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Amber Gray
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:10 pm 
 

A lot of mine have already been posted, but here's some more I dig.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:17 pm 
 

Amber Gray wrote:
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What in the hell is THAT supposed to be? And better yet, how is that a fine art? It's just a bunch of colored shapes and patterns. I could do the same thing with crayons in 10 minutes.
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Amber Gray
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:44 pm 
 

I guess maybe, and don't shit yourself out of shock here, we have differing opinions? I've seen a lot of covers in here I find crappy.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:53 pm 
 

Subrick wrote:
What in the hell is THAT supposed to be? And better yet, how is that a fine art? It's just a bunch of colored shapes and patterns. I could do the same thing with crayons in 10 minutes.


While I won't claim any great understanding of art, I have to say the "I could do the same thing with crayons in 10 minutes" argument is always incredibly stupid and shows absolutely no understanding of art whatsoever - in that it is about the effect on the viewer and what the viewer takes from it.
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Huldrelok
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:06 am 
 

I really love Atheist's early album covers, it is what probably drew me to their albums along with their name. The first time i saw Piece of Time it just struck me as so symbolic in an infinite amount of ways, Unquestionable Presence just as symbolic with a different sense of atmosphere.

UMA is of course a BM album of the year for me and the artwork is absolutely gorgeous.

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low res images dont do it justice but you can get an idea for it. Looking at the booklet right now and its really striking, huge fan of sci-fi and concept art of the nature so this is really a treat to absorb all of the pictures. If anyone knows anything similar id love to know.

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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:25 am 
 

I know it's kind of goofy, and probably they didn't take themselves too seriously when they chose this one, but still, badass as hell
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Captivating, one of the better portraits of the devil I've seen

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Evil, mysterious, kind of creepy.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:50 am 
 

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The front art from Wędrujący Wiatr's (currently) sole album, Tam, gdzie Miesiąc opłakuje Świt. It just fits the music so well, this art.
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MrMetalinasuit1
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:27 pm 
 

Amber Gray wrote:

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I have no idea what album that is by what band. I think I may have made that in P4 art. Is it free jazz or DSBM?
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Amber Gray
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:12 pm 
 

It's like psychedelic synthpop. Psychic Chasms by Neon Indian.
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Atropus
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:47 pm 
 

Weird, I think there's a Japanese Motorhead-inspired punk band of the same name.....

"Psychedelic synthpop" makes me think of that "Fade to Grey" video by Visage: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IitzbNtiGpA

Sorry, they took the original down and only have the original visual to this shitty remix....

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Necromaniac99
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Heilman
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:42 am 
 

What do you guys think of the art of Michael Hrubovcak?

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Viking_Worrier
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:29 am 
 

wrathchild_88 wrote:
That lion looks incredibly out of place to me.


Well yeah, melodic power metal albums normally deal with mythical creatures like unicorns and dragons... But, it is a regal animal, along with their usual warrior queen and her Darth Maul light sabre thing...

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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:28 pm 
 

This is the new Trivium cover art:
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Too bad it's buy such a shitty band because I really really wanted to hear this based on that cover :(
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Subrick
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:24 am 
 

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An awesome art for an awesome album. It's a travesty that Alex Kurtagic hasn't done more album arts.
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Huldrelok
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:47 am 
 

Truely an unusual album cover, still reminds me that I can still get shocked once in a while
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In League with Satan - Black Mass Into the Church of Rats

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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:35 am 
 

Huldrelok wrote:

low res images dont do it justice but you can get an idea for it. Looking at the booklet right now and its really striking, huge fan of sci-fi and concept art of the nature so this is really a treat to absorb all of the pictures. If anyone knows anything similar id love to know.


For some really amazing digital scifi/fantasy concept art, you HAVE to check out Jamie Jones.
http://www.artpad.org/

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Crypt Infektor
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:20 am 
 

Empyreal wrote:
Subrick wrote:
What in the hell is THAT supposed to be? And better yet, how is that a fine art? It's just a bunch of colored shapes and patterns. I could do the same thing with crayons in 10 minutes.


I have to say the "I could do the same thing with crayons in 10 minutes" argument is always incredibly stupid and shows absolutely no understanding of art whatsoever.


Agreed, though I too could care less about the album artwork in question. To each his own.

Yeah, I put "could do the same thing with crayons in 10 minutes" on par with a lot people saying extreme metal isn't music, it's just a bunch of noise created by non-talented caveman...created in 10 minutes.
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Jasper92
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:16 pm 
 

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MrMetalinasuit1
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:56 pm 
 

Huldrelok wrote:
Truely an unusual album cover, still reminds me that I can still get shocked once in a while
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In League with Satan - Black Mass Into the Church of Rats

There is probably a subgenre of hentai dedicated to exactly that.
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Andromeda_Unchained
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:52 pm 
 

Some of my faves;

While Heaven Wept - Vast Oceans Lachrymose
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Edge Of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows
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Leprous - Bilateral
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Mainly like this one as it really reminds me of that Fantastic Planet style art.

Martriden - Encounter The Monolith
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Tad Morose - Modus Vivendi
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Nocturnus - Thresholds
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That's just a few off the top of my head which haven't been mentioned or aren't completely obvious.

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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:30 pm 
 

Damn that While Heaven Wept cover is amazing. I'm gonna have to check 'em out just based on that.
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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:13 pm 
 

More Fursy Teyssier covers.
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SwampSlimer
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:58 am 
 

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:29 am 
 

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Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
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Amberian Dawn - Circus Black
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Anathema - Weather Systems
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Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
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Beastwars - Beastwars
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Blackguard - Firefight
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Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
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Cradle of Filth - Evermore Darkly
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Crow'sClaw - Crossfire Barrage
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Dead to Fall - Villainy and Virtue
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Dissection - The Somberlain
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Dragon Guardian - Swordmaster From the Eternal Sky
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Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
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Graveworm - As the Angels Reach the Beauty
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Impaled Nazarene - Pro Patria Finlandia
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Kissing the Mirror - Light Through the Night
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Kissing the Mirror - Through the Rising
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Limbonic Art - In Abhorrence Dementia
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Liv Kristine - Libertine
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Mystic Prophecy - Killhammer
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Pathology - Awaken to the Suffering
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Pizuya's Cell - Clair de Lune
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Tankard - The Beauty and the Beer
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Vomitron - No NES For the Wicked
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5150 - Symphonic Touhou VI
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:52 am 
 

Some real awful covers there
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:15 pm 
 

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My two favorite Paysage d'Hiver artworks. Always made me want to go outside at night during winter while listening to "Moloch" from Schattengang.
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GuardAwakening
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 12:58 am 
 

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It sucks that this is just a split, because this cover is fucking bomb imho.

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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:31 am 
 

I don't like the font for the title much on this one, but the rest is a-maze-ing. Morfeus is a great digital artist.

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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:06 pm 
 

I'm gonna go with a relatively new band

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Balthazar666
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:14 am 
 

Prosanctus Inferi - Noctambulous Jaws Within Sempiternal Night
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Yeah that new Prosanctus Inferi artwork is Insane. When I ordered the die hard I stared at it for like 10 minutes, and then hung up the tapestry before I heard a single note of the album.
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Subrick
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:49 am 
 

I'm not sure if the art would look any better or not if the band's logo wasn't there. On one hand, the logo seems to be conflicting with everything else with its hard edges compared to the soft, painted style of everything else, but on the other hand it'd be kind of awkward having a giant black sphere just hanging in the middle of the art with nothing to do.

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A textbook case of the cover art being about 58 times better than the music.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:06 pm 
 

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Simple and to the point.
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May be crudely drawn but it's still fucking badass.
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Nothing in this world is more metal than a skateboarding testicle monster.
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VincentVanGone
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:19 pm 
 

I love Jacob Bannon's work.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:37 pm 
 

Ogerz001 wrote:
One of my favorites.

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what band/album is this?

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Foulchrist
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:05 pm 
 

I was curious too, so I did an image search. That album cover is fucking superb!

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ha ... rer/314470
http://harrowblackmetal.bandcamp.com/album/wanderer-2
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 4:23 am 
 

^I want to get a dopethrone tattoo, love it!

This was such a sick album! Mammoth Grinder's underworlds.
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Sleep's Dopesmoker
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Didn't like the music all that much. Really just boutght based on the cover lol.
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Tool's 10,000 days, all the artwork for this album was amazing.
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u_sir_r_a_faggot
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:03 am 
 

I absolutely love this one. Goes really well with the music

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