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2017 "Best Metal Performance" Grammy Nominees Revealed

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It's Grammy Award nomination time again, which is always an odd experience for metal fans. There's only one actual metal category - Best Metal Performance - and no category for actual metal albums to win.

Best Rock Album occasionally has heavy metal releases, but usually only of the most well known bands that aren't representative of the best metal had to offer in any given year.

In a move that literally left the audience scratching their heads, earlier this year Ghost took home the Best Metal Performance for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Today the nominees are announced for the upcoming 59th annual 2017 Grammy Awards. These songs are now in the running for Best Metal Performance:

- "Shock Me" by Baroness
- "Silvera" by Gojira
- "Rotting In Vain" by Korn
- "Dystopia" by Megadeth
- "The Price Is Wrong" by Periphery

Alright, it's prediction time: who do you think is going to win the 2017 Grammy Best Metal Performance?

Gojira's "Magma" album also managed to land in the Best Rock Album category alongside the likes of Blink-192, Weezer, and Panic! At The Disco.

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1. albert from croatia writes:

and......Megadeth will win!

# Dec 6, 2016 @ 4:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

It would be easy to think Megadeth or Korn would win just based on star power, but looking at who has won in the past and the sort of lineups the Grammys usuall have, honestly I think Periphery is taking this one in 2017.

# Dec 6, 2016 @ 10:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CorpusUpir writes:

xFiruath I have to agree first thing that came to mind when I read the list, but as a friendly bet I will go with Baroness as I find that song the least metal and more rock like Ghost who won before

# Dec 7, 2016 @ 1:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'm going Gojira... Because I'm a total fan boi.

# Dec 7, 2016 @ 12:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. xFiruath writes:

I'm thinking Gojira is going to be too extreme. Take a look at the winners the last couple of years - Ghost, Tenacious D, Halestorm, Foo Fighters, Black Sabbath. The less "metal" a band is in the last five or so years, the more likely they are to win this category.

# Dec 7, 2016 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

I didn't say that I correctly deduced the winner. XD

# Dec 7, 2016 @ 12:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Alycia writes:

Who cares? All award shows are crap. I will never forget the Jethro Tull incident. That is when I stopped paying attention.

# Dec 9, 2016 @ 2:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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