Yes, yes they did.
There seems to be an issue with the ARIAs where every two years they nail the nominations list and every other year, they fuck it up completely and sadly this is the year they cooked it. So many amazing heavy artists were overlooked for their work this past year and some that got a nomination have made me question my whole life…
The awards will take place on Wednesday 27th November in Sydney and no doubt, they’ll fuck it up by not giving heavy music the attention it deserves (and I can foresee another rant like this coming up again this year), but, below are the categories I thought deserved a mention here…
Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album
The collection of Australian albums they’ve put through for the heavy category are a bit hit and miss (in my opinion) with Clowns, Dead Letter Circus, DZ Deathrays, King Gizzard and Northlane all competing against each other for the gong.
My Prediction: Northlane has this in the bag, Alien is the album of the year this year! If they don’t win it, we fuckign riot!!!
Snubbed Bands/Albums that deserved a Nomination (In My Opinion): Thy Art Is Murder – Human Target, Gravemind – Conduit
Best Rock Album
Once again, an interesting collection of nominees with Amyl and the Sniffers, taking on Barnsey, Holy Holy, Midnight Oil and Skegss.
My Prediction: Australian’s love Barnsey so he’s got this in the bag.
Snubbed Bands/Albums that deserved a Nomination (In My Opinion): John Floreani – sin, Dear Seattle – Don’t Let Go, Hellions – Rue, The Amity Affliction – Misery, The Beautiful Monument – I’m The Reaper
Best Australian Live Act
PARKWAY DRIVE‘S REVERENCE TOUR DIDN’T EVEN GET A MENTION IN THIS LIST, GET FUCKED!!!!!!!!! How could THIS TOUR not get a nod????
Sooo, about last night… Parkway Drive delivered their most CRUSHING performance to date at Riverstage. Seriously, if you missed this tour, you need to give yourself an uppercut. Review & Gallery: http://bit.ly/WoSPWDBris18 📽: Browny
Posted by Wall Of Sound on Sunday, October 28, 2018
Oh well, there’s always next year they can get it completely right again hey?