The Paper Sons
In the Throes… conjures a new kind of progressive. Cuts like "Blackout" and "Set in Motion" seesaw from hypnotic hooks and swirling melodies to gnashing riffs and pulsating rhythms. Meanwhile, "The Tides" creates a pensive, poignant sonic trip. Fran Dickinson's bass rumbles with a guttural groove, while Dennis Rodriguez pounds out heavy blues beats and Phil Pristia's riffs crash from chaos into clarity. Over this backdrop, singer Tom McCullough bleeds poetic lyrics through an undeniable delivery.