Grammys Best Rock Album: 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' or 'Emperor of Sand'? | The Tylt

Grammys Best Rock Album: 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' or 'Emperor of Sand'?

Heavy metal bands Metallica and Mastodon are in stiff competition for Best Rock Album at the 2018 Grammys. Metallica's "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" is top rock album of 2017, according to Billboard, and is regarded as the frontrunner to win at the Grammys. But it's been pointed out that Mastodon has never won a Grammy, and many publications rank "Emperor of Sand" as one of the best rock albums of 2017. Who should win Best Rock Album?🎤 🏆

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It's Grammys season! And the Tylt is facing-off the best song performances, albums, and artists in the top genre categories. The "Grammy face-offs" are chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings, and sales. But ultimately with our head-to-head predictions, we want you to let us know who and what deserves to win in each category—before the Grammys air on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Heavy metal will win Best Rock Album, but which band—Metallica or Mastodon? 

And don't forget to cast your vote for the rest of Grammy debates:

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#TeamMetallica

Metallica gained the top-selling rock album of 2017 with "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct." The praised album also debuted atop the Billboard 200, Alternative Albums and Rock Albums charts, catering to the resurgence in Metallica's popularity. 

The band is considered the frontrunner to win Best Rock Album, having also won plenty of Grammys in the past. Metallica is no stranger to the awards and it is their category to lose. Listen to "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct" below via Spotify.

#TeamMastodon

Mastodon hasn't even won a Grammy yet, so this could be the band's year! "Emperor of Sand" did not sell as much as Metallica's "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct," but Mastodon's masterful work has just as much acclaim. Metallica may want to watch out. Listen to "Emperor of Sand" below via Spotify.

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Grammys Best Rock Album: 'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct' or 'Emperor of Sand'?
A festive crown for the winner
#TeamMetallica
#TeamMastodon