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Parkway Drive’s ‘Reverence’ Has Taken Out Best Hard Rock Album At The Australian Music Awards

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 28 November 2018 at 11.32

Well deserved, that.

Australia's music awards all went down in Sydney overnight, and Parkway Drive's latest album 'Reverence' took out the prized Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album award. 

In what can only be described as a bizarre collection of nominees, Parkway took out the ARIA over the likes of PolarisWest ThebartonKing Parrot and DZ Deathrays

It appears the Australian music industry all collectively breathed a sigh of relief that a metalcore band have taken out the category, after controversy over the previous few years of nominees and winners.

Controversy has surrounded the Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album of the Year category for years, after it came to light that labels and bands were allowed to nominate themeselves in any category they feel they have the best chance of winning. 

As a result, the heavy category has been flooded with questionable nominees over the years- all coming to a head when psychadelic funk rock band King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard took out Best Heavy Metal Album in the 2016 awards, much to the very public disdain of fellow nominees Hellions (who rightfully so, haven't let that daylight robbery go).

Needless to say, Parkway Drive's 'Reverence' deserved to take out Best Hard Rock / Heavy Metal Album of the Year this year.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

DZ Deathrays - 'Bloody Lovely' (I OH YOU)
King Parrot - 'Ugly Produce' (EVP Recordings/Rocket)
WINNER: Parkway Drive - 'Reverence' (Resist Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)
Polaris - 'The Mortal Coil' (Resist Records/Cooking Vinyl Australia)
West Thebarton - 'Different Beings Being Different' (Domestic La La/Sony Music Entertainment)

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