“Metal has taught me patience” – Ryan of Lost in Vegas
Ryan and George of Lost in Vegas do Reaction videos. While I’m not so much into reaction vids, there is something so genuine and fresh about their approach to checking out new music. Particularly extreme metal. From what I gather, these guys are not particularly metal fans (although Ryan says he works out to hard rock and metal), but music fans they are indeed. What I like about watching their videos is the catharsis of watching other people hear metal songs for the first time. Usually, those kinds of videos are ironic and more make fun of metal. But these guys do the exact opposite. They come at this with nothing but respect, and in the Age of Irony, their authentic presentation is highly welcome. They clearly have an amazingly objective approach to music which I find refreshing. Watching them get excited about a metal record, makes me excited about a record. Record labels and promoters take heed!
Of all the album review Youtube channels out there, none of them take me to the place that George and Ryan take me. Generally, such channels are either negative bashing or overly praising artists because of pre-existing knowledge of the band or typical metal snobbery. But watching these two guy listening to these tracks for the first time, usually knowing nothing about the band, and getting excited and reacting on a purely emotional and sonic level that to me it becomes a more honest critique of the music without all of the baggage that a “legitimate critic or reviewer” would bring.
Standing ovation for you, George and Ryan. Thanks for breathing back life into a tired genre, that’s usually ingenuine and click-baity. FreqsTV salutes you.
Now watch them listen to Gojira’s “The Heaviest Matter of the Universe” and tell me you don`t want to crank this up and bang your head: