Review: Stray From the Path – Rising Sun



Long Island’s Stray From the Path go straight for the throat with their third studio effort, Rising Sun. The bristling album touts 30 minutes of early-2000s-style metalcore that heavily apes the blueprint laid out by Burnt by the Sun, spiked with echoes of Every Time I Die and Cancer Bats. It’s a full-on assault full of visceral, fist-pumping pounders built on a solid foundation of mathy riffs and thundering breakdowns. In other words, it’s everything a fan could want from a modern metalcore act.

Rising Sun brings to the table a snarling punkish heart and an off-kilter, slightly spastic brain; two parts aggression with a dash of technical noodling. But those who lust for creativity will be left wanting: Stray From the Path does next to nothing to deviate from the road worn smooth by the aforementioned genre heavyweights. The focus here is on execution, not innovation. Stray From the Path have one simple goal—to make noise and scare the neighbors. And even if their methods can be undeniably derivative, few will question the devastating end result. CLARKE READ

Check out “Death Beds” off Rising Sun below:

  • wut

    I bet the reviewer didn’t even heard the record.

    • oh herro

      ya y u no heard record reviewist?

  • Huddy

    Yea or speak engrish good

  • reviewerreviewer

    this is just a bad review. very little thought put into it and beyond boring to read. Also definite lack of musical knowledge. This reviewer has nothing to say and tried to compensate by relating this album to things and bands he is familiar with. I review this review as a 1/5

  • JoeFlow

    if you know hardcore music, you would know that this album is far from lacking in the creativity/originality department as opposed to 90% of generic breakdown bands out there. There is also certainly more to this cd than to simply “make noise and scare the neighbors”.

  • Gerardohdez619

    Obviously he didn’t understand the record or even payed attention to anything the band actually meant. It’s sad to say that you even took the time to write such a pathetic review this band deserves more than lame comparisons and weak critics..there so much more to this album and band than you could possibly be able to write in this pathetic 2 paragraphs. Fail.

  • Jmomstead

    TRY AGAIN. Stray represents everything good and wonderful of hardcore. You are biased and stupid.

  • Zklimek

    This band and album definatley deserve more than this not even half assed review.  I give it a 4.5 for genuine originality and substance.  If he would have listened closer he’d maybe realize that.


    At first listen I didn’t think this album lived up to their last. That being said, this review has got it totally wrong in stating it “echoes” any of the aforementioned bands. This band creates a sound that is entirely their own and does it very, very well. IMHO, 5/5