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hateXforest
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:54 pm 
 

i have a list of bands with great band logos, what are all your favorites:

Suicidal Vortex
Cathedrale De Glace
Thy Light
Happy Days
Lamentations Of The Ashen
Dying To Bleed

also, i dont know what band it is but their photo title is 3540258194_logo.jpg and it is a cryptic logo made out of trees, if you know what black metal band it is, let me know please?
-Gio

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david3718
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:01 pm 
 

I've always liked Darkthrone's logo and Nokturnal Mortum's.

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206
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:02 pm 
 

No so much a "band" logo per se, but I have always been partial to D.R.I.'s mosher logo. The same goes for Iron Maiden - Eddy has to be the best mascot ever. And he always looks good!

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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:03 pm 
 

This has probably been done many times before, and "list" threads are not condoned on the forums, but I suppose this could work there was some discussion about what makes certain band logos ones favorite.

The only logo that really caught my eye from your list of favorites was that of Suicidal Vortex. It looks really intricate and very creepy, probably fits the music very well.

For me, there are a ton of logos I'm extremely fond of. I can't remember them all, so just name to a few:

Menhir's logo:
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If you look at it closely, the detail in this logo is superb. The overall form fits the band's pagan nature very well.

Icewind Blast:
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This logo does not scream unique. However, the dagger-like letters and awesome blue color really fit the name.

As you can see, I'm not really great at describing these types of things, but I hope you understand why I like these logos :)
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206
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:14 pm 
 

Menhir's is rather phallic, no?

Black metal, as a whole, easily has the best band logos.

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Lyrici17
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:20 pm 
 

I have recently been obsessed with Leviathan's. The inclusion of the moon into the logo is pretty cool (and original too).
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Per_Ignem_Ad_Lucem
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:29 pm 
 

Darkthrone's logo is probably my favourite. Love the grim spidery tendrils! Motorhead, totally classic especially when coupled with old Snaggletooth.
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lord_ghengis
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:48 pm 
 

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I fucking love this logo, it's fairly well organised and arranged, but still has a lot of stuff going on while remaining controlled and compact.
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LunarTower
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:56 pm 
 

I love Blut aus Nord's logo too, but you have to admit it looks like there's a stoned reindeer on a Mjolnir. Anyway, an oldie but a goodie.

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Dolf9271986
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:04 pm 
 

I personally think that Death's first (I believe) logo is fucking awesome. It's so simple, yet it just fits with the band somehow. I don't know but there's something about Death that just makes me love everything... Wow that's really hard to explain.
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Xiphos
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:08 pm 
 

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lord_ghengis
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:12 pm 
 

LunarTower wrote:
I love Blut aus Nord's logo too, but you have to admit it looks like there's a stoned reindeer on a Mjolnir.


There's an Awesome stoned reindeer on a Mjolnir.

also, the Mjolnir looks a lot sharper than a lot of bands who use them, it makes me think of a giant axe more than a generic black metal logo element.
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frozenaeons
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:18 pm 
 

hateXforest wrote:

also, i dont know what band it is but their photo title is 3540258194_logo.jpg and it is a cryptic logo made out of trees, if you know what black metal band it is, let me know please?
-Gio

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:23 pm 
 

206 wrote:
No so much a "band" logo per se, but I have always been partial to D.R.I.'s mosher logo. The same goes for Iron Maiden - Eddy has to be the best mascot ever. And he always looks good!


fuck yes. is kindof considered one though. it's long been universally associated with them. good call. might make a tshirt of that thrash zone cover. DRI rule
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dk555
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:41 pm 
 

i do find suffocation's logo to be pretty cool

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hateXforest
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:21 pm 
 

thanks frozenaeons, thats the exact one actually haha. im surprised someone found it so fast. i dont even know if the band is good but i keep a collection of logos that really stand out to me

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RageW
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:27 pm 
 

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Still one of the best logos ever. Inverted crosses? Check. Pentagrams? Check. Devil tails? Check. Just a really damn evil look? Check, fuckers.
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theposega
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:35 pm 
 

rotten sound, insect warfare, napalm death, and nasum are best for grind.

i like priest's, maiden's, and manowar's though as far as classic metal is concerned.

EDIT: leviathan has one fucking crazy logo. it took me days to finally be able to read it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:43 pm 
 

Rotten Sound have one of the coolest "simple" logos. Re: Morbid Angel - I like the Masked Face in the M. Very fitting.

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Windwaker
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:59 pm 
 

I always thought the Opeth logo was one of the best logos ever.

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neonchipmunk
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:00 pm 
 

Morbid Angel's logo is one of my favorites. I also like the old Corrosion of Conformity logo.
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Ozenrol
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:01 pm 
 

The old Xasthur logo is insanely magnificent. Much better looking then the current, imho.

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Manic616
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:03 pm 
 

The old Xasthur logo reminds me of the Antaeus logo, which is also great.

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Unorthodox
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:05 pm 
 

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Maybe you cant read it, but the overall display is amazing

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I like it's very raw feeling. And pirates kick ass.

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Maniac is a fucking logo genius. The upside crosses blending into the letters is badass.

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Almost displays the sound of emperor through the logo with harps. The whole thing looks very dramatized.

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lord_ghengis
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:09 pm 
 

hateXforest wrote:
thanks frozenaeons, thats the exact one actually haha. im surprised someone found it so fast. i dont even know if the band is good but i keep a collection of logos that really stand out to me


If you take the numbers of the picture name, ie.390_logo.jpg and put them in the address to a band page ie band.php?id=390, you'll get the band, it takes about 25 seconds. Just for future problems you have like this.

Which brings up my next point, Graveland also have an awesome logo.
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Grimmenfrost
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:15 pm 
 

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Quite the aggressive logo, displaying what Nargaroth is completely all about.

My bud's band's logo isn't bad either:

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It spells Vindensang, just in case you can't read it.

Lastly, Wolves in the Throne Room:

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Oflick
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:19 pm 
 

I don't particularly like the logo's where I can't read the band name. I mean, they still look cool, but it's just a bit annoying, though on cd's they normally have the band name written clearer somewhere else on the packaging.

I do like Napalm Death's old logo by the way, Not exactly sure when they changed to the newer one, but I prefer the older one.

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Whisper
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:20 pm 
 

Sublime Cadaveric Decomposition has a good one; Triste as well (quite fond of this one).

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hateXforest
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:26 pm 
 

i just found a new logo to add to my list of really good logos:
Krypt

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strongbad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:34 pm 
 

I love the Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis logo:

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Leechmaster
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:39 pm 
 

This is my top 5:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:57 pm 
 

Xiphos wrote:
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MortalScum
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:20 pm 
 

Just about eveything Christophe Szpajdel has done is good (Horna, Emperor, Asphyx, Enthroned, etc.)
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Reid
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:56 pm 
 

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Simply classic. I also like...

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I've always liked Venom's.

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MikeyC
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:36 pm 
 

I like Anata.
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Atheretic look cool, too.
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Spastic Ink - so simple, yet it fits what they play superbly.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:39 pm 
 

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Just an all around awesome logo. I especially like the shrouded figures on either side, as well as the skulls concentrated at the bottom.

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I mostly like it for the font color. It's not overly complex, but the blue and purple are neat.

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It sparkles!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:26 pm 
 

the logo for Krallice is a modern one that sticks out to me.
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frozenaeons
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:39 pm 
 

Emeth's logo is pretty kickass, to whomever posted it previously.

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Pieces of flesh = awesome.
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Xiphos
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:46 pm 
 

Oflick wrote:
I don't particularly like the logo's where I can't read the band name. I mean, they still look cool, but it's just a bit annoying, though on cd's they normally have the band name written clearer somewhere else on the packaging.


I like it when extremely cool logos that are impossible to read are on the front of a CD: This means that no trendwhore-poser shit mainstream "metal" band is on the plastic, as they would go for a logo everybody can read, therefore selling more albums. An album with a cool, unreadable logo is almost always good.

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21stcenturydigitalboy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:53 pm 
 

I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned yet. Another reflective of the band.

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