Algiers is a true nightmare of the most sophisticated music lover. Imagine a dark industrial sound with elements of nervous post-punk, where vocals, unexpectedly inspired by an authentic African - American style of singing, suddenly break in: this is the early John Lee Hooker and the traditions of gospel and spirituals and the purest soul from the south Eastern United States. Nick Cave sometime attained this effect, but the Algiers undoubtedly bring their sound formula to a new level. The live shows of the collective amaze with wild energy and real shamanism, the rampant sound of the drums and the atonal sounds of the instruments introduce the listener into the hypnotic trance, and the enchanting vocals create their strange magic. The general atmosphere of the apocalypse accompanies the group, where the theme of songs about slavery, as a social phenomenon hidden within modern society, strikes with rage and despair in an attempt to combat the system as such.