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Best Band Name 

Black Fast

Rarely does a band's name so neatly reflect its sound as in the case of St. Louis metal monsters Black Fast. Playing technical, light-speed metal with a bleak outlook and a dark bent, the band does service to a literal translation of both halves of its moniker. But the fun doesn't stop there. In the Catholic and Pentecostal traditions, a "black fast" is an extreme form of fasting, sometimes involving complete abstinence from food or drink of any kind. Starving oneself in the name of religion? Yeah, that is metal as fuck. Bonus: Black Fast and legendary Norwegian rockers Turbonegro, when you think about it, essentially have the exact same names. What's not to like?

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