The Evolution Of Blast Beats offers an in-depth look at the drumming of today's extreme metal music such as speed metal, grindcore, and death metal. Drummers, teachers, and students will learn the history and evolution of this underground style originating from the European skank beat and evolving into a variety of blast beats found in today's extreme metal scene. Also learn detailed blast variations along with essential techniques needed to develop and execute these high-speed patterns. Variations of traditional blasts, bomb blasts, hyper blasts, and freehand blasts are all explored in detail. The audio CD includes many recorded examples, exercises, play-along tracks, and groove loops for practice.