French metallic hardcore insurgents Beyond the Styx share the music video for the third and final single, “Collateral”, from the upcoming 3rd record, Sentence. The album will be out 04 February 2022 via WTF Records (CD and vinyl) and Diorama Records (cassette) and distributed via Season Of Mist.
BTSTYX vocalist Emile Duputié offers the following in-depth commentary on the track: “‘Collateral’ is the 12th and the last title composed for the ‘Sentence’ album. Like our daily routine for the past 2 years, the composition of this new track was particularly complicated due to repeated lockdowns. Nevertheless, this song has also shown us all the strength of character and the determination that we have been able to show in the face of this harmful daily life to finalize for the very first time in our history as a band a piece of music at a distance from one of the others.
“‘Collateral,’ as its name suggests, prevails as a kind of warning. Being the witnesses of a world adrift, many complain, bark, and get offended. But how many of them do act?
“Isolated slaves of a well-rehearsed individualistic system aimed at disorienting the masses under a flood of information or even deactivating them through repressive threats. Here we are made as docile as a condemned trendy lemming and left to go along with the movement of inaction in the face of the real threats represented by the extinction of our own planet Earth — a planet that has nothing to do with growth, purchasing power or the feeling of insecurity … a planet that reminds us that without it nothing is possible.
“The fear of change is only a feeling generated by the ignorance imposed on us by our millimeter daily life.
“Unity is strength. We have the power to act. It is certainly not politics that will save the world, but culture and music.
“Be that next COLLATERAL damage!”