The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in August 2013
Press Photo Black Fast
Black Fast has been on the scene in St. Louis for several years now and has never released a CD, never printed a t-shirt, never had an official website, and never really tried very hard to promote itself in any way. That said, it is also one of the hardest working bands in town. Where most bands, local or otherwise, will focus its energy on getting shot glasses and panties with their logo on it or just bugging the shit out of people on the internet, Black Fast has been doing the unthinkable: writing and rehearsing songs. Really, really good songs. Ties to early Kreator, Death, and even Voivod are easy to hear in Black Fast's music -- important and groundbreaking bands that are too often overlooked by today's generation. And although most of its members are in their early twenties, you won't find a single corny breakdown for the bros to mosh to or forced "chorus" to attract female listeners. Black Fast is simply a frantic and calculated heavy metal attack. It's been several years in the making, but finally with a recording by Smith Lee Productions and new artwork by Coby Ellison, this disc will have been well worth the wait.