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Woolie_Wool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:34 am 
 

Jonpo wrote:
I have a soft spot for really, REALLY amateurish epic heavy metal covers:

The first one looks like the cover of an '80s adventure game/RPG and the second looks like a screenshot of the game.
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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 3:24 am 
 

Despite the hackneyed quality of the drawing, I really like the Realmbuilder cover. More albums should have that kind of themes in their cover arts, rather than boring stuff like that Altar of Plagues cover, or typical photoshop nonsense à la modern Gothenburg bands. Besides Character, all more recent Dark Tranquillity deserve a place in this thread sooner than the Realmbuilder cover.
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BloodSacrificeShaman
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:14 am 
 

That Altar of Plagues cover reminds me of that kind of "art" that doesn't really amount to anything, but is praised by pretentious artsy guys as being something more than what it actually is. Maybe I'm just not an artsy person, but when I look at that, I see an admittedly attractive women doing some kind of gymnastic pose. Nothing more. Nothing deep or meaningful. When I see Lulu's cover, I see an ugly mannequin upon a white background. Nothing more. When I see the cover of, say, the new Graveland album. Now that is what I consider art. That actually evokes a feeling when I look at it. There are things to study in it. When I look at the fantastic cover artwork to Vader's Welcome to the Morbid Reich, that evokes the same response. I can spend minutes looking at these wonderful covers, exploring them. That, to me, is what an art on an album cover is really like.

Maybe I just don't 'get it'. Meh.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:54 am 
 

But yoga is very much a part of Black Metal in how zen it is, per se. I also think the primitive black and white shot are very lo-fi which is ironic in that AoP are quite massive.

*sips $15 double espresso mocha latte*
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Marag
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:42 pm 
 

For some reason the Altar of Plagues cover makes me think of that video of a hipster chick shoving spaghetti up her twat

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taufan99
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:26 pm 
 

I'm sickened with Indonesian brutal death metal album covers.
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The main theme of the album itself is not brutality, but rather a want to commit suicide as a criticism of Indonesian people who often commit suicide. The cover is truly nonsense, showing gory artwork that has almost nothing to do with committing suicide.
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Thexhumed
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:13 pm 
 

Von Jugel wrote:
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Always hated this one.

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And that reminded me of this.


Whenever I see those two, I think of this (and viceversa)


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joncheetham88
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:27 pm 
 

I've always had a problem with the artworks by this Seth Spiro Anton guy from Septic Flesh. Funnily enough the ones hes does for SF have been OK, if not boner-inspiring, but the ones he has done for Nile, Belphegor, Old Man's Child, Moonspell, Nightrage, Paradise Lost, Rotting Christ... to me they all look repetitive, they usually look just like something he's done before at this point, and don't really give the impression he's evidently trying so hard to give. There's nothing iconic or engaging. I don't know how he gets the work. Anyone with me?

I can appreciate that he's working with some interesting concepts, often related to some mutation of the human form, but he just doesn't seem to pull it off without it looking like some DeviantArt splash pic by someone who just got a copy of Photoshop. I think what I hate is the lazy combining of the images... so like in those Nile, Belphegor and Old Man's Child arts, and a bunch more, it seems like he couldn't be fucked to properly meld the images together, so parts are really clear, and other parts are just blurred or blank.

Oh, but I do like the cover art for Vader's Impressions in Blood. I'm sure there are a couple of other decent ones I've forgotten too.
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Necromaniac99
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:20 am 
 

Marag wrote:
For some reason the Altar of Plagues cover makes me think of that video of a hipster chick shoving spaghetti up her twat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9lmvX00TLY

This one ? *cough ,cough* Esse aqui ? . Eu estava pensando em abrir um tópico justamente pra falar disso ai . Sou eu ou gringo também tem umas parada muito nonsense ? e alem do mais ... PRA QUE ISSO ? :lol:
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Unabomber22
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:34 am 
 

Necromaniac99 wrote:
Marag wrote:
This one ? *cough ,cough* Esse aqui ? . Eu estava pensando em abrir um tópico justamente pra falar disso ai . Sou eu ou gringo também tem umas parada muito nonsense ? e alem do mais ... PRA QUE ISSO ? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:19 pm 
 

Unabomber22 wrote:
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BR é sempre BR mesmo...


Mas alguem te perguntou alguma coisa aqui filhão ? E o que voce tem a ver com isso ? Ele é br também que eu sei. e se voce não entende , te convido a ficar na tua.
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Zodijackyl
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:49 pm 
 

English only, please.

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Necromaniac99
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:00 pm 
 

Zodijackyl wrote:
English only, please.

Sorry, mod.

sent you a PM .
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IanThrash
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:38 pm 
 

BloodSacrificeShaman wrote:
Maybe I just don't 'get it'. Meh.



That Altar of Plagues artwork is unispired and lame, but if the only art that you get is the one with nice drawing and figurative representations then you surely "don't get" many other cool artworks that go for a non-figurative or at least not classic style.
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AbaddonWasVenom
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:32 pm 
 

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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:47 am 
 

AbaddonWasVenom wrote:


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dude, the Girlschool cover is awesome. Would've preferred a black background though
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AbaddonWasVenom
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:12 am 
 

Zerberus wrote:
AbaddonWasVenom wrote:


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dude, the Girlschool cover is awesome. Would've preferred a black background though



I thought it a bit bland considering Girlschool had had a few hits by then . Black background would've been awesome though.
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AbaddonWasVenom
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:18 am 
 

However this Girlschool cover is very lacklustre .

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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:43 am 
 

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It's meant to be stupid but it is still funny.

Unce upon a time they were on the archives I think.
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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:51 am 
 

slavonic777 wrote:
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it's nonsense

The gun looks like it was copy and pasted. Doesn't fit at all in there with how clean and shiny it is when the rest of the cover has grainier texture. Other than that though the cover is fine as it is just a typical gory death metal cover.
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Zerberus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:03 pm 
 

AbaddonWasVenom wrote:
However this Girlschool cover is very lacklustre .

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That one I can agree with. Incredibly boring artwork. The image within the doorframe should be the main event, not some stowed-away detail
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Corpus_Chain
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:12 pm 
 

Lord_Jotun wrote:


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




When you have the album in your hands, this cover looks much more impressive. The whole booklet is done in a similar style, and the video for White Dwarf continues the same imagery.
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Necroghast
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:33 pm 
 

joncheetham88 wrote:
I've always had a problem with the artworks by this Seth Spiro Anton guy from Septic Flesh.


I'm gonna have to disagree with that actually, I really like almost all of his work. The "At the Gates of Sethu" cover wasn't that great, but I think the rest of his covers and his artwork in general is pretty consistently good.
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QuoteKiller
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:37 pm 
 

No mention of this treasure yet?

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love this thread btw.

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Atropus
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:04 am 
 

I'll have to wade through these 11 pages of comedy when I have more time.......

The Tsjuder one put me in tears, just because of the title "Demonic Possession" being represented by some kid in corpsepaint going "arrrr!!"

Here's some funny ones:

Jesus being tickled under the arms by Satan:
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Thor's Hammer, lyrically and visually, has always struck me as a band for cretins.
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A black metal band advertising a gay porn site......
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AcidWorm
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:44 am 
 

I like the Morbid Visions cover. :(
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Rocka_Rollas
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:06 am 
 

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Corpus_Chain
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:08 am 
 

Atropus wrote:
Thor's Hammer, lyrically and visually, has always struck me as a band for cretins.
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Thor's Hammer are a terrible racist band, but I can see why they switched from the left hand cover to the right. The right one is well-framed and is quite punchy in terms of the message. The one on the left... well... I don't need to point out why that's awful!


That Iron Cross cover is cheesy as hell, but t's a bit like all those cliché black metal covers featuring some guy wearing corpse paint, grimacing. I don't dislike those because they fit within the genre. They're not great, but they make some sense. The worst covers for me are the badly photoshopped images or crappy drawings that look like they were knocked up in 10 minutes.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:19 am 
 

More shitty prog covers.

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Closer to a man with a shaved head than I want to see with a really fake looking hummingbird shopped in along with the band logo to make it look like a tattoo.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:39 am 
 

http://greyhazerecords.com/wp-content/u ... 4x1009.jpg
Dem Nazis and their blue skin.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:48 am 
 

Corpus_Chain wrote:
Atropus wrote:
Thor's Hammer, lyrically and visually, has always struck me as a band for cretins.
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Thor's Hammer are a terrible racist band, but I can see why they switched from the left hand cover to the right. The right one is well-framed and is quite punchy in terms of the message. The one on the left... well... I don't need to point out why that's awful!



Although I actually *musically* enjoyed Fidelity Shall Triumph and Alone Against All, Capricornus has always struck me as one of the dumber NSBM "artists".

Probably due to English not being his first language, his song titles, album covers, lyrics, etc. always struck me as being done by a mentally disabled caveman who just adopted nazi ideologies.

Even his vocals sound somewhat retarded.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:19 pm 
 

My favorite Motorhead album is Snake Bite Love but its cover's vertical lettering has always irked me.

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AbaddonWasVenom
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:26 pm 
 

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Artwork is ok . Gone is the original Venom logo which has marred this cover totally.


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Not the best designed Motorhead cover.
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lost_wanderer
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:53 pm 
 

pyogenesis - unpop
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Py ... Unpop/3191

black sabbath - technical ecstasy. really Entartete Kunst. Just compare with sabbath bloody sabbath
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Bl ... cstasy/501

enslaved - monumension.
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/En ... ension/449

naniac butcher - cerna krez and pretty much all their other releases
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ma ... Krev/11652

digger - stronger than ever. One of the stupidest thing I've ever saw
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Di ... _Ever/4614

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Thornium2002
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:21 pm 
 

Well, I think the Pyogenesis cover perfectly matches the way they sound on that record :D

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DreamOfDarkness
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:21 am 
 

It's not featured on the Archives (borderline hard rock/metal), but Chris Catena has some ridiculous album covers. Actually, this cover made me buy the album (for 49ct):
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:27 am 
 

Rocka_Rollas wrote:
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Priceless. Still like that album though.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:56 pm 
 

DreamOfDarkness wrote:
It's not featured on the Archives (borderline hard rock/metal), but Chris Catena has some ridiculous album covers. Actually, this cover made me buy the album (for 49ct):
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I think this is Scientology's idea of the afterlife.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:31 pm 
 

ScandalfTheShite wrote:
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Priceless. Still like that album though.

Me too actually, it's actually a whole lot better than many other similar glam metal bands of those days.
Bloodhunger is even an awesome speed metal song too

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This has to be one of the lamest covers I've ever laid eyes on. The European cover was way better I have no idea why they wouldn't just have it as the American cover art too.
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