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STRAY FROM THE PATH GET ALL RAGED UP ON “VIETNOW” COVER

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If you were a teenager during pretty much any part of the ’90s and you were into heavy music, Rage Against the Machine were at some point really important to you. I realize this is lost on today’s younger generation, maybe because RATM haven’t released any new music in forever or maybe simply because the music had a place and a time. I guess you had to be there to experience the power, the importance, and the rage. So let’s just agree to disagree, like we do when kids say they don’t “get” Pantera or they don’t see what’s so great about Faith No More.

“Bleh!”-kings Stray From the Path know what’s up, though. Their new cover of RATM’s “Vietnow” does the original justice while exuding enough of Stray’s own imprint to make it fresh (i.e. those guitar chord bends in the choruses are pure Stray touches). And holy shit, are these lyrics more relevant now than they were 15 years ago or what? Televangelism -> Fear -> Votes… same old story.

-VN

[via The PRP]

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