56th Grammy’s Follow-Up

I guess it’s no surprise that Black Sabbath won.  It’s also no surprise, from what I read, that the metal category was not aired on TV.  It’s really a shame that metal just can’t seem to get any kind of real public recognition in America.  At the end of the day it really doesn’t matter, I suppose.  Europeans embrace the genre much more openly than America. Perhaps, that was one of the many reasons I really enjoyed living in England for a while.

According to our humble poll, those who voted thought Black Sabbath would or should win.  Dream Theater came in a close second, with Killswitch Engage and Volbeat evenly rounding out the rest of the votes.  Anthrax got no love.  One thing the poll doesn’t illustrate is whether or not you thought Black Sabbath “should” have won or you just thought they would.

I haven’t listened to the new Black Sabbath album much, but from what I read it was pretty well received.  Personally, based on the rest of the bands, once again it boiled down to popularity in my opinion.  Not that Black Sabbath doesn’t deserve to be awarded for their contributions to metal, but if any of those other bands had been given the award, I think (mostly) only metalheads would have known who they were.  So, imagine what the voting committee thinks?   I don’t think one needs to be a rocket scientist to know who Black Sabbath.  In hindsight it is kind of funny that the guy who bit the head off a dove won a Grammy.  There you have it.  At least the Grammy’s selected all metal bands unlike last year where Halestorm really just didn’t fit in with the rest of the pedigree.

Congrats Black Sabbath.


About Reggie

Just 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 29, 2014, in News, Polls and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. ChristopherMammal

    The Sabbath album is very good. I’m pleased Sabbath won. Your point is very valid, though — the vast majority of Grammy followers might have thought Killswitch Engage was a new Fast & Furious movie.

  2. On one hand it’s nice to read something about the Metal segment of the Grammy’s because otherwise I wouldn’t know about it here in Germany. On the other hand it’s a price that has really nothing to do with the music as art.

    Concernig “13”, it’s good, better than I thought and hoped. But I have the feeling – I don’t mean it personal – that all the people who praised that record as great and went so far as to call it a masterpiece, didn’t REALLY know the first eight Sabbath records. “13” does well because of the great musicianship and teamwork of the band. BUT it’s far from everything that every single Ozzy-Sabbath record featured: diversity, developement, new impulses and facettes and totally unique songs. As for my part, I would trade the whole “13”-record for a song like “Black Sabbath”, “Iron Man” or “Air dance”…

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