This is brain melting! Magik Black, from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, are incredibly intense. They are described as “speed shoegaze” on their Bandcamp page, and that fits quite nicely. There are hints of HEALTH, Explosions In The Sky and Lightning Bolt. The sound is expansive and Alexey Shapkin’s drums are, at times, absolutely brutal. This is Noise Rock with a psychedelic edge. Third track “Conqueror” starts a little cheesy, but thankfully changes direction. There is a euphoria to this that suggests the live show must be quite incredible. You may want to take a breather after listening to this.With this, their first release on POW! POP KIDS, Magik Black have made a fine start.
Someone get these guys over from Russia.