By The Throat is a powerful, introspective effort that refreshes the sound of Nick Cage, Chris Isaak, and Where The Streets Have No Name-era U2. Instrumental and vocal sides struggle for dominance here. The bit of electronic fuzz that the guitar / drum dynamic includes bring The Great Dictators a bit closer to NIN. Alluring and darkly emotional, By The Throat’s shuffling tempo will make fans out of anyone listening in. The pianos that enter into the equation continue to spin the song in bold new directions. While the song is over within three minutes, the space that it occupies in fans’ brains is much larger.
The Great Dictators “By The Throat” / Domain /