Monday, February 11, 2013

Grammy Rant

For those brave enough to venture onto your social networks Sunday night, a barrage of noise was flowing from the Grammy's, which are held each year at about this time. It's this time every year metal heads, fans of indie artists, real Euro techno/house, and other fans just laugh away. Are all genre's represented at this event you ask. Yes and no, not really. If you just listen to top 40, your world is very small indeed.


Halestorm's Love Bites (So Do I) won Grammy for best rock/metal performance. This fast paced pop song (no offense to Halestorm....whatever) beat out Anthrax, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson, and Megadeth all with far superior tracks to any generic metal head  Not only that blistering performances from stoner infused metal acts, djent bands, melodic death metal acts, black metal, and traditional death metal tunes were completely left out of the running.

So, here's some proper nods below to some stuff you have certainly never listened to (unless you like metal). Sure, this stuff may scare you, it's metal, grow a pair. What is represented at the Grammys is not the face of music. It's a very small window into shallow, bubble gum tripe. Shame on them and shame on anyone who puts stock on what they've done to what's left of the music industry.