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aloof
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:47 am 
 

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/C ... ion/729558

stellar music like this reserves better art! :/ boo, hiss high roller recs :p
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Epicureo
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm 
 

aloof wrote:
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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/C ... ion/729558

stellar music like this reserves better art! :/ boo, hiss high roller recs :p

Simply removing the badly drawn reptilian would greatly improve this cover.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:16 pm 
 

^^I think it's supposed to be a demon or the horned one himself ...as pictured in 1950s hammer films pre-production sketches :D

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cover my eyes...

NSFW:
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Evoken
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:34 am 
 

I always thought this album cover was hideous. Not a bad band... but I'm shocked this was the best cover they could come up with. It's unoriginal, ugly, lazy, and doesn't do the music justice at all.

The River - Drawing Down the Sun
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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:01 am 
 

Evoken wrote:
I always thought this album cover was hideous. Not a bad band... but I'm shocked this was the best cover they could come up with. It's unoriginal, ugly, lazy, and doesn't do the music justice at all.

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Moreover, one of the most trite fonts ever. Completely non-metal and a sign of poor imagination. Show me ONE good album using that font on its cover.
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aloof
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:40 pm 
 

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to be fair, it's from 2004... but still.

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/S ... Hell/49936
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Fromage_Qui_Pue
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:52 pm 
 

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I'm pretty sure there was a contest in the 90's/early 2000's between most bands out of Black/Death to have the ugliest cover possible
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MeatWolf
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:41 am 
 

(Almost) everything Felipe Machado have ever done belongs to this thread.

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DecemberSoul
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:22 am 
 

And then there's this atrocity:

https://www.metal-archives.com/images/7 ... 0.jpg?2351

Please note that the back cover (which is the opposite view of what you see on/of the front) is even much uglier.
As for the band, nomen est omen.
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ShreddedHuman
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:20 am 
 

I'm speechless.

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:25 pm 
 

WE HAVE A WINNER

If it wasn't for the masturbating guy with a Jesus head blatantly pasted on him that would be a great cover
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aloof
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:37 pm 
 

I'm not a big fan of "retro" album covers in general, but this is one of those where everything is wrong:

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/S ... nes/729367
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:34 pm 
 

Guardians of Time - Edge Of Tomorrow
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WOW.

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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:15 pm 
 

Evoken wrote:
I always thought this album cover was hideous. Not a bad band... but I'm shocked this was the best cover they could come up with. It's unoriginal, ugly, lazy, and doesn't do the music justice at all.

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To each their own... I love this cover!

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:42 am 
 

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Cat III
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:33 am 
 

Don't know what they were going for, but it sucks.
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Slightly better, but still an eyesore. Guy in front left does get a laugh.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:53 pm 
 

^^you wouldn't be laughing if you had your head torn in half by a blood red, angry demon :p

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this came out in 2018:

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as an "improvement" on

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I know, right? :D

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/M ... /II/135178

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saw this today due to some dude posting a tribute album link in another thread:

(spoiler for NSFW in an abstract kinda way...)
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I mean, srsly ppl! truly, aptly titled album...

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/T ... mal/736092
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:40 am 
 

Took me a while before I saw it. Not half bad actually
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Secret Glory
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:32 pm 
 

^That cover doesn't belong in here. Santiago Caruso is an incredible illustrator.

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