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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 7:33 am 
 

Nine years later and I'm still unsure if Opeth's Heritage is awesome or awful.

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Dudeguy Jones
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2020 7:08 pm 
 

Theres actually a lot of good stuff going on in that cover. What possessed them to have their heads hanging from the tree, though... thats where this goes off the rails for me.

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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 5:56 am 
 

Yeah, and the head of the member who left the band falling... it's pretty awful.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 7:04 am 
 

It's not even so much the concept as the execution. I could conceive of it being done more artistically, with their heads seeming to more organically have grown out of the branches, and it could have some conceptual richness to it ripe with applicability to a theme. But instead it mars some otherwise intriguing artwork with what looks a highschool Photoshop project, haphazardly imposing layers of their visages and rendering them through a low-grain filter that looks more like excessively enlarged and blown-out thumbnails.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 7:31 am 
 

There's something insufferably egoistical about that album cover and what it seems to depict.
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Auch
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 3:01 pm 
 

Ilwhyan wrote:
There's something insufferably egoistical about that album cover and what it seems to depict.


Agreed. But like other people have said, I definitely think it’s all coming from the heads. I hate those so much.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:57 pm 
 

This looks like the album art equivalent to that one blobfish photo.

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Red_Death
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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 1:14 pm 
 

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*insert Obama shrugging gif here*

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I've actually seen the back side of the porno video cassette involving a dino (prosthetics and all - I think?) pleasuring a woman when I was about 6 and out to rent a SNES game (wandered off to a whole different part of the joint).

My childhood really was great.
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 3:45 pm 
 

released last year:
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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 4:41 pm 
 

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Came out yesterday and my god it looks so copy and pasted
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 5:23 pm 
 

Wow, that looks like a "my first Photoshop" project.

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Metal Shark
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 3:31 am 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Nine years later and I'm still unsure if Opeth's Heritage is awesome or awful.

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The faces in the tree looks STOOPID. the rest is OK! and I am NOT an Opeth fan.

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 11:03 am 
 

I dunno, I actually like that cover.
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Prairieshadow
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 5:30 pm 
 

I like it as well, especially Mikael's explanation of everything going on in it. The music however is another matter.

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Dudeguy Jones
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:18 pm 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Wow, that looks like a "my first Photoshop" project.


Haha. It actually looks like something I would make to get a good basis for a drawing going.
Except they stopped there and slapped that crazy text on the bottom. Maybe the dead line came up on them like a truck!

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Opus
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 5:52 am 
 

I wonder if there is an explanation for this?
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Necrobiotik
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 6:51 pm 
 

LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Nine years later and I'm still unsure if Opeth's Heritage is awesome or awful.

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Then you should see Steeleye Span - Now We are Six.

Not sure if this one it's funny or sad. You decide.

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:19 pm 
 

Necrobiotik wrote:
LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Nine years later and I'm still unsure if Opeth's Heritage is awesome or awful.

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Then you should see Steeleye Span - Now We are Six.


I'm pretty sure Mike consciously or subconsciously had that one in mind as well as this one and combined them.

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Sometimes I'm not certain whether progressive rock is the most or the least self-aware genre in existence.

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Subrick
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 pm 
 

I absolutely love this album, but I have zero idea what in the world this art is supposed to be showing.

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asmfc
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:33 pm 
 

Zoomed in picture of Steve's jacket

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tomcat_ha
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:43 pm 
 

walking home after drinking at your local rock bar clearly

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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:47 am 
 

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Fromage_Qui_Pue
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:56 am 
 

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This re-release cover is...
Well guys, by "i love this album" it doesn't mean THAT love
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Cheapsteaks
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:08 pm 
 

Necrobiotik wrote:
LithoJazzoSphere wrote:
Not sure if this one it's funny or sad. You decide.

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I feel like prog metal bands really love the "screaming child photoshopped in" imagery more than any other genre.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:12 am 
 

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so 90s.
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:05 pm 
 

Between album covers and movie posters, floating heads have become a true epidemic.

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last_eulogy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:43 pm 
 

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Denet - Terrestrial Dying
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Durag
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 pm 
 

forestcorpse wrote:


Holy fuck that second one is brilliant, did they think it was really deep or something? Fantastic

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:25 pm 
 

It actually looks like he got his mother to help with the cover

What's interesting is, his other band, Dehumanized Deity, has mostly OK covers outside of the two 2019 releases. Music isn't amazing though, it's pretty rough.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:07 am 
 

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80s metal bands do not age gracefully when it comes to aesthetics :/
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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:17 am 
 

I've always hated Spite - Antimoshiach. It's done by Adam Burke which is a super talented guy but it doesn't work at all. It's just damn ugly.

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simonitro
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:09 pm 
 

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I don't know if this had been brought up before but... here goes. :p
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:30 pm 
 

Wow. What a colossal failure of a cover. It might be acceptable, albeit hackneyed without the people, but their obviously Photoshopped addition is truly an eyesore.

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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:40 pm 
 

Good lord. You might as well cut out a picture from a magazine and glue-stick it on top of the cover :lol:

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:29 pm 
 

I mean it's a NSBM cover of course it's terrible
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Napalm_Satan
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:30 pm 
 

Yeah that's come up here before, many times. A fairly infamous cover that is, and rightfully so.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:40 am 
 

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:54 am 
 

I didn't see anyone mention Rok Bergade. Double whammy for them. Terrible spelling for the band name and awful album cover. I always thought whoever designed to logo for this band, came up with this. They thought it looked cool, so they just left it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:12 am 
 

last_eulogy wrote:
I didn't see anyone mention Rok Bergade. Double whammy for them. Terrible spelling for the band name and awful album cover. I always thought whoever designed to logo for this band, came up with this. They thought it looked cool, so they just left it.


That is great in it's awfulness :D

I'd have guessed Japan though, never Texas !
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:27 am 
 

^ This thing is nearly forty years old .... probably took a while to draw.
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