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Exigence
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:34 pm 
 

post bad, offensive, disturbing, wtf, boring cover art in here
ALL site wide rules apply but below are some pointers

Images that are NOT SAFE FOR WORK / NSFW need to be labelled and also have spoiler tags
We don't really need 'shock images' just because they are on an album cover: 2 girls 1 cup or tubgirl etc is what I mean
You can expect to be banned for a week or more if you ignore this, hence why it's in red.


  • Why are you posting it? a short description should be included.
  • The name of the band and or album
  • A link to the MA page or Wiki or wherever
  • Preferably metal...
  • Please make sure the image isn't wider than 1024 pixels or you will break the forum, if you can't resize it use spoiler tags

Behold the cover art for UDO's new album 'Decadent'...
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Well done, Udo. Well done.
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Last edited by dreadmeat on Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
I had to hijack this thread because there is no way to add a post to the top of a thread without copying, splitting and merging, which is messy and the OP will still be listed as the author [--.]

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Folkemon_
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:36 pm 
 

Another band that needs Marschall back...

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henkkjelle
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:42 pm 
 

Pretty sure those are tears of gravy.
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Twisted_Psychology
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:37 pm 
 

Anyone else get reminded of the art for Warrant's first album?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Rott ... tdirty.jpg
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cetacean
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:57 pm 
 

I actually think the first one looks kinda cool...
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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:55 pm 
 

Wait so this is an atrocity but that fucking Schmier project's cover was cool? I'll never understand.

That cover of Holy is awesome. It makes me want to listen to it. That's the best possible result for a cover.
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Metal_Jaw
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:10 pm 
 

Exigence saying something negative about....ANY band? Wha???

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:30 pm 
 

gloriously terrible cover

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Flugeldufel
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:56 pm 
 

It's like Warrant's Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, crossed with Darth Maul and a shitload of Photoshop.

Edit: Twisted_Psychology beat me to it.

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Erosion of Humanity
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:04 pm 
 

Jonpo wrote:
That cover of Holy is awesome. It makes me want to listen to it. That's the best possible result for a cover.


I like it too but only because they've got Abe Lincoln lifting up his skirt and showing you his knickers...

On second thought it's more like Lincoln crossed with Dr. Frankenfurter.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:15 pm 
 

Flugeldufel wrote:
It's like Warrant's Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, crossed with Darth Maul and a shitload of Photoshop.


that's probably the brief they gave to the graphic artist :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:31 pm 
 

Yeah they were obviously thinking of the Warrant thing when they made that - similar fonts, designs, etc. Clearly intentional.
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cetacean
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:59 pm 
 

Jonpo wrote:
It makes me want to listen to it. That's the best possible result for a cover.


Point taken - I think the first one would be cool if I saw it on a deviantart profile or something.... but as the cover of a metal album it sucks balls.
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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:03 pm 
 

Are you talking about the cover of Holy? Because I was.
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cetacean
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:21 am 
 

No, your comment just made me realize there was something not quite right about my own. :D
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BloodSacrificeShaman
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:37 am 
 

That's a very hideous cover indeed, but far from the worst. Some of the things posted in those many "worst covers" threads blow that out of the water.

That second cover, Holy is the opposite. That one looks really good.
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John_Sunlight
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:49 am 
 

That's as bad as a rap album cover.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:48 am 
 

It's not any "worse" than Solid or Rev-Raptor or Mastercutor or Steelhammer. All of U.D.O.'s covers are pretty goddamn goofy and soaked in cliches.
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Paganbasque
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:55 am 
 

John_Sunlight wrote:
That's as bad as a rap album cover.


I was thinking exactly the same, it reminds me one of those crappy rap album covers. Just terrible. :puke:

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bug_man
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:44 am 
 

rap album covers generally own, and that album cover also owns somewhat(although the overtly digital image hurts it quite a lot). if it wasn't so shiny it'd look like an old speed metal or thrash cover

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putrenista
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:01 am 
 

Andi Deris must've been the cover model for this one...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:00 pm 
 

Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:21 pm 
 

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Beer Baron
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:38 pm 
 

Crick wrote:
Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Almost as shocking as the album art is the fact that you're the only one that seems to have noticed this

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:21 pm 
 

that big bear album is awesome.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:09 pm 
 

Wow, absolute garbage. Looks like a prerendered PS1 cutscene.

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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:35 pm 
 

tomcat_ha wrote:
that big bear album is awesome.


The best thing about it is the album title, not the cover. He's just Doin' Thangs. Not even big thangs, necessarily. Not baller thangs, gangster thangs, rapper thangs, bear thangs. Homeboy is just doin' thangs. I'd like to imagine it's an album full of him rapping about putting his kids to bed and checking mail.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:46 pm 
 

Beer Baron wrote:
Crick wrote:
Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Almost as shocking as the album art is the fact that you're the only one that seems to have noticed this


I KNOW, RIGHT? Like, I'm not crazy... Right? THAT'S FUCKIN' CEE-LO GREEN YO!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:52 pm 
 

Beer Baron wrote:
Crick wrote:
Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Almost as shocking as the album art is the fact that you're the only one that seems to have noticed this

He's not the only one. You just didn't know that I thought it, too.
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Beer Baron
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:27 am 
 

Right, Grave_Wyrm :-P

Why would someone who leaks blood(or gravy according to henkkjelle) decide to wear a white shirt anyway?

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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:24 am 
 

How do we all feel about an 'official' bad artwork thread?
It seems every few months we get a new one...

I'll make it happen if we all like this idea, I'll include some older threads too so we have one mega-thread.
This will include: unoriginal, cliché, offensive, boring, weird, poorly done, unfinished, Photoshop overdrive etc

:roll:

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BloodSacrificeShaman
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:50 am 
 

I actually like that Battleaxe one and I do not think it deserves its appearance in all those bad album cover threads.

Harley, hair, hellfire and leather! And a fuckin' battle axe. Crystal Logic-looking font to boot. It just screams trad/NWOBHM/speed metal.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:06 am 
 

Dread, I know you ain't talking shit about that Battleaxe cover. It looks a lot better than any of the newer artworks for that album, that's for sure.
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teh_Foxx0rz
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:19 am 
 

Yeah that Battleaxe cover looks pretty cool.
Fortunately I happened to come across one myself just yesterday...
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Total Eclipse - Kukulcan
And that's without the band name and album title just pasted on top!

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dreadmeat
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:40 pm 
 

Thor-Thunder Angel indeed
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Battleaxe/Burn_This_Town/14708
I quite like that one too but Google found it when I entered "bad album cover" so yeah! :tongue:

This is just going to happen unless I see some nay sayers / red usernames :grin:
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cetacean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:44 pm 
 

dreadmeat wrote:
How do we all feel about an 'official' bad artwork thread?


+1

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bug_man
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:19 am 
 

teh_Foxx0rz wrote:
Yeah that Battleaxe cover looks pretty cool.
Fortunately I happened to come across one myself just yesterday...
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Total Eclipse - Kukulcan
And that's without the band name and album title just pasted on top!

i kinda dig this actually, looks like a lot of 'naive' art. very expressive

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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:49 pm 
 

Paganbasque wrote:
John_Sunlight wrote:
That's as bad as a rap album cover.


I was thinking exactly the same, it reminds me one of those crappy rap album covers. Just terrible. :puke:

Some brilliance comes from these terrible covers. Case in point:
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Jonpo
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:58 am 
 

I actually love this album cover and the artist (Halseycaust) but it's wonky as hell and it always trips me out:

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His legs are sooooo tiny compared to the torso. It looks like a child someone dressed up in warrior garb.
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