Thursday, December 6, 2012

Grammys are Still Irrelevant to Metal

Today the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for this year’s “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” Grammy, and once again they have proven that metal means nothing in the realm of this awards gala. Having turned their nose up to the separate categories a few years ago, giving the award as much depth as the kiddie pool, now you can see which band who had the biggest name gets a nod from the academy voters.

The Nominees Are: 
  • Anthrax, “I’m Alive”
  • Halestorm, “Love Bites (So Do I)”
  • Iron Maiden, “Blood Brothers [live from En Vivo]”
  • Lamb of God, “Ghost Walking”
  • Marilyn Manson, “No Reflection”
  • Megadeth, “Whose Life (Is It Anyway?)”

I am pretty sure this award won't be on the broadcast. I would hope that Lamb of God gets the nod, with all of the turmoil going on in their camp today, but I assume that Iron Maiden will pick up the award, since everyone from Miley Cyrus to Lidsay Lohan wear their 'ironic' t-shirts. Maybe someday we will get an actual award from the...oh nevermind...

1 comment:

  1. The Grammys are irrelevant to music in general. The most nagging thing about them, in fact, is that everyone agrees on this point for 11 months of the year, but then when the Grammys roll back around again everyone starts nitpicking over what they DID include vs what they DIDN'T include. What difference does it make? Such nitpicking is actually kind of counterproductive in the sense that it implies a longstanding relevance that they've only recently ceased to live up to. Quite the contrary: it's always been a joke, and it's only the fact that we continue to take it seriously in spite of ourselves that it persists as a entity with legitimate cultural currency.