Long Island, NY hardcore heavyweights, Stray From The Path have been bringing their charged-up punk fury and politically outspoken voice to the masses for the better part of two decades and Internal Atomics is proof that they aren’t slowing down any time soon. The album finds Stray From The Path more ferocious than ever, a vital voice for reason, empathy, and change in challenging time.
Internal Atomics pushes Stray From The Path’s distinctive rhythmic aggression to breakneck levels as guitarist Tom Williams’ powerful riffs work in tandem with the crushing engine room of Anthony Altamura (bass) and Craig Reynolds (drums) to create a hybrid of all things heavy-yet-hooky. Vocalist Drew Dijorio’s unique hardcore-meets-hip hop delivery is on full display throughout Internal Atomics, spitting out lyrics that rail against apathy towards the suffering of others , toxic dog-eat-dog culture, myopic worldviews, institutional corruption, and the selfishly misplaced priorities of past generations. Stray From The Path seek to plant seeds of positive change, and Internal Atomics provides both a release for frustration and a path to action.
Produced by Will Putney aka The Lord Of Heavy (Knocked Loose, Every Time I Die, The Amity Affliction) and inspired by the idea of searching for active ways to counteract the hideousness of Trump’s America, the band’s eighth album finds them as vital as ever. Stray From The Path’s unified outlook is exemplified in “Kickback” a pummeling track that not only includes Counterparts’ Brendan Murphy on vocals, but also represents the bond between the two bands and their desire to support one another.