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Lord_Jotun
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:19 pm 
 

KFD wrote:
Nom please someone describe me the following covers:


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I actually like this one very much.

Speaking of terrible CG...

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Also, not really the worst per sé, but Candlemass seem to have had a fair share of half-assed covers for such an established band:

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Cheap rehash of the classic Epicus artwork - how impressive.


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Allegedly "an old bum with angel wings"; I only found this out from the reissue's liner notes.


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For such an important comeback album, they sure didn't go overboard with the creativity.


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Nice idea, generic as hell execution.
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CoF
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:20 pm 
 

gravemaster wrote:
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The cover art alone would be bad enough, but it's even worse when you consider the quality of the album and its status as a classic. If you ever feel the need to prove the saying "true beauty lies within" as right, then use this as example. Therion never really had it with good or remarkable cover artworks in general - except for "Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas" - but "Theli" is without a doubt the ugliest of all.

The worst in my album collection is easy to be found: http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/8/4/4/184416.jpg
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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:51 pm 
 

peterpessimism wrote:
Ironically, this band's name was Disgusting, and so was this EP.
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Does that guy on the right literally have an ass for a face?
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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:17 pm 
 

Candlemass could have done MUCH better with their album covers, ESPECIALLY the white album. As good as that album was- and it was an outstanding album,- I thought the half-assed cover didnt really do it any justice at all.

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KFD
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:31 pm 
 

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Menternor
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:32 pm 
 

I always thought they wanted to give a message similar to: "Fuck all pretensions, we are just Candlemass and that's what you'll get" on their self-titled.

Of course, that's mostly me being positive...
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Doomsday
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:35 pm 
 

Those Candlemass covers are still a lot better than what was used for Leif Edling's solo album.

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Imagine that being used on a Candlemass album.

Edling's not exactly known for having good taste in cover art after the 80's. If he has the final say in the decision making, that is. Just look at the artworks for Abstrakt Algebra and Krux for more examples.
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The_Beast_in_Black
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:29 am 
 

dystopia4 wrote:
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This is a solid album, but the artwork is quite horrible. It's not very original, it's silly and it doesn't at all capture the essence of the music.

I like this cover. Swampy/mossy/green nature artworks are a rare gem in the endless sea of grim frostbitten black-and-white forests.
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beeneNOLAdoobie
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:35 am 
 

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TheHellstorm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:26 am 
 

The title couldn't describe it better
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/3/0/9/33099.jpg

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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:26 pm 
 

beeneNOLAdoobie wrote:
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That's an awesome album cover. What are you smoking?

Also, here's my contribution.
http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20go ... /Level.jpg
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Marag
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:38 pm 
 

beeneNOLAdoobie wrote:
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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:45 pm 
 

Marag wrote:
beeneNOLAdoobie wrote:
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If you guys are wondering where they're getting these album covers from, here ya go...
http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-album-cov ... -pull-off/
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Marag
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:58 pm 
 

I actually never saw this article, I got that cover somewhere else

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Ozenrol
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:26 pm 
 

I'm surprised nobody has posted Elffor's cover art yet.

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Artwork for the new album is pretty decent though.

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Oddeye
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:34 pm 
 

Peroy wrote:
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Holy shitfuck...

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Marag
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:41 pm 
 

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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:55 pm 
 

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Menternor
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:56 pm 
 

Black metal band members tend to think they are very good looking it seems. :p
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Bogdaniel
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:33 pm 
 

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Fucking lame cover for something called "Remains". Should have just called it "Red".

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Zelkiiro
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:35 pm 
 

Agh! My eyes! That really fucking hurts my eyes!
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inhumanist
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:41 pm 
 

That's just shitty .jpg compression. The actual cover looks different. Still a dumb cover.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:53 pm 
 

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This cover is even worse imo.
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CoF
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:06 pm 
 

Ugly in a similar way as Therion's "Theli" is "Resplendent Grotesque" by <Code>

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:43 am 
 

elf48687789 wrote:
O.k., I can't say I'm really that crazy about that artwork, but I do think it is a really good album, and I think it was a pretty heavy album musically too. And I don't know why people think it is simple and poppy, it was pretty technical with lots of changes.

I went back and listened to 'Heartwork' again the other day after a long time and loved every second of it. But I also hate the cover...

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Bogdaniel
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:48 am 
 

inhumanist wrote:
That's just shitty .jpg compression. The actual cover looks different. Still a dumb cover.
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That looks hardly different than the image I posted. But yes, shit cover.

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false_icon
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:06 pm 
 

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Awesome album, but that cover!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:53 pm 
 

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'Doin Thangs' is a fucking awesome name for an album.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:36 am 
 

That is the greatest thing I have ever seen.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:08 pm 
 

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:39 pm 
 

In regards to "Doin' Thangs"...

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Lord_Jotun
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:29 pm 
 

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That is awesome. I want to hear this album now.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:33 pm 
 

I heard that the vocals suck.

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Foulchrist
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:58 pm 
 

Yeah they're pretty baaaaaaad.

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Unded Infidel
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:27 am 
 

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Dance of death artwork seems like a mod from The sims 1


lol, this made me laugh so hard. couldn't have been said any better

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beeneNOLAdoobie
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:21 am 
 

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If you guys are wondering where they're getting these album covers from, here ya go...
http://www.cracked.com/blog/8-album-cov ... -pull-off/

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Actually a friend texted me that a while back. But thanks for the link, fun read.

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PaganPoet
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:47 am 
 

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Razor really shit the bed when it came to covers in the 90's....

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the_raytownian
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:28 am 
 

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Razor really shit the bed when it came to covers in the 90's....

To be fair, a lot of people did (holy shit, you should see some of Merzbow's album covers from the mid-to-late 90's).

I think it's because photo editing software was becoming widely available, so even though that sort of thing looks cheap now, it was pretty "fresh" at the time... It's also why so much computer-generated artwork sucks: ANYONE CAN DO IT! :)
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Lord_Jotun
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:59 am 
 

The fact that so much of it sucks kind of proves that not anyone can do it, though ;) You have to wonder what happened with quality control with some of those...

That Razor cover would be generic but passable without the dumb guy's face pasted on top. It makes it look like a poorly executed lame joke. Then again, this was the band that thought that drawing was good enough to grace Shotgun Justice's front...
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oh, no, yeah....

I meant that sarcastically. I probably should have put that in quotes.
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