A combination of beats
created on a drum kit involving hitting the snare
and double-kicking bass drum at the same time, usually in speeds up to sixteenths of a beat
. One common sight of this is in System of a Down's BYOB. The blast beat commonly involves the snare
and bass drums, but in Question! by System of a Down, a combination of Bass, snare and hi-hat was involved.
Many heavier styles of music such as death metal
and blackened death metal involve blast beats. Cryptopsy is one example, where they belt out constant amounts of blast beats, Carrionshine being one example song.
I like System of a Down's BYOB, the blast beats are awesome. Cats are also cool.