This year's Juno Awards, the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards, is pretty loaded with some great nominees for "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year."
This year's nominees include Voivod, Beyond Creation and KEN Mode, specifically the following:
- Beyond Creation – Algorythm
- Cancer Bats – The Spark That Moves
- KEN Mode – Loved
- Kobra And The Lotus – Prevail II
- Voivod – The Wake
According to the Juno Awards, nominees must have released their albums between September 1, 2017 and November 9, 2018. The ceremonies will be held on March 17 at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario, Canada.
To be fair, the 2019 Grammy Awards nominated Alice In Chains, Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium, High on Fire and Deafheaven this year. So not quite recognizing technical death metal on a national scale just yet, but at least we've got a pretty decent lineup.