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2013 Grammy Nominees For "Best Metal Performance" Revealed

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The 2013 Grammy nominees in the "Best Metal Performance" category have now been revealed, and are as follows:

"T.N.T." - Anthrax
"God Is Dead?" - Black Sabbath
"The Enemy Inside" - Dream Theater
"In Due Time" - Killswitch Engage
"Room 24" - Volbeat Featuring King Diamond

As usual, there's nothing on the extreme side to be found, but at least actual metal bands have made the list. Anyone want to bet which performance wins?

Keep in mind, last year Halestorm somehow won best metal performance in a lineup that featured Lamb of God, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden, so it seems likely voting for the most rock-focused and least metallic band may be the way to go.

And when you're done with that, let us know what the REAL best metal performance of 2013 should have been - Grammy's be damned!

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'll put down $50 on Volbeat.

# Dec 9, 2013 @ 4:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. All Day Watcher writes:

I hope Volbeat will win, but I guess it will be Black Sabbath.

# Dec 9, 2013 @ 5:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. BrianMN writes:

Sabs by a mile....Gorguts deserves it more than anyone.

# Dec 9, 2013 @ 7:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ZMA writes:

^ One could also say Carcass deserves it. I wouldn't choose either lol. But I know both those bands had powerful returns. I have a soft spot for Killswitch, so I'd go with that, but it's obvious they won't win, so my next option would be Black Sabbath. I liked that song so I guess it works.

# Dec 10, 2013 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Aljoxsan writes:

My vote goes to Dream Theater, as for the comment that there is nothing extreme, I would like to see how many can play all song without mistake ...

# Dec 10, 2013 @ 4:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Epic_Enjoli writes:

I truly want Dream Theater to win this one. They deserve it and are some of the most talented artists I have ever heard. Go DT!!!! <;3

# Dec 11, 2013 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

My first thought was Sabbs, but upon further reflection I decided they'd get the Lifetime achievement and thereby leave Volbeat with BMP. Maybe the Sabbs sweep? I dunno. It's all political anyway. Those that deserve it never get it, so I've grown weary of that whole conversation.

# Dec 11, 2013 @ 10:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. spiral_architect writes:

BLACK SABBATH'S PHILOSOPHICAL QUERY "GOD IS DEAD?" GETS MY VOTE, BUT KING DIAMOND IS MY CLOSE SECOND. I COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE REST.

# Dec 11, 2013 @ 5:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Cynic writes:

Another year, another lol.

# Dec 13, 2013 @ 4:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Shredz writes:

Volbeat are so awful, I get embarrassed when people say they like them.

# Dec 14, 2013 @ 5:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ZerO TolerancE writes:

"Volbeat are so awful, I get embarrassed when people say they like them"

....I LOVE them. :P

Anywho, I vote for Volbeat.

# Dec 16, 2013 @ 5:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. wilco writes:

i vote for volbeat but think it will be black sabbath

# Dec 19, 2013 @ 8:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Nunya writes:

shouldve. been. deafheaven.

# Dec 19, 2013 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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