Ladies and gentleman, let me first disclose that I don't trust the Grammys at all. This year, however, that has changed.

It's no secret that rock and metal fans have felt slighted by Grammy nominations and wins in the past. Hell, they're barely even part of the awards show some years! It's my hope that the 2018 nominations for the rock and metal categories are going to signal a change in that mentality.

Yep! My three thoughts on this year's nominations are:

  • Metallica will win... because of familiarity... and... Metallica.
  • Mastodon deserves both awards that they are nominated for.
  • Nothing More scoring nominations means hope for the future.

What can I say? I like to look on the brighter side of things. See the full list of Grammy nominees here.