The Grammy Awards is a polarising topic in the metal community, with some saying they focus too much on commercially popular music at the expense of talented artists, while others say they are a positive way for metal to reach a wider audience.

Regardless of opinions, the 61st Grammy Awards will be hosted tomorrow in Los Angeles, with five bands vying for the Grammy for best metal performance.

The bands, which are all US-based, are Between The Buried And Me, Deafheavan, High On Fire, Trivium, and Underoath.

According to the Recording Academy, ‘The Grammy Award is voted on by the Recording Academy’s voting membership, which is comprised of music creators, including artists, producers, songwriters, and engineers… As the only peer-recognised music award, the Grammy is the music industry’s highest honour.’

There is also a category for best rock performance, which is being contended by Arctic Monkeys, Chris Cornell, Fever 333, Greta Van Fleet and Halestorm.

The best rock song Grammy is between Black Smoke Rising by Greta Van Fleet, Jumpsuit by Twenty One Pilots, Mantra by Bring Me The Horizon, Masseduction by St. Vincent, and Rats by Ghost.

The Grammy for best rock album is between Alice In Chains’ ‘Rainier Fog’, Fall Out Boy’s ‘Mania’, Ghost’s ‘Prequelle’, Greta Van Fleet’s ‘From The Fires’, and Weezer’s ‘Pacific Daydream’.

Best metal performance

CONDEMNED TO THE GALLOWS
Between The Buried And Me

HONEYCOMB
Deafheaven

ELECTRIC MESSIAH
High On Fire

BETRAYER
Trivium

ON MY TEETH
Underoath