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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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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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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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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:27 am 
 

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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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^ 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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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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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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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:50 am 
 

Cobalt - Gin

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Hemingway - so EViL.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:27 am 
 

Please refrain from posting artwork without explaining why and how.
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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:00 am 
 

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This artwork fits the music perfectly. Simplistic yet overwhelming.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:44 pm 
 

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Lovely scenery, I want to walk around there myself.
Also wondering what they are doing there...
+ old ruined castle's is always awesome.
Band: Andeis

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Another cool one from a Fallen Empire band, I usually like the artworks on bands from this label.
Band: Lunar Mantra


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eerie and crepy, could really just sit and look at this and sink into it.
Band: Circle of Ouroborus / Cénotaphe

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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
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Lovely scenery, I want to walk around there myself.
Also wondering what they are doing there...


The seven torch-bearers went there to pick up their 8th member. Afterwards, they headed to the cave in the mountains. Most torches had died down by the time they arrived there.
It still made for another great picture, namely Avslut's "Deceptis" cover artwork.
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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:15 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:
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The eye instantly reminded me of Marduk's "Dark endless" with its quite unique front artwork. Have yet to come across any other album art which is painted in that specific style and mood.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:31 am 
 

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Although it doesn't seem special at all to begin with: I love the vibe. The minimalism of it. The black metal itself is primitive, raw but atmospheric, in the vein of Burzum and Paysage d'Hiver.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:44 pm 
 

Hey everyone! My God so many great covers here! :bow: :bow: :bow:

Here is one of my favourites. Abruptum-Obscuritatem Advoco Amplectére Me

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I really like the soothing eeeeeevvill feeling of the demonic lady kissing the skull. And of course the music goes hand-to-hand with the cover. In one word : AESTHETIC
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:04 am 
 

The Ardbeg Wizard wrote:
The somber, cloudy and rainy vibe is perfect. Rarely does the music and album art match so well.
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This ones my favorite, by far. You can almost smell the scent of rain when listening to this album and staring at this cover. On a personal level, this also reminds me of every time I ever walked in the rain while listening to it. It's such a beautiful album, Dimmu really did outdo themselves early on.

There's quite a bit of album covers I want to post, I'll start with this one (apologies in advance if it was already posted).

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For me, this cover just reeks of the most absolute evil this world has to offer. The disgusting but somber face of what i can only imagine is satan, embracing the earth into his wings.
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PETERG
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:21 am 
 

Unorthodox wrote:

There's quite a bit of album covers I want to post, I'll start with this one (apologies in advance if it was already posted).

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For me, this cover just reeks of the most absolute evil this world has to offer. The disgusting but somber face of what i can only imagine is satan, embracing the earth into his wings.



Holy moly I have never payed close attention to this one but now that I see it it is bloody astonishing! So many great details!
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-The message just repeats. 'Regret, Regret, Regret.'
-Catchy. Any idea what it means?
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PETERG
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:25 am 
 

Also this one.

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I prefer the straight photographed artworks instead of vast pictures or drawings. Really like the overall mysticism and the feeling of sacrament or something like that.
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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:38 pm 
 

Of all the nowadays-unaffordably-rare records I ever owned, I miss this the most:

https://www.metal-archives.com/images/4 ... 1.jpg?5002

Would want to have it again for that stunning cover image. The record sleeve itself would do it.
Anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:44 pm 
 

Meslamtaea - Niets en Niemendal
Dutch one-man black metal. Very nice, depressive drawing, I dont know who is the author, but it reminds me a lot amazing art of Laurie Lipton.
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DecemberSoul wrote:
forestcorpse wrote:
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The eye instantly reminded me of Marduk's "Dark endless" with its quite unique front artwork. Have yet to come across any other album art which is painted in that specific style and mood.


The artist is Odilon Redon if anyone is wondering.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 am 
 

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Meslamtaea - Niets en Niemendal



He is the session drummer in my band!
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slavonic777 wrote:
Meslamtaea - Niets en Niemendal
Dutch one-man black metal. Very nice, depressive drawing, I dont know who is the author, but it reminds me a lot amazing art of Laurie Lipton.
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Yeah, I saw that in one of the other threads around here, and thought it looked striking, to say the least.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:19 pm 
 

This is probably a weird submission but...

Tulus - Pure Black Energy

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I really like it because its both cheesy and creepy. The muted color palette really works for me and I don't think it would've been as effective if it was black-and-white instead.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:00 pm 
 

Thy Shrine wrote:
slavonic777 wrote:
Meslamtaea - Niets en Niemendal
Dutch one-man black metal. Very nice, depressive drawing, I dont know who is the author, but it reminds me a lot amazing art of Laurie Lipton.
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Yeah, I saw that in one of the other threads around here, and thought it looked striking, to say the least.



Nice concept, but I can't help thinking of one of those edgy Facebook posts about how f*cked the world is these days (and how they suck)
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Love how the artwork has an old Germanic fairy tale feel ala the Grimm brothers. It look's innocent on the first glance but then you spot the reaper in the tree and the black birds? surrounding the frame. It just has a morbidly beautiful quality to it.

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This album art just radiates an icecold atmosphere. You don't really see album covers like these that often anymore.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:44 am 
 

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They just copied Annihilator - Alice In Hell, except it's not as good.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:27 am 
 

Metal Shark wrote:
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They just copied Annihilator - Alice In Hell, except it's not as good.



This cover is terrible.
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DecemberSoul wrote:
forestcorpse wrote:
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Lovely scenery, I want to walk around there myself.
Also wondering what they are doing there...


The seven torch-bearers went there to pick up their 8th member. Afterwards, they headed to the cave in the mountains. Most torches had died down by the time they arrived there.
It still made for another great picture, namely Avslut's "Deceptis" cover artwork.


They're not the only ones doing it

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Ungfell - Mythen, Mären, Pestilenz

I love the somewhat minimalist design with the black-on-beige color scheme. Like my favorite BM artworks, its steeped in rich and evocative folk imagery. And yea, that "Where Fear is Born" cover is hot, Alexi Laiho-approved garbage.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:59 pm 
 

Nice to see the Ungfell album here, also like it alot!

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(Cry of Silence)

Anything like this is just my thing, foggy forest, ravens, and the sad person riding a horse through the landscape.
Feels like home.

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The Ardbeg Wizard
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:24 pm 
 

The Ungfell cover indeed is great.never heard Cry Of Silence until today. Sounds good!
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