A look at Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2010 Winners

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Revolver is a decent metal establishment, and normally I hate award shows but this one was hosted by Andrew W.K. and Chris Jericho, and hell, its metal. Now I’m not going to say anything about the nominees (that’s an entire different subject) but this is more about the winners. If you haven’t seen this yet and are planning on watching, spoilers for everything. Also, one of the coolest posters I’ve ever seen.

Winners listed in bold.

BEST GUITARIST
Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
Tony Iommi (Heaven & Hell)
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Street Sweeper Social Club)
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
Slash
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)

Zakk Wylde? Really? Talk about overrated, Zakk Wylde how it’s spelled. As past his prime as he is Dave Mustaine is the best choice out of what we’ve got here, although Tony Iommi is damn good as well.

BEST DRUMMER
Chris Adler (Lamb of God)
Brann Dailor (Mastodon)
Dave Grohl (Them Crooked Vultures)
Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Fear Factory)
Dave Lombardo (Slayer)
Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold)

Ugh this might be the most abysmal set of choices on this thing, I guess Dave Lombardo can have it.

BEST VOCALIST
Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Ronnie James Dio (Heaven & Hell)
Neil Fallon (Clutch)
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
Serj Tankian (Serj Tankian, System Of A Down)
Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour)

This one is the 2nd worst set of choices, at least out of what you’ve got to pick from they got the right answer here. Not a fan of Dio’s music, but out of these he’s at least got a great voice which is more than I can say for the others.

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Alice in Chains, Black Gives Way to Blue
Heaven & Hell, The Devil You Know
Mastodon, Crack the Skye
Megadeth, Endgame
Slayer, World Painted Blood
Them Crooked Vultures, Them Crooked Vultures

Holy shit, Alice in Chains? I’m assuming the person judging this was deaf. Megadeth’s Endgame should have had no problem running away with this one.


BEST LIVE BAND

The Devil Wears Prada
Lamb of God
Metallica
Motörhead
Rob Zombie
Slayer

Ok this one is mind fucking boggling. How the fucking hell do you have a best live band section (that’s some fucking how missing Iron Maiden) that has Motörhead on the list and you not give it to them? Lemmy drinks more whiskey than the rest of these bands combined and still puts on a better live show when he’s barley awake. I mean really, fucking Metallica? Fuck those guys. Everytime I see Motörhead it’s a different and great show. This is the only one here that actually makes me mad.

BEST UNDERGROUND BAND
Behemoth
Between the Buried and Me
The Black Dahlia Murder
Converge
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Obituary

This is a joke. Shitty ass shit Dillinger Escape Plan beat out Behemoth? Gimmie a break.

MOST METAL ATHLETE
Josh Barnett (MMA fighting)
Marc Colombo, Cory Procter, and Leonard Davis (NFL football)
Chris Jericho (WWE wrestling)
Mike Piazza (MLB baseball)
Jason Ellis (Pro skateboarding)
Jolene Van Vugt (Pro motocrosser)

This one caught me off guard, didn’t expect to even see this on here. How do you not give this to Chris Jericho? He’s a pro wrestler, that alone, they’re great athletes. The only thing here that could compare is an MMA fighter, but NFL players, ugh. Plus this is for metal athlete, if there’s more of a metal fan here than Chris Jericho I’ll find a way to eat my web site. A huge Iron Maiden fan, so he wins right there. But past that he’s actually gone as far as to have his own metal band with a few albums, how did he get passed for this?

HOTTEST CHICK(S) IN METAL
Pearl Aday (Pearl)
Maria Brink (In This Moment)
Lizzy Hale (Halestorm)
Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)
Alexia & Anissa Rodriguez (Eyes Set to Kill)
Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)

This one was a hard choice for me personally. It quickly got narrowed down to Maria Brink, Lizzy Hale and Christina Scabbia. In the end I Lizzy didn’t quite make the cut, then I give it to Cristina Scabbia over Maria Brink because blonds are overrated. But really, we all win.

HONORARY HEADBANGER
Robert England aka Freddy Kruger

Way cool, no complaints here.

Weekly Band Profile: Van Canto

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Name: Van Canto
From: Germany
Web Site: http://www.vancanto.de/
Lifespan: 2006-Present
Genre: Metal, Power Metal
Best Release: Hero
Releases:
Hero
A Storm To Come
Info:
Van Canto is one of the most unusual bands you will find. What makes them stand out? They are an a cappella metal band. You read that right, a metal band, no guitars or anything, just straight vocals. They do have a drummer which is a bit of a sellout, but I’ll let it slide because they also do a lot of awesome covers (Manowar, Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Grave Digger). I’ll admit the first time I heard Van Canto I thought it was hilarious, and a bit weird, but they quickly grew on me and now I’m eagerly awaiting their 3rd studio album. The bad really is something you’ve got to hear for yourself, what you’ve got in your head as what they might sound like does them no justice.

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