Stray From The Path’s new jam, ‘Actions Not Words,’ is about cutting the chit-chat and taking real action in order to better the lives of others.
Bathed in groove and distortion, straight-forward in sound and structure but still so aggressive and heated, ‘Actions Not Words‘ is Stray From The Path at their purest but also their heaviest instrumentally.
The closing track off their next record, ‘Internal Atomics,’ out November 1st, is another wide-lensed, well-meaning hardcore/metalcore rager that just like ‘Fortune Teller‘ and ‘Kickback‘ before it, sees their ninth LP shaping up quite nicely. The band are also saving the most ferocious parts of these new songs right until their final moments, with some of the most crushing sections of music Stray have ever cut to tape founding in the back end of these recent singles – ‘Actions Not Words‘ being no different.
The track is named after one of the two humanitarian organizations that the American band worked with over in Africa (the second being Hardcore Help) to help raise funds for crucial water filter systems in villages outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Which later turned into the band traveling there to help install these filtration systems: as the song itself says, it’s about taking actions for those outside your own life, and not sticking to mere empty words.
In fact, of the three singles released so far, ‘Actions Not Words‘ best exemplifies the title of their new album: taking your own internal energy and then manifesting it into something positive in the real world. Get around it.