Powder Burns – El Paso Scene
As leader of Afghan Whigs, Greg Dulli’s output consisted of a new album about every three years. He now heads up the Twilight Singers, and he seems to have switched over to autopilot as the years mount. The band has released new material, be it a full-length album or an EP, almost yearly. That’s not to mention a solo album in between and work on the production side for some new faces in the music game. The best part of this abundance of recordings is that Dulli’s only get better with age. The album starts off blazing through everything in its way with Dulli’s guttural cigarette-coated vocals front and center. The pace increases until the middle of the CD, where the listener is granted rest for a ballad, but things begin to burn up again on the very next track. He continues down his dark path exploring death and his many neuroses. An ode to his beloved New Orleans closes the album. Simply put, “Powder Burns” is burning up my airwaves, and Greg Dulli is on fire like never before.