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forestcorpse
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:49 pm 
 

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Xenophon
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:52 pm 
 

Decadence - Dreams of Nekton (prog rock)

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Another one for the "old shitty CGI art" pile.

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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:21 pm 
 

Xenophon wrote:
Decadence - Dreams of Nekton (prog rock)

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Another one for the "old shitty CGI art" pile.


This looks like a really GOOD computer game from the 90s

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Lord_Of_Diamonds
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:24 pm 
 

The album title is actually pretty funny, but man... did we really need to see that on the cover??

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Methuen
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:46 am 
 

This one always makes me wince when I see it - I know it's not thaaat bad, but the obvious seriousness of it does help make it more offensive.

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Dark_Princess/50829

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That was their first album, so a bit of leeway maybe ? Things didn't get better by the time album four rocked around.

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Rompestromper
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:57 am 
 

Lord_Of_Diamonds wrote:
The album title is actually pretty funny, but man... did we really need to see that on the cover??

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it is the fake cock Steven smegma always had full in the open when playing live, probably thats why ;)

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Morn Of Solace
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:45 am 
 

Methuen wrote:
This one always makes me wince when I see it - I know it's not thaaat bad, but the obvious seriousness of it does help make it more offensive.

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Dark_Princess/50829

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That was their first album, so a bit of leeway maybe ? Things didn't get better by the time album four rocked around.

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It's weird, the first three albums look like a Olga Romanova solo project, with those cover arts focused around her and her name well displayed on the front cover.

But then at one point she leaves the band and the rest of the group goes Einstein mode, finds a new singer and puts her on the cover, like if anybody wouldn't notice the difference :lol:

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:22 am 
 

A lot of those bands were probably just banking on casual listeners not caring. "Oh hey look, another hot girl in a Victorian dress!" Sold!

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:25 pm 
 

The first Dark Princess one looks fine. Corny, sure, but decent.

The other one, nah.
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Thy Shrine
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:28 pm 
 

Lord_Of_Diamonds wrote:
The album title is actually pretty funny, but man... did we really need to see that on the cover??

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That album cover is so ridiculous but i can't help but at least appreciate it because of just the sheer fucking stupidity on display.

Basically the Family Guy of album covers.
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interstellar_medium
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:48 pm 
 

...I can't believe people from all over the world would willingly listen to Dark Princess, let alone discuss their covers, even in a thread like that...
yup, no fan of our local stuff outside a (very select) few exceptions

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:58 pm 
 

They're hardly one of my favorites, but they're fun to listen to once in awhile. You can certainly do far worse.

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interstellar_medium
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:21 pm 
 

Well that part is true, there's always the Д.И.В.А. band and probably others I thankfully have not heard...

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:29 pm 
 

I'm listening to The World I've Lost and I actually like it more than I remember. I'm not sure the average metalhead is the right audience for it. It's more of a catchy hard rock sound, and reminds me of some of mid-era Nemesea's material, especially in the vocals. Sorry, but I think your anti-patriotism is backfiring. (=

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interstellar_medium
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:35 pm 
 

I'll just keep on being amazed. ;D

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:00 pm 
 

I think you've actually convinced me they're extremely underrated. These vocals are pretty remarkable, especially for only having 316 views. The guitar and drum production could use a little work, but I can overlook them.

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interstellar_medium
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:10 pm 
 

Well, I'd say she's a good, trained singer, but nothing special, honest. We have hundreds of Gnesinka graduates like that running around.
You want a remarkable female singer from Russia doing hard rock, try Olga Kormukhina. Yes she's probably old enough to be that girl's mother, but, well, not like there's a gazillion outstanding singers anywhere these days.
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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 10:42 pm 
 

Ah, cool. Quite a set of pipes. I like the Max Max vibe. And those old Kramers.

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interstellar_medium
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:15 pm 
 

Yeah, she sort of out-Doro'ed Doro for a while here. She's still active and her voice is as amazing as ever, but let's just say there hasn't been any quality original material coming out for decades.

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Endarkening
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:07 am 
 

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Raecylahk. Christian black metal from Brazil.
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KrigareTjovane
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:26 am 
 

Been digging into the W.A.S.P. discography as I haven't listened to them beyond The Crimson Idol and came across this blurry fucking turd, intelligently titled "Kill Fuck Die". It's a shame because their album covers are generally extremely well done.

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DeathfareDevil
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:53 pm 
 

That WASP was a weirdly designed digipak that would open to reveal some sort of horrid, dead monstrosity in the fridge. Mine's in storage but there are images on google -- though for some reason all I can find are ones of a different version that combined the open and shut door.

Anyway it wasn't great but it fit in with that whole dismal 90s idiom of dark, blurry shit.

edit: or maybe that "combined" image was in fact the inner image. It's been a while.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:49 am 
 

it could be me, but I always thought of that cover as a poor man's Marilyn Manson album artwork...
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droneriot
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:58 am 
 

When I first saw it in this thread I thought it was a nuclear war reference since fridges are shelters for nuclear explosions.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:21 am 
 

pleased to make your acquaintance, dr. Jones :p
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Gravetemplar
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:11 pm 
 

Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror.

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:24 pm 
 

That's....something alright
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Auch
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:47 pm 
 

Jesus Christ...

At least make that a Fukpig album.

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FLIPPITYFLOOP
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:16 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror.

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:durr: :durr: :durr: :durr: Are you fucking serious???? Why???? That's so stupid...

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MARK9000
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:22 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror.

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It's funny how that's a literal interpretation of "Libidinous (A Pig with Cocks in Its Eyes)" from the record itself...
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LycanthropeMoon
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:03 pm 
 

Gravetemplar wrote:
Anaal Nathrakh - A New Kind of Horror.

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Same energy as this...

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LithoJazzoSphere
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:25 pm 
 

One of the only guys who can get away with making riveting yet sexually explicit material that musical artists use is H.R. Giger. This was the original poster insert for Dead Kennedy's Frankenchrist and they unsuccessfully brought Jello Biafra to court for it.

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On a totally different note, this one is so bizarre.

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Apparently it was just a idea sketch for the final design, but somehow wound up making the cover itself. I don't know how much better it would have looked no matter who fleshed it out though.

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Xenophon
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:33 pm 
 

Evil Incarnate - Depopulation Agenda:

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Just an ugly mess all around. Not really sure what Bestial Burst or whoever approved this was thinking.

Apparently some obscure label "Dark Path Merchandising" put out a version with a much less shitty cover:

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Curious_dead
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:17 am 
 

Looking at this thread is oddly nostalgic. It reminds me of browsing the metal section at used CDs shops. I spotted more than a few covers here that I remember seeing in one of those shops. And there are some others that would fit here, if only i could remember the name of the band (that was a long time ago!).

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:15 pm 
 

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Five_Nails
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:48 pm 
 

Those last two look like knock off Command and Conquer cover arts.
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OzzyApu
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:21 pm 
 

japc wrote:
The SoM Septic Flesh reissue covers are really really bad. Maybe not on their own but on context, when compared with the original and the albums atmosphere.

Searched this thread and glad I found this post from 5 years ago. Of those 90s artworks (of which Seth did 4), I do prefer them to the generic new Seth artwork... except Revolution DNA. The original is not better even in context. His original one stunk. The new one is the only one where Seth actually was creative compared to the other 4 reissues.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:04 pm 
 

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Not quite sure what to make of the cover.
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From_Wisdom_To_Mabt
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:34 pm 
 

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:12 am 
 

released 2020
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