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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:10 pm 
 

I need to get that new Aorlhac album!
Like the artwork myself.

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ingmar birdman
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:01 pm 
 

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I could pick nearly any Blazebirth Hall album but Branikald - Kveldulv is my favorite. There's something incredibly entrancing about the colors and the art style. The best Branikald covers mesh perfectly with the music; it feels like you're swept up in some kind of mystical storm.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:29 pm 
 

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Le Grand Guignol's The Great Maddening. The cover is enchanting and mystical just like the album!

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k311250
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:31 pm 
 

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It's very simple yet I find it really iconic and it fits the music perfectly. I think I like this new version better than the original.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:59 am 
 

iamntbatman wrote:
Hey guys, how about when you post some artwork with indecipherable logos or no logos at all, you do everyone a favor and just tell us what the band and album are so that we don't have to ask? I know it's nice having people ask you about the things you like, but c'mon.

I've been listening to this tons lately: Aorlhac's "L'esprit des vents." Great album, full of fullbore French BM with hints of folkiness, plus some sort of Swedish-sounding melodics, plus plenty of Taake. I'm not huge on how the logo doesn't really blend very well with the rest of the image (I would prefer it to look much flatter and less shiny/3D looking) but the actual cover painting is gorgeous.

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Plenty of Taake? Now I'm very curious. Post-Nattestid era? Cause if so, I quickly lost my interest, haha. Great cover art indeed.
Ilmestys also has some great as, especially on their 2012 demo. To me, this looks like a possession/witch vibe.
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frostyj66
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 am 
 

k311250 wrote:
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It's very simple yet I find it really iconic and it fits the music perfectly. I think I like this new version better than the original.


Wow this is indeed iconic... perfect, looks like a a medieval tapestry hanging in a war room, love how they've simplified the original to great effect. Little things like the border are a nice touch.

Imperium Dekadenz - Dämmerung der Szenarien

Takes the grim 2nd wave style and adds a bit of subtle artistic flair with the central illumination of the rider.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:31 am 
 

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Because obvious reasons, the 90s vibe, the woods, the desolation.
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iamntbatman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 am 
 

^ Man, that is a really great choice. There are essentially an unlimited number of foresty painted/drawn black metal album covers out there, but that one is really something special. The geology of the mountains there reminds me a lot of Chinese literati ink wash paintings, but the desolate dead trees and haunted clouds make it something else, and rarely do band logos fit into artwork so well.
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TheLoneForest
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:25 pm 
 

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I love the sepia color as it adds this late autumn feel to it. It looks as if it smells of rotting leaves and grave smoke. Also, one of my favorite logos ever to boot

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:09 pm 
 

The Ardbeg Wizard wrote:
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Because obvious reasons, the 90s vibe, the woods, the desolation.


Love this one myself!


Gnipahålan:

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The creepy castle like building in the desolate area, thin fog, and what seems like a lake, or woodland.
Kinda get a swedish feeling from it.
Atmosphere...!

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:30 am 
 

Yeah, that cover art is immense
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Sick6Six
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:14 am 
 

Posted a couple yesterday, but realized they were already posted so I decided to dig up a few more obscure ones.

Lutomysl - Self Titled. Amazing album with simple, sleek and stylish art. It looks a little darker than usual in this pic, I also have a shirt of this.
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Old Wainds - Nordraum. This album is the shit, their logo is one of my favorites, this weird icy half creature, half mountain landscape is frozen and mysterious.
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Azaghal - Luciferin Valo. Azaghal seems to alternate between super cool art, and minimal "here's our logo" covers. I was gonna pick Nemesis (or the new album) but I just looked at this one again.
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:03 am 
 

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Fuuuuck, this artwork blows my mind. It reminds me of a cosmic, controlling, evil deity.
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e_ddi_e
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:50 am 
 

Cobalt - Gin

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Hemingway - so EViL.

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