This reunion album was only a dream for the last 15 years, but it’s here now, and it’s great.
Let’s get this out of the way first: This is not just another Twilight Singers album. Somehow, the epic Afghan Whigs sound is revived like it had never gone away. The album is hard, the guitars screech, and Dulli gives an impressive vocal performance. You’ll find the familiar piano and violin parts as well. That’s not to say that Do To The Beast is a same old nostalgic rehash. The Whigs are good at many things, and one of them is giving each of their albums a unique feel.
On top of everything, I just had the pleasure to see them live at the Fonda Theatre. They played an almost 2-hour show filled with tracks from the new album and an eclectic collection of their classics.