This list doesn't always represent my own preferences and it's hardly possible to represent everybody's individual choices so vote, remix and add more Grammy Awards.
You can give an existing award to another music artist.
You can create many new categories.
1 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Best metal song)
Of course! - zxm
2 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth (Best Guitar Solo)
3 Ronnie James Dio (Most iconic metal singer)
Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona; July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010) was an American heavy metal singer, songwriter and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture ...read more.
4 Master of Puppets - Metallica (Best thrash album)
5 Raining Blood - Slayer (Best thrash song)
6 Mike Portnoy (Best metal drummer)
Michael Portnoy is an American drummer primarily known as the former drummer, backing vocalist, and a co-founder of the progressive metal/rock band Dream Theater. Known for his technical skill as a drummer, Portnoy has won 30 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine.
Mike Mangini's got speed. But I love his drumming more. And his bass drumming is awesome - zxm
7 Painkiller - Judas Priest (Best vocal performance)
8 Iron Maiden (Best metal band)
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
Completely agreed! I prefer them over metallica - zxm
9 Lack of Comprehension - Death (Best death metal song)
10 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth (Best guitar intro)
11 James Hetfield - Metallica (Best Rhythm Guitarist)
James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.
12 Cliff Burton - Metallica (Best bassist)
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.
13 Raining Blood - Slayer (Most iconic riff)
It's also the most copied metal riff. - Metal_Treasure
14 Artcell (Best Asian Progressive Metal Band)
Artcell is a Bangladeshi progressive metal band formed in October 1999. According to The Daily Star, a leading English national daily, Artcell is "one of the leading bands of the country".
I don't know why DarkenedBrutality said they aren't heavy metal. Well, they aren't heavy metal for sure cause they don't play heavy metal. They play progressive metal and rock. And they didn't plagiarize any song. And they are also on the metallum encyclopedia. And Metal_Treasure said that metallum encyclopedia aren't wrong. They didn't add Avenged Sevenfold but they did add Artcell.
And King Crimson is a very soft band comparing to their music. Because Artcell plays their solos very fast and heavily. You can search for the chords if you like. No band would fail to play metal if they play their music at that rate. - zxm
I know there isn't any category about this. But I know this band works hard. They worked madly for their albums. Especially for 2nd album. And they deserve it. - zxm
They sound more like some King Crimson ripoff who failed at being a heavy metal band than something good. No offense, but I looked everywhere for that one song zxm told me to listen to, and I couldn't find it anywhere.
Zxm, no problem - I said that many new categories can be created and this one is absolutely OK. By the way I had in mind to include Asian metal bands. And I agree Artcell are probably the best. - Metal_Treasure
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15 Dave Mustaine (Best Guitarist)
David Scott "Dave" Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and author. Mustaine is best known as a pioneer in Thrash Metal, being the former lead guitarist of Metallica before his dismissal in 1983, leading to finding and becoming the front man of his own ...read more.
No doubt. - Undistinguished
16 Metallica (Best thrash metal band)
Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.
@LightningBlade - you are right Megadeth should be higher (they are on the list - Best thrash band). They are low now because the list is new and hasn't had enough remixes and votes to get Megadeth higher. The goal of the first items I added was to list many categories that voters can use further by replacing the names. I honestly expected Megadeth to be added quickly and I personally focused on more obscure bands/categories. No disrespect to Megadeth, you can see they are in my Top 10 twice. - Metal_Treasure
Not even close. Overkill, Exodus, Kreator, Slayer, Annihilator, and Venom are all better.
17 Steve Harris - Iron Maiden (Best bassist)
Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.
18 Master of Puppets - Metallica (Best thrash song)
19 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Best vocal performance)
20 Hansi Kürsch - Blind Guardian (Best multi-layered vocals)
Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
21 Savatage (Best underground band)
Savatage is an American heavy metal band founded by the brothers Jon and Criss Oliva in 1978 at Astro Skate in Tarpon Springs, Florida.
They aren't that underground, and there are better underground bands.
22 Spill the Dirty Blood of Jesus - Infernal War (Heaviest metal song)
This is insanely brutal, technical and fast black metal song. - Metal_Treasure
23 Tarja Turunen (Best female singer)
Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.
24 Apocalyptic Feasting - Brain Drill (Fastest metal song)
25 Megadeth (Best thrash metal band)
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.
26 Infernal War (Best underground band)
Infernal War is a Polish black metal band formed in Częstochowa in 1997. The band is known for their extreme anti-christian and WWII lyrics, leading them to be mislabeled as a NSBM band. Critics describe the band as "brutal black metal."
27 Slayer (Best thrash metal band)
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California, formed in 1981 by guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King. They rose to fame with their 1986 album Reign in Blood, and is credited as one of the big four of thrash metal bands, the others being Metallica, Megadeth, and Anthrax. ...read more.
28 Marty Friedman - Megadeth (Best Lead Guitarist)
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s, as well as Cacophony alongside Jason Becker until 1989. Friedman has resided in Tokyo, Japan since 2003, where he has hosted ...read more.
29 Alice in Hell - Annihilator (Best debut album)
30 George Kollias - Nile (Fastest metal drummer)
Georgios "George" Kollias is a Greek heavy metal drummer and music teacher best known for his work with American technical death metal band Nile.
31 Alexi Laiho - Children of Bodom (Youngest metal musician)
Alexi "Wildchild" Laiho is a Finnish guitarist, composer, and vocalist. He is best known as the lead guitarist, lead vocalist and founding member of the melodic death metal band Children of Bodom, and is also the guitarist for Sinergy, The Local Band and Kylähullut.
He founded Children of Bodom at only 14. - Metal_Treasure
32 Tobias Sammet - Edguy (Youngest metal musician)
Tobias Sammet is a German metal musician, best known as the vocalist and primary songwriter of the power metal band Edguy, as well as the founder, main singer and bassist of the metal opera Avantasia.
He was only 14 when founded Edguy but didn't want to be a singer because he didn't like his puberty voice. Originally, he was a keyboardist. - Metal_Treasure
33 Molesting the Decapitated - Devourment (Heaviest metal album)
34 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen (Best instrumental)
35 I Am - Theocracy (Best Christian metal song)
36 Highway Star - Deep Purple (Best early metal song)
37 Michael Kiske - Helloween (Best vocal technique)
Michael Kiske is a singer best known as the former lead vocalist for the German power metal band Helloween.
38 Geoff Tate - Queensrÿche (Best vocal technique)
Geoff Tate is a German-born American singer and musician who rose to fame in the 1980s with the progressive metal band Queensrÿche.
39 King Diamond - Mercyful Fate, King Diamond (Best falsetto)
Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
40 Mike Patton - Faith No More (Widest vocal range)
Michael Allan "Mike" Patton is an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, film composer, producer, and actor, best known as the lead singer of the alternative metal band Faith No More.
He's got over 6 octaves vocal/melodic range and over 7 octaves total range! Unbelievable. I never heard of any bigger vocal range and this is probably the widest range ever, not only in metal. - Metal_Treasure
No doubt! - zxm
41 Ritchie Blackmore - Deep Purple, Rainbow (Most Influential metal musician)
Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore is an English guitarist and songwriter, best known for his work in the hard rock/metal bands Deep Purple and Rainbow. He was ranked number 16 on Guitar World's "100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time" in 2004, and number 50 in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the ...read more.
42 Majesty - Blind Guardian (Best Speed Metal Song)
43 Jeff Waters - Annihilator (Best lead & rhythm guitarist)
Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966) is a Canadian metal musician and founder of the metal band Annihilator. He's best known as the guitarist for Annihilator, appreciated for his fast riffs and solos. Waters is also the primary songwriter in the band. Very often he has taken on the role of lead singer, ...read more.
He's equally good at writing and playing both riffs and solos. - Metal_Treasure
44 Jon Oliva - Savatage (Most multi-talented musician)
John Nicholas Oliva, known as Jon Oliva, is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist and singer. Co-founder of the metal band Savatage and the rock opera Trans-Siberian Orchestra. He's got a real 4 octave range, able to morph the sound of his voice to any style, from John Lennon and Freddie Mercury, ...read more.
45 Holy Diver - Dio (Best debut album)
46 Ozzy Osbourne (Metal lifetime achievement award)
47 Angel of Death - Slayer (Best thrash song)
48 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth (Best thrash song)
49 Arc-Lite - Coroner (Best Instrumental)
50 Orion - Metallica (Best Instrumental)