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, the traditions of gospel and spirituals, and the purest soul from the south Eastern United States. A similar impact effect was once achieved by Nick Cave, but Algiers undoubtedly derive their sound formula to a new level.
The live shows of the collective amaze with wild energy and real shamanism, the wild 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’s performances, where the theme of songs about slavery, as a social phenomenon hidden within modern society, is striking with rage and despair in an attempt to combat the system as such.