Critic's Pick: Vektor to Perform at Firebird This Monday, November 21


  • Press photo via Earache Records

Since 2002, Vektor has been peddling its brand of highly technical thrash metal — with more than a splash of progressive metal influences — all across the U.S. and Europe, earning itself legions of fans around the globe. The band's Earache Records debut, Terminal Redux, was released to wide acclaim in May, a 70-minute concept album with sci-fi themes and the same blisteringly fast guitar work for which the band is known. Borne of the early aughts' massive thrash-metal revival, Vektor is one of the few new-thrash bands that remains active and popular with metal purists — for good reason.

Terms of Arrival: It would behoove fans of Vektor to arrive in time to catch Black Fast, who will be opening the show. Similarly fast, thrashy, riff-laden and technical, the St. Louis act is a perfect fit for this bill.

Stream Vektor's "Ultimate Artificer" below:

8 p.m. Monday, November 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street. $10 to $12. 314-535-0353.

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