Pat, for TheGessNation is his YouTube channel, reviews Heavy Metal albums on YouTube and does so brilliantly. He gets the absurdity inherent in the genre and celebrates it whilst telling you why the music’s compelling, the place that it has within a band’s previous catalogue and how it all relates to the sometimes bewildering world of Metal sub-genres.
Labouring under the belief that Heavy Metal constitutes one, solitary genre of music? Oh, how wrong you are, dear friend, how wrong you are…
I’d compare him, in terms of wit and charm, to Metal Hammer magazine writer Dom Lawson (whose ‘Dom’s Metal Sandwich’ is another vlog which you should check out – even if he doesn’t seem that keen on the splendid new Lacuna Coil record...).
If you have to watch one, I’d suggest that the edition which deals with Megadeth’s most recent record, “Th1rt3en” is worth a look – all the skinny on Megadeth’s most recent record and the complex web of madness which is intrinsic to discussing Dave Mustaine’s band of not-so-merry thrashers.
And as if you needed proof of how YouTube can send you down many an interesting rabbit hole – here’s the aforementioned Nightwish recording their most recent album, “Imaginarium”, via a promotional tie-in with Genelac studio monitors. The things that you find on the internets, eh Marco?