William Elliott Whitmore, 'Animals in the Dark' (Anti-)

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Animals in the Dark
Critical Mass
Label: Anti-

by Jon Young

Consumed by outrage at malicious politicians, sadistic cops, and other dirtbags, Iowa's William Elliott Whitmore unleashes tirades in the growl of a crazed backwoods preacher threatening eternal damnation. And though these stark folk/blues tunes could be a century old, his tales of desperation, death, and despair crackle with agitprop punk urgency. For all its grim honesty, Whitmore's fifth album also boasts a survivor's tenacity -- "There's Hope for You" and "Hard Times" offer fiery moral support.

Listen: William Elliott Whitmore, "Old Devils"

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