Unlike the Grammys, the Juno Awards get it right almost every year.
Take this year’s awards, for example.
Woods of Ypres were up for the “Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year” award, against the likes of the Devin Townsend Project, Ex Deo, Cancer Bats, and Castle.
The band’s fifth record, Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light, was released last year.
More than a year ago, the band’s frontman David Gold was killed in a car accident near Barrie, Ontario.
This was the honorable and respectable thing to do. Woods of Ypres won’t be releasing more music; at least I don’t think they will.
Those other bands will, and they’ll have plenty of chances to win going forward.
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