Metal Montag: Stray From The Path
by Guest Blogger
The last time überlin witnessed Long Island alt-hardcore genre-benders Stray From The Path was in early 2012 alongside the ever-excellent Norma Jean and The Chariot. Cue memories of changing underwear due to a constant barrage of dirty bass drops Now these extreme noiseniks are back to slap another big wet BLEGH! in your ear cake.
What is BLEGH? Well music scum, BLEGH! is a vocal gimmick normally deployed before or during any average metal breakdown, first made popular by New York hardcore grandads Agnostic Front and Connecticut crossover legends Hatebreed. Used as frequently as any generic metalcore “Oh!” or death metal “Ergh!”, imagine the sound of a ten foot tiger coughing up a barbwire furball of unpleasant mouth-gore.
Oh and it is really bloody cool! If you don’t believe me, then here is a good example of a clear yet snotty BLEGH! which ÜBlegh gives 5 out of 7 on the BLEGH!-o-meter.
(And look, the bassist is wearing his hood up! Mega.)
Fast forward to tomorrow night and Stray From The Path are back with long time touring cousins, The Ghost Inside and Deez Nuts (eugh). Having spent over a decade refining their unpredictable yet utterly precise take on metalcore, SFTP combine political lyrics with a predilection for lighthouses… Having earned their chops supporting veterans such as Every Time I Die, Terror and Norma Jean 2011 saw them release their sixth blistering full-length, Rising Sun - 32 minutes of heavy, angry rapcore* magic sliced into eleven nuggets of liquid BLEGH!
Bring a nappy.
Exclusive “I BLEGH! überlin” t-shirts on sale soon.
Stray From The Path play C-Club, Columbiadamm 9-11, 10965 Berlin tomorrow tonight from 8pm. BLEGH!
*Yes, I said rapcore.