The Best Ukrainian Metal Act took place on Saturday, December 23. As in previous years, the bands competed again in three categories: "Best Metal Band", "Best Metal Album" and "Best Metal Video".
For "Best Metal Album", the jury awarded the full-length release "Verity" of the Kharkiv-based black metal act Nokturnal Mortum.
"Best Metal Video", according to the jury of BUMA, was recognized as the video clip "Party на Прикарпатті" by Ivano-Frankivsk’s act Karna.
The winner of the category "Best Metal Band" was determined by the visitors of The Best Ukrainian Metal Act event. Voices of spectators were distributed thus:
3rd place — Ignea (progressive/oriental metal, Kyiv)
2nd place — Velikhan (deathcore, Kyiv)
1st place — Space of Variations (post-hardcore, Vinnitsa)
That was the second time when Space of Variations were awarded as "Best Metal Band". For the first time, they received it in 2015.