Levi Macallister embraces the role of Christian performance poet with a fervor that can be healing or scary (sometimes both). His debut album, Werewolves, presents him as a young believer struggling with fears and weaknesses while seeking a closer connection with God. Levi’s scream-laden style is intentionally extreme, rooted in slam poetry, rap, and hardcore punk. His raw testimony draws heavily on his own experiences with parental loss, substance abuse, and spiritual doubt. Poems like “Fatigue,” “Rainy Weather," and “When I Go to Meet God” express a conflicted relationship with the Lord in visceral terms. “Werewolves” and “Oh Captain, My Captain” are searing confessions that go beyond personal sorrow to strike universal chords. The most intense offering is “Pretty in Pornography,” a striking expression of sex, sin, and forgiveness wrapped in a heart-wrenching apology to the poet’s wife. Levi is blunt and practically fearless: “The church is a whore, but she’s still my mother,” he says in “The Bride.” At its core, Werewolves is a work of humility and love, capturing a hunger for redemption that’s palpable in every track.