Following the Recording Academy’s announcement of the 2016 Grammy Nominees for Best Metal Performance, aging metal fans everywhere are in an uproar over newcomer August Burns Red’s nomination for their song “Identity”.
This Is Not Your Scene had a chance to interview fans to obtain their commentary on the rapidly unfolding situation. One fan stated, “I can’t believe Slayer or ACDC wasn’t nominated again, for the 20th year in a row.” Another Slayer fan lamented in the comments section, “well, i’ve never even herd of this band so they must be irrelevant. i mean, just look at they’re video. its like spongebob under the sea meets shark tank. Wut a bunch of fucken tards.” People continued to lash out following the announcement:
Despite all of the outrage, Slayer, ACDC, Black Sabbath and Maiden elitists alike have had a hard time grappling with the reality that fans today, which are actually their own grandchildren, do not in fact listen to the same style of metal. “They are showing no signs of coming to terms with the fact that their own taste in music is largely out of touch with what’s been happening in the modern music scene over the past fifteen years plus. Many of these same fans have not even noticed the litany of Fixodent ads populating on their Youtube searches and Facebook sidebar” stated a Grammy Committee member. “So you can only imagine how behind these people are. It is our sincere hope that more relevant nominations will begin to foster more foward-thinking and bring about a positive change to make the Grammys less of a laughing stock in years to come.”