Mean Streets

by Rat Path

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    Mean Streets is our debut EP. Recorded in early 2013 the album is comprised of 4 tracks of blistering thrashy hardcore. Album is pressed onto mixed color 7" vinyl, the color is milky purple with swirls of pink, black and blue.

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Mean Streets is the first release by Seattle, WA hardcore act Rat Path. Released digitally in February 2013 and on vinyl in September of the same year. Rat Path blends old school thrash with touches of modern hardcore to create a blistering crossover sound. FFO: Cro-Mags, Alpha & Omega, Dead End Path, Cruel Hand, Backtrack, Suicidal Tendencies.


released February 14, 2013

David Almonte - Vocals
Taylor Jones - Guitars
Brandon Ramsey - Drums
Casey Shaw - Bass
Produced and mastered by Ahren Lanfor @ The Astronauts Lounge
Artwork by Tyler Gibson @ Doom Toof Design


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Rat Path was formed in the Fall of 2012 and self-released their first EP "Mean Streets" in the Spring of 2013. "Mean Streets" was pressed on 7" vinyl a few months later. Rat Path merges multiple influences together form a unique blend of thrash and hardcore. FFO: Alpha & Omega, Backtrack, Cro-Mags, Leeway, Dead End Path, Cruel Hand. ... more

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Track Name: Cold Soul
You speak so vaguely/ Inside I laugh.
Stripped down to nothing/ I still don’t believe.
The walls you were prisoned/Your lies shoved down my throat.
You left your family abandoned/ An image now a ghost
With a straight face and mistakes I’ve made/I’ll sink
There ain't nothing in this world I need/Give it away
I try dreaming/I can’t sleep
Shallow demented/I breathe
A cold world, can’t be colder than the streets/Steadily my veins pump strength
Brain dead/Mind fuck/Since you were born you listened to the lies you’ve learned
The truth it hurts you don’t wanna hear it/A knife in your back dug deeper than your spirit
Waste away
In the grave you made
You face the shame every single day
Waste away
Track Name: Fools Fortune
You do what I never could/ Can’t see the struggles
Your running you can’t relate/ Hiding from mistakes
I’m not sorry/ I had to leave you behind
It never worked out/ You couldn’t stand the tests of time
You see what I can’t/Walk blind, this worlds a trap
You think you’ve got it in your hands/ Running from the devil
I’m not sorry/We never looked the same way
I rather stay true/ Than regret.
So next time you see me/ See right through id do anything to rid my mind of you
This is where you began to break/ You had your family’s lives at stake
But you chose to fall in the depths/ Sinking deep in your selfishness
You chose to fall/ You let your true colors show
Track Name: Trip Hard
Every day the same thing/ Searching for something in a sea of nothing
I need anything/ To keep my mind straight
I’ve searched my soul to find/ what’s wrong with me
I’ve been here before/ Repeating history
Free your mind and speak your soul/ everything you want/ earn it on your own
Depend on no one but you’re self
Every day the same thing/I bring my mind to reality
To get a better grip before I slip
Hard times just getting worse/ Digging six feet in the dirt
Hard times
Because you picked up/what I don’t need
And I stepped back/ While you fell flat from your feet to your knees.
Track Name: Sewer Chief
Hoping for something
Seems like this world is good for nothing
Look at this world what do I see/ Toxic waste disgusting me
Nothing to eat or drink/ That’s not infected by your disease
We’ve came so far from where I think we should be
Face to face
So save your ass/ I’m saving mine
You’re searching for that key in life you will never find
You can’t think straight/ Your god was wrong
You’re living in this world so fucking alone
Only time will tell if my hardships will send me to hell
But I’m still here/ Striving for a life
Beating up the demons that control my mind

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