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Mallcore Kid

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:55 am 
 

I haven't found a single one of the album covers posted depressing..

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wigglygore
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:15 am 
 

The only album that came to mind straight away was this fantastic release:

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marktheviktor
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:21 am 
 

wigglygore wrote:
The only album that came to mind straight away was this fantastic release:

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That looks like my mom in detox.

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eViLbOrIs
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:28 am 
 

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I saw this album cover in a Terrorizer mag Hard of Hearing feature. One of the girls from Gallhammer was holding it. I really want to find one with a bigger image size.

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gigel2006
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foz45139
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:46 pm 
 

gigel2006 wrote:
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Is that depressing because it's a dark, eerie castle or because it reminds us of what Cryptopsy has become? :lol:
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thomash
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 3:27 pm 
 

foz45139 wrote:
gigel2006 wrote:
["The Unspoken King" cover]


Is that depressing because it's a dark, eerie castle or because it reminds us of what Cryptopsy has become? :lol:

Clearly the latter. I don't find the art that depressing in and of itself.

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RaveNStorM
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:58 pm 
 

TheJizzHammer wrote:
Well, he could have been refering to that, but mirror-dude gave me quite a start.

I'm not seeing the other thing though...


I was referring to the mirror guy. :eek:

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Kruel
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:05 pm 
 

That HLTO cover is somewhat frightening.

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Nolan_B
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:09 pm 
 

Kruel wrote:
That HLTO cover is somewhat frightening.


Yeah, Varg made me jump. Now I know how startled Euronymous was.

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Noobbot
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:48 pm 
 

thomash wrote:
foz45139 wrote:
gigel2006 wrote:
["The Unspoken King" cover]


Is that depressing because it's a dark, eerie castle or because it reminds us of what Cryptopsy has become? :lol:

Clearly the latter. I don't find the art that depressing in and of itself.


And as such, I find the placement of that album in this rather apt.

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Catachthonian
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:37 am 
 

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eViLbOrIs
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:07 pm 
 

Antithesis of Light is too damn good to depress me.

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strongbad
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Catachthonian
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:15 pm 
 

eViLbOrIs wrote:
Antithesis of Light is too damn good to depress me.

For me it's just bad enough.
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Mokurz
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:29 pm 
 

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Not just the cover, but the album itself is depressing.

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mentalselfmutilation
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:35 pm 
 

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This one definitely evokes a depressing mood, fitting for the music as well.
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Itheus
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:11 pm 
 

I always thought Nortt's Galgenfrist had a depressing cover...but yes more cliche nooses.

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secretninja
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:45 pm 
 

gigel2006 wrote:
[Edited HLTO Cover]


I jumped, shat a brick, and burst out laughing.
:lol::lol::lol:
That lifeless expression compliments the lifeless, um, corpse.
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Xiphos
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:52 pm 
 

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LindisfarneAnno793
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:55 pm 
 

eViLbOrIs wrote:
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I saw this album cover in a Terrorizer mag Hard of Hearing feature. One of the girls from Gallhammer was holding it. I really want to find one with a bigger image size.


Like this?

http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb114/parasitictimm/coffinsotesanekcover.jpg
Dimensions: 1024 x 976
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Slats
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:35 pm 
 

Nolan_B wrote:
Kruel wrote:
That HLTO cover is somewhat frightening.


Yeah, Varg made me jump. Now I know how startled Euronymous was.


Really? I thought it was fucking hilarious.

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mjaeltbrand
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:16 am 
 

Slats wrote:
Nolan_B wrote:
Kruel wrote:
That HLTO cover is somewhat frightening.


Yeah, Varg made me jump. Now I know how startled Euronymous was.


Really? I thought it was fucking hilarious.


Me too :D
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gigel2006
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:05 am 
 

mjaeltbrand wrote:
Slats wrote:
Nolan_B wrote:
Kruel wrote:
That HLTO cover is somewhat frightening.


Yeah, [...]


Really? I thought it was fucking hilarious.


Me too :D

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I had this one as well. It was a part from a trilogy called "Can you spot Varg?" I made a post about Varg's escape around April putting those images.
Post was deleted, old account banned.
And I can't imagine how someone can get startled from his face. I think he's cute.

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Hollywars
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:54 pm 
 

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Always seemed kind of cold and dark, it fits with the music. The music is also depressing in some parts.

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invoked
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:06 am 
 

I've found some Necrolord works really stimulate my imagination, although in a kind of depressing way. This one makes me imagine some desolate realm beyond time and space, perhaps the depths into which you plunge by pursuing the path suggested on Entombed's debut. Very evocative and fitting of the music, although the typical castle with blue tint does look rather generic for melodic BM of the time.
Aww damn person right before me posted the Sacramentum. Well, Somberlain would easily work here too.

Again, this one is very fitting of the music. A dreary, dark, dungeon, where the only means of artistic expression is a cheap Casio keyboard.
Maybe Mortiis could foresee the last two Burzum albums?
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Also, I've always found this one to be absolutely captivating, despite its very simple use of color and contrast.
Of course, it's a million times better while listening to the album, in the mists of a black winter night.
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Daathian
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:36 am 
 

Am I the only one who cannot help but laugh at some of these? Like the Black Flag one, The Mayhem one....etc Some of these are just trying to be graphic/depressing to the point where I have to laugh.
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AleXTreme
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:45 am 
 

mayhem bootled dawn of the black hearts!!! LOL

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epp
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:10 am 
 

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drudkh - blood in our wells

from the way i interpret this painting, it is the widow of a farmer and their children (and dog). her head is hanging in sorrow, not only because of the death of her husband, but also because of the hardships that lie ahead. how will she feed the family and herself? a bleak future lies ahead...

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trueMunchies
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:40 am 
 

I've always found Sad Wings of Destiny cover to be kind of... sad. The album's lyrical content is pretty morbid and depressing as well.
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j03
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:19 am 
 

there was one cover
but i can't remember band and/or title....
but it was black metal i think
there was a huuuuge church or something (must've been gothical style i think) and it was all foggy...pic seemed greenish...
does anyone know this album?

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lurkist
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:26 pm 
 

Not greenish, but...

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Manic616
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:42 pm 
 

Yeah that leviathan cover is a great one, I dont find it depressing but when I look at it for awhile a begin to feel weird but I cant stop looking at it.

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stoli_
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 3:45 pm 
 

It means you must check out some paintings by Zdzisław Beksiński. This is his work and the Evoken's cover also... Metal bands often use his art as covers.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:05 pm 
 

RaveNStorM wrote:
When you see it, you will shit bricks.


Never thought I would have a 4chan moment here on MA :D

Do you mean the face in the mirror being the same as the doll on the pillow?

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GrimWinter
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thomash
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:28 pm 
 

I always loved this cover:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:19 am 
 

j03 wrote:
there was one cover
but i can't remember band and/or title....
but it was black metal i think
there was a huuuuge church or something (must've been gothical style i think) and it was all foggy...pic seemed greenish...
does anyone know this album?
Is it this one? It's not a church or Black Metal, but when I read your post, this is what I thought of.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:26 am 
 

lurkist wrote:
Not greenish, but...

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What is this supposed to be? I can't figure it out...
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j03
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:34 am 
 

lurkist wrote:
Not greenish, but...

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...it was very similar to this...

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