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Crypticide
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:15 pm 
 

stainedclass2112 wrote:
Just thought of another cool one.

My favorite Black Sabbath logo is easily the one on the Dehumanizer album:

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I like that one a lot, but the Master of Reality logo still reigns supreme.


Also, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath is by far their best album cover. I'd probably put Dehumanizer second.

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The Red Tower
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 6:34 am 
 

I love shiny band logos, same goes for most cover art that features some sort of shiny steel, chrome and stuff:
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I'm into many logos that are designed symmetrically (that means I like many black metal bands' logos):
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I like both the old and new one:
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Pointy and spiky ones are always great! Also fits the music, at least for these two bands:
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Many classic logos I like are Motörhead, Maiden, Priest, Saxon, Testament, Twisted Sister, ...

Miscellaneous I like:
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Changes that were lame as hell:
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For Sarcófago: typical nineties bullshit. There are many more bands that fucked up their band logos back then.
And Immolation as mentioned earlier here.

A band that somehow never got it right:
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And W.A.S.P. ... No real band logo, mostly shitty fonts and mostly lame cover art (except their first two and Helldorado).
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:50 am 
 

The Red Tower wrote:
A band that somehow never got it right

That old In Flames logo, in your post in red, could have made my list of logos I like had I thought of it at the time. The other three though...

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The Red Tower
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:23 am 
 

Dembo wrote:
The Red Tower wrote:
A band that somehow never got it right

That old In Flames logo, in your post in red, could have made my list of logos I like had I thought of it at the time. The other three though...


I agree that the red one is by far the best version but in my opinion it's still very unspectacular (= it sucks) ^^ .
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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:56 pm 
 

@The Red Tower props for mentioning the Ambush logo. They have the best logo and artwork for a modern traditional metal band by far.
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Warlord Wossman
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:40 pm 
 

My favorites:

Death Karma:
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Charon:
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Excoriate:
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~Guest 366798
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:52 pm 
 

My favourites are these:

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This one is very awesome, since the band is called "WahnMache / Mahnwache"
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I don't like Belphegor's logo, it's very lame and not very original, and those two crosses look terrible.
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Some other logos that I don't like:
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Sloth's logo progression is horrible, they had a good logo at the beginning, the same with Hellhammer:
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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:07 am 
 

I actually really dislike Sabaton's logo. It seems kind of bland to me.
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ironmaidens_666
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:37 am 
 

Some favorites of mine.
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laxskinn
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:48 am 
 

stainedclass2112 wrote:
I actually really dislike Sabaton's logo. It seems kind of bland to me.

I agree. The shoulder armor thing on the S makes it look like it has a nose or beak. Also, imo a good logo should look cool without all the shiny photoshop effects too, and it wouldn't be much left of their logo without it.

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Sorry for the huge size. Man that S is bad...


Also, Metalmuxxer: Belphegor's logo is unoriginal but those scribbled deathcore logos aren't?

Warlord Wossman wrote:
Death Karma

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~Guest 366798
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:22 am 
 

laxskinn wrote:
stainedclass2112 wrote:
I actually really dislike Sabaton's logo. It seems kind of bland to me.

I agree. The shoulder armor thing on the S makes it look like it has a nose or beak. Also, imo a good logo should look cool without all the shiny photoshop effects too, and it wouldn't be much left of their logo without it.

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Sorry for the huge size. Man that S is bad...


Also, Metalmuxxer: Belphegor's logo is unoriginal but those scribbled deathcore logos aren't?

Warlord Wossman wrote:
Death Karma

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There are some cool deathcore logos, but many are soo shitty, like Whitechapel's one.

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MikeyC
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:26 am 
 

MetalMuxxer wrote:
This one is very awesome, since the band is called "WahnMache / Mahnwache"
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Wow! Love this one. Their music isn't too bad, either.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:59 pm 
 

The most recent band to be added to the site have a logo that struck me as really nice.

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TrooperEd
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:20 pm 
 

Crypticide wrote:
I always thought Sodom's logo was really fucking cool.
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You would be correct sir. I maintain that if aliens came down from outer space and asked you to tell them about "the 1980s," all you would have to do is show them that logo and they'd understand everything. You can pull that d out and stab someone with it.


The classic blocky Judas Priest logo was always the best.
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I like the Priest cross in and of itself, but having it be the T was trying a bit too hard for my taste.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:46 am 
 

Sebastian Bach's is actually quite nice. At one glance it looks a bit East-Asian, but at another glance looks a bit Middle Eastern. Minus for it also kind of looking like "Sepastian"...

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EDIT: Euphoria deserves a mention. Though I can't help but feel the o is simmilar to some company logo. And a tennis ball. And of course the logo, as wel as their music, may make one think of Vektor. Still a nice, creative logo. Some bands clean up their logos after a while and I can imagine the thing in the middle at the top half may go in the future for a less-is-more approach.

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hmi
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:21 am 
 

OzzyApu wrote:
So many logos I dig but one that I love from a band I've never heard is Armored Saint.

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Regal, lovely, and with that neat knight helm.


Let's put an end to this madness right now.

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Vault_Boy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:32 am 
 

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Melechesh/424

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http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Falkenbach/1071

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http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Sarc%C3%B3fago/2061

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http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Morbid_Saint/8939

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http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Whispered/74805

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http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Oranssi_Pazuzu/3540279710

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:21 am 
 

Nice one from Mavradoxa:

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TitaniumNK
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:00 am 
 

Both entities that go by the name of Темнозорь (Temnozor) have really cool logos.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:27 pm 
 

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Opus
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:32 pm 
 

My favourite black metal logo is definitely this:

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:51 am 
 

Ivory. I like this logo because it's like warm, Eastern, adventurous caramel.

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SlevinKelevra
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:17 pm 
 

Opus wrote:
My favourite black metal logo is definitely this:

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SatanicDeathLust666
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:54 am 
 

Because I'm a Black Metal fan alot of those logos are my favourite.
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Jackoroth
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:06 am 
 

Azmodes wrote:
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That right there is a logo that makes you want to check out the band behind it.


Nah man, that is one broke ass logo.
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ironmaidens_666
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:06 am 
 

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:54 pm 
 

One of Dan Lilkers bands, Evil Wrath:

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Bloody Blasphemy, though I could have done without the pentagram and some of those very thin branches:
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Oxenkiller
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:53 pm 
 

The Bloody Blasphemy logo above strikes the perfect balance between being eye catching, conveying it's black/evilness/heaviness, and yet still being readable. I can see that logo, and immediately know what the name of the band is without guessing. Evil Wrath, on the other hand, is kind of pushing it as far as readability but it's still a good, eye popping logo.

But then you have Temnozor- I would have never guessed that was the name of the band based on that logo. Yeah it's a cool logo but... My first guess would have been "Tomifoborg" or "Temhfobors" and that was after studying it for a few minutes. HOWEVER: I guess in Russian "TEMHO3OPb" is actually correct spelling for "TEMNOZOR" since "3" is a "Z" and "P" is an R, etc. so if you are familiar with the Russian alphabet I suppose it is easier to recognize. But as for the one that Opus posted, The true...WHAT??? The true Moripoo? Mortpoy? Stortloy" I'm outta ideas.

Basically, in MY opinion anyway, a logo should be at least somewhat readable, even if it is embellished or stylized. That is just my opinion, not saying it's "right" or anything. But I like to at least be able to tell the name of the band by looking at the logo.

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IamDBR
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:45 am 
 

Always liked Anaal Nathrakh's logo but then again I'm a raging fanboy for anything they do.
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The Dark Funeral logo is a bit of a clusterfuck of 'Satanic' imagery but I really like it. They fit the pentagram (a burning one no less), a ram/goat's head, inverted crosses into one killer logo.
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Always thought Ulcerate's logo was a bit different from standard death metal logos (still edgy as fuck) much like their music.
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Sulphur Aeon has a very obvious Lovecraftian vibe in their logo which I like very much.
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Dembo
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:07 pm 
 

Hawkeyes. Like the design and retro-esque colour. The only thing that bothers me is that the line from the first e doesn't flow into the s but rather just hits it.

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Crescent_Moon
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:13 am 
 

I like this one. Jens Ryden is a great logo creator.

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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:10 pm 
 

Oxenkiller wrote:
But as for the one that Opus posted, The true...WHAT??? The true Moripoo? Mortpoy? Stortloy" I'm outta ideas.


Once you guess these sticks in the logo must be ski poles, only SPORTLOV come to mind.

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Xenophon
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:36 pm 
 

Skeletal Spectre

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I like the wisps coming off the letters to form the screaming ghost face.

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Opus
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:20 pm 
 

Oxenkiller wrote:
But as for the one that Opus posted, The true...WHAT??? The true Moripoo? Mortpoy? Stortloy" I'm outta ideas.

Indeed it is Sportlov. A band that takes the winter theme to the extreme with hilarious lyrics.
Your black metal logo deciphering skills are impressive!
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Not too many bands go for the Asian characters type and this band does it perfectly, I love how smooth and sober it looks, and how it looks just like a cusual Asian-esque desing at first, but when you know it says "Kekal" you can read it easily.
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Thexhumed wrote:
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Not too many bands go for the Asian characters type and this band does it perfectly, I love how smooth and sober it looks, and how it looks just like a cusual Asian-esque desing at first, but when you know it says "Kekal" you can read it easily.


Wow, someone else in the world who knows about Kekal :-D

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:07 am 
 

Thexhumed wrote:
it looks just like a cusual Asian-esque desing at first, but when you know it says "Kekal" you can read it easily.

It can be fun with logos which at first glance looks like they are made from other alphabets but isn't. Like with Dislocation (Latvia):

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Dembo
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:49 pm 
 

Awesome logo for Broken Glass Sanctuary:

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stainedclass2112
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:26 pm 
 

Every time I open this thread, my browser has a 3 second seizure, hahaha

But that Broken Glass Sanctuary logo is actually pretty sick. It makes me want to hear the band.
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IamDBR
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:20 pm 
 

stainedclass2112 wrote:
...that Broken Glass Sanctuary logo is actually pretty sick. It makes me want to hear the band.

Same. So clean & pristine yet so metal & badass at the same time, if that makes sense.

The Skeletonwitch logo looks pretty good to me. Plus you can inflict a nasty cut with those ridiculous edges :lol:.
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Deathspell Omega's logo has some pleasing...curves (?). The inverted cross as a 't' is a nice touch too.
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I love how Satan's logo is so perfectly symmetrical, now if only I can actually check out their music for once.
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