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Album Review: The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast

16 April 2014 | 2:26 pm | Tyler McLoughlan

It’s best summed up by Dulli himself on the sonic grandeur of It Kills: “Over and over I get to know myself”.

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Back with their first record in 16 years, The Afghan Whigs slip right into that familiar unmade bed of late night, cigarette-fuelled, whiskey-sipping meditations seemingly propelled by the visceral sex appeal of frontman Greg Dulli's voice. It's an emotional ride made musically relevant with fresh moods, angles and that superior rock inquisitiveness that has the Whigs exploring Spaghetti Western soul on Algiers and dark edgy funk in Matamoros. It's best summed up by Dulli himself on the sonic grandeur of It Kills: “Over and over I get to know myself”.