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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:57 am 
 

This cover is just as good as the music itself. Why does she look like Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way from this?

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SkullFracturingNightmare
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:06 pm 
 

^ Gross, that looks like it came straight out of the year 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:01 am 
 

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I fished it out of http://agoraphobic-news.com/articles_vi ... bum_covers that someone posted somewhere else... I had no idea he had done so much s**t. had no idea that Possessed was his, either. it doesn't look like a Repka.
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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:41 am 
 

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KrigareTjovane
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:18 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
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Quentin Tarnatino's favorite album.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:08 am 
 

lmao. general etiquette dictates that foot fetish jokes on a metal forum need to involve Niklas Kvarforth before mr. Pilfered MovieScript :p and I reckon they both prefer Uma's to Bilbo Baggins' :D

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https://indominushm.bandcamp.com/
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Lane
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:52 am 
 

jimbies wrote:
Narnia has been consistent in their awful covers:


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Actually I found this in my collection and am now listening to this. The cover hurts my eyes... The booklet contains totally awful artwork, too. And this picture set: first a mountain, then a nuclear bomb explosion, and lastly a huge impact crater. I guess they sing about nuclear war here...

The music's not that bad, thankfully, even though this kind of Swedish power metal is one thing I haven't much got into! But heard, much much worse stuff of this ilk. Soft "s" of the singer is one thing that annoys me...

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:54 am 
 

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I thank Opsius for linking these guys on Discord. None of the other releases this guy was involved in have covers this janky though.
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Lane
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:01 am 
 

^ Maybe it means something to somebody who knows where from these all pics are taken from... But yeah, my eyes burn :D

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Vigintiseptem
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:59 am 
 

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Fucking hideous. The virus ain't pretty, either.

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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:30 am 
 

Vigintiseptem wrote:
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Fucking hideous. The virus ain't pretty, either.


It only took 3 months, eh?

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ThStealthP
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:25 am 
 

Has this cover art been previously posted?
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:21 pm 
 

Surprised no one has mentioned papa smurf jacked up (and maybe jacking off?) on steroids
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SkullFracturingNightmare
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:09 am 
 

Perhaps nobody mentioned it yet because it's not a cover art atrocity, which is what the topic is about.

Just post cheap shitty pornogrind album covers and leave Sodom alone. Besides, they've got at least 3 or 4 other albums with objectively far worse cover art than Tapping the Vein.
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Lane
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:46 am 
 

Callenish Circle - My Passion // You Pain

A guy (probably Spider-man without his outfit, because of that web he throws from his hand) penetrating another guy's torso body in some future time?!??!

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jimbies
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:40 am 
 

The new upcoming Primal Fear record looks the it was shit out in about 25 minutes.
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I know everything has been very formulaic for years, but they could have at least put a little more effort into this? Also very surprised this was announced days ago and no thread for it / not added to their page yet.

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NECRONAUT
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:29 am 
 

MorbidEngel wrote:
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I thank Opsius for linking these guys on Discord. None of the other releases this guy was involved in have covers this janky though.


Hahhaha :lol: :lol: :lol:

Completely sucking cover!!! So bad, it's a classic!!!

I'm a Agx fan, but this sucks!!!
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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:01 pm 
 

You know I've listened to it since and it's actually pretty alright grind

and it's free

My favorite part is the guitar on the lower right where you can tell where he cut the hands that were holding it out though
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ColdLogisticSlaughter
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:41 pm 
 

(Almost) all '...and Oceans' artworks are just bad (because there's an upcoming album and the artwork looks fine)

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It's a shame because these two are some of the best Symphonic Black Metal albums I've ever heard.




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I really really like this one too. Maybe is not Symphonic Black but I don't care, still awesome.




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And finally this one. ...and Oceans is one of my favorite bands but this album is just awful! the artwork is horrible and the music is just bad and boring.

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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:47 pm 
 

ColdLogisticSlaughter wrote:
(Almost) all '...and Oceans' artworks are just bad (because there's an upcoming album and the artwork looks fine)

All the stuff you listed and you still missed their worst cover art.

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ColdLogisticSlaughter
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:09 pm 
 

OzzyApu wrote:
ColdLogisticSlaughter wrote:
(Almost) all '...and Oceans' artworks are just bad (because there's an upcoming album and the artwork looks fine)

All the stuff you listed and you still missed their worst cover art.

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my bad lol I tend to skip splits and demos...

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:23 pm 
 

...and Oceans' covers aren't the best but they're far from terrible.
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thrashinbatman
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:16 pm 
 

aloof wrote:

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/U ... dow/579634

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I fished it out of http://agoraphobic-news.com/articles_vi ... bum_covers that someone posted somewhere else... I had no idea he had done so much s**t. had no idea that Possessed was his, either. it doesn't look like a Repka.


God, that list is balls. We're seriously gonna exclude all of the Megadeth records he did but include the Gruesome cover, or this one?

Outside of the classic Repka stuff, I feel like his art is at it's best when he isn't doing the stereotypical stuff of him. A dude in a suit or a zombie standing in front of a ruined city. Do people ask him for this shit or is it just all he can do? The Possessed and Vio-Lence covers really stand out in that list.

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NECRONAUT
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:38 pm 
 

MorbidEngel wrote:
You know I've listened to it since and it's actually pretty alright grind

and it's free

My favorite part is the guitar on the lower right where you can tell where he cut the hands that were holding it out though


Will check em out!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:08 am 
 

LycanthropeMoon wrote:
This cover is just as good as the music itself. Why does she look like Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way from this?

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Always draws a smile across my mush whenever someone brings that masterwork up. One of the greatest fanfictions I have ever read, and I have read it a few times at this point. Its like the Room, but better.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:36 am 
 

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https://blutausnord.bandcamp.com/album/ ... -of-osiris
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Morton Salt
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:10 pm 
 

Man that Ed Repka list is atrocious. I think almost every cover I saw on that was awful. A lot of his artwork is too gaudy, his artwork always ends up looking like a colorful turd. The overly cartoonist looking characters don't help either. The only good artwork that was on that list was Atheist (probably because it doesn't look like a Repka piece), Solstice, Megadeth and Possessed (again, because it doesn't really look like your standard Repka cover).

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matras
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:31 pm 
 

ThStealthP wrote:
Has this cover art been previously posted?
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Seriously... you might not like it, but I can't see how that would fit this thread. Makes me wonder if you picked it because you dislike the band.

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Eradicatedseraphim
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:46 pm 
 

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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:43 pm 
 

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:09 pm 
 

aloof wrote:

You know, I've always liked this album cover for some reason. It's very choppy, but something just makes it good anyhow. I guess it reminds me of mid 90s PC game graphics. The composition of the artwork is pretty good, too, even though the lighting is off.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:13 am 
 

I would humbly like to draw your attention to the baby, the Pharaoh's face, the 3D and placement of the logo, the placement of the title, and that's my top 5 most obvious art crimes... :p
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:20 am 
 

Chronosphere - Embracing Oblivion

WTF is happening on the cover?!?! Okay, rich demonic guy has cables connected to him. Men on the front are... Feeling primal?

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Timeghoul
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:45 am 
 

matras wrote:
ThStealthP wrote:
Has this cover art been previously posted?
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Seriously... you might not like it, but I can't see how that would fit this thread. Makes me wonder if you picked it because you dislike the band.
I think that's actually a pretty cool cover. At least in the metal world.
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Nothingface
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:13 pm 
 

That just looks like an average day at the local Wal-Mart to me. Not sure why they deemed it worthy to put on an album cover.

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SculptedCold
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:07 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
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Outta here! Obviously it isn't the classic of the original artwork, making it redundant anyway, but I think that's an aesthetic and fitting cover. Better than a hell of a lot of reissues anyway!

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Endarkening
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:08 pm 
 

More in the WTF category. It's not bad artwork per se, it just makes no sense. What is it licking? Why does it have watermelons for tits? Why is there a keyhole in it's crotch? WHAT IS IT?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:17 pm 
 

*insert Obama shrugging gif here*

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The depth perception is so off that it makes everything in the art just confusing to look at.
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the depth perception is fine. you just lack the right vision to see it. you need atlantic vision to appreciate it :p
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