The Grammys Must Hate Heavy Metal

So, I know that as soon as the Grammys are over, there is typically an onslaught of heavy metal music journalists complaining about how the awards don't respect the genre. We all know this, in fact. The heavy metal category hasn't even been televised in more than a decade.

While I originally was going to focus on the most metal moments at NAMM this past weekend (stay tuned for that), I decided to jumped on the annual Grammys-bashing bandwagon.

That's because the problem with this year's Grammys is that there was some blatant, and I mean blatant disregard for metal. The members of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences that decide the winners each year didn't just ignore the genre; every aspect of heavy metal was patronized.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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