Monday Metal Madness – Grammy Nominations 2012
Posted by Reggie
Last year, for the 2011 Grammy Awards (click here for our 2011 poll), there were some cool deserving bands nominated for an award. Dream Theater received their first nomination and Mastodon and Megadeth were also nominated. However, it was Foo Fighters who swept anything and everything related to Rock/Metal. Nothing bad on them, they deserve to be awarded for their work, they are a great band. But, it’s painfully obvious that the Grammy Committee is still unable to draw the line between Rock, Hard Rock, and Metal. They need to separate these categories completely. Incidentally, A Metal State of Mind voters wanted Dream Theater to win.
In 2012, for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, we will see a strong list of actual metal bands and one (mostly Rock) other band that could probably take the award. The 55th Grammy’s, not that it is actually worth watching, will air in America on Feb 10, 2013. Here is the list for the most important aforementioned category:
Anthrax – I’m Alive
Halestorm – Love Bites, So Do I
Iron Maiden – Blood Brothers
Lamb of God – Ghost Walking
Marilyn Manson – No Reflection
Megadeth – Whose Life (Is It Anyways?)
Though Halestorm is a cool band with catchy hooks, I feel they don’t really belong in this category; therefore, my pessimistic side tells me they will probably win. This is a tough call because there is some real talent on the list. So what say you? Who is most deserving for their respective song? Here are some YouTube clips for you to listen to and vote. Enjoy, and I will follow-up this post when the Grammy’s are over.
- On another note, Storm Corrosion (Steven Wilson) is up for a Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album. We wish him luck.
About ReggieJust a dude writing a heavy metal blog and always on the prowl for a cool metal show. I am also a family man...first and foremost!
Posted on January 21, 2013, in Monday Metal Madness, Polls and tagged Anthrax, Best Hard Rock Metal Performance, Grammy's 2012, Halestorm, iron maiden, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.