the ep along with some high pitched screams that also take the music into a faster direction that also introduces blast beats onto the recording and you can hear a lot of progressive elements in the bands musical style and spoken word parts can also be heard at times.
When synths are utilized they add more of an experimental feeling to the music along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music also brings in a touch of ambient at times and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and they close the ep with a song that is more experimental soundscapes and drones.
Gestalt plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic and progressive all at the same time while also bringing in a touch of experimental music, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover Zen, Philosophy, Theology and Existential themes.
In my opinion Gestalt are a very great sounding progressive and experimental black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Breach Of Eden" and "Wade In Toil". 8 out of 10.