Track and Video Premiere: Black Fast, “Cloak of Lies”
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Black Fast. The promising St. Louis thrash outfit released Terms of Surrender in 2015 to praise from both critics and the metal world at large, did a whole bunch of touring to support it then took some time off to recharge their batteries.
Black Fast return from their brief hiatus today with a new song called “Cloak of Lies” and a music video to go along with it. With new songs usually come new albums, and that’s certainly the case here: Spectre of Ruin will hit mid-summer!
“Cloak of Lies” finds Black Fast doing what Black Fast have always done so well: unrelenting, savage thrash with a dose of progressive riffing thrown in. The middle section of this song reminds us a bit of The Sound of Perseverance-era Death, but don’t worry, Black Fast don’t get too out there; things come full circle and it’s back to their usual, pummeling thrash assault before too long. Producer Erik Rutan has once again done a bang-up job of dialing in a crisp-sounding recording without sacrificing any of the rawness that makes the music what it is.