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PvtNinjer
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:52 pm 
 

As awesome as that Battleaxe cover is, in terms of content and straight up metal 'tude not to mention the over the top cheese we all love with our trad metal, I can comfortably say it's also pretty objectively goofy. If we weren't all metalheads here we'd probably think it looked fucking stupid.

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^ he he :p
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:37 am 
 

FasterDisaster wrote:
It's not any "worse" than Solid or Rev-Raptor or Mastercutor or Steelhammer. All of U.D.O.'s covers are pretty goddamn goofy and soaked in cliches.

It is definitely worse than Solid and Rev-Raptor and Mastercutor and Steelhammer. At least RR and SH managed to have good colour schemes and look kind of cool in that absurd heavy metal kind of way.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:25 am 
 

Yeah I have no problem with any of UDO's previous covers. An image of a drunk robot would've been better for Decadent.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:57 pm 
 

ENKC wrote:
FasterDisaster wrote:
It's not any "worse" than Solid or Rev-Raptor or Mastercutor or Steelhammer. All of U.D.O.'s covers are pretty goddamn goofy and soaked in cliches.

It is definitely worse than Solid and Rev-Raptor and Mastercutor and Steelhammer. At least RR and SH managed to have good colour schemes and look kind of cool in that absurd heavy metal kind of way.

If all that separates good cover art with bad cover art is the color scheme, I think all future album artwork is fucked. Realistically speaking, Rev-Raptor has a terrible color scheme. The green and yellow is super ridiculous and goofy. I mean, I love it, and it's great, but it's also ridiculously stupid. What next, Taking Over and Fire Down Under are other examples of great cover art? :lol:

Sleazy business dudes have been portrayed on the cover art in heavy metal since fucking forever. The U.D.O. logo is jewel-encrusted and the sleazy business dude has horns and gold shit all over. Somehow Decadent is still not "cool in that absurd heavy metal kind of way"? Please. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:22 pm 
 

It's too 'bling bling' for classic sleazy business man. Needs more robotic fists.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:36 pm 
 

I'm less bothered by the cover art than the nonsensical songtitles he still uses, to say nothing of the abundance of cliched "metal" phrases and single-worded titles. "King of Fake?" Udo's been at this long enough to where someone in his camp should have the responsibility and the wherewithal to tell him a phrase like that doesn't make much sense and comes off as amateur.
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ModusOperandi wrote:
I'm less bothered by the cover art than the nonsensical songtitles he still uses, to say nothing of the abundance of cliched "metal" phrases and single-worded titles. "King of Fake?" Udo's been at this long enough to where someone in his camp should have the responsibility and the wherewithal to tell him a phrase like that doesn't make much sense and comes off as amateur.


The first single from Steelhammer was called "Metal Machine". Ugh.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:01 pm 
 

That Slam Dunk'n Hoes cover just changed my life.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:58 am 
 

Exigence wrote:
The first single from Steelhammer was called "Metal Machine". Ugh.

...which actually happens to be a pretty goddamn baller song.

Oh, what am I saying? To the surprise of nobody, Exigence showcases his hate of awesome things and love of shitty things. Sabaton called; they want to do another blow-bang with you.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 3:33 am 
 

I'm sorry, but that "Decadent" album cover is pretty terrible no matter how you slice it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:10 am 
 

Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions

Their albums mostly have quite good artwork but this is truly uninspired

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Sunn_O%29%29%29/Monoliths_%26_Dimensions/225822
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:37 am 
 

I'm always gonna post the same album cover in all iterations of this thread (NSFW-ish):
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:48 am 
 

I have that album, the worst part is definitely the artwork, the music is pretty vicious black metal

Ragnarok - Blackdoor Miracle
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ragnarok/Blackdoor_Miracle/47438
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:59 am 
 

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I was listening to Znöwhite yesterday and it's a fucking solid album. Makes me wonder just what they were thinking with that cover.
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Terri23
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 8:15 am 
 

It would be just another bland, uninspiring cover except for one minor oversight.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:48 pm 
 

dreadmeat, do you have that Sunn O))) album? That white sheet with the band/album name on it is like a flap of tracing paper of the actual cover art, which is a pretty cool Richard Serra piece called Out-Of-Round-X. It's just a black void but it fits the music nicely.

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah wrote:
dreadmeat, do you have that Sunn O))) album? That white sheet with the band/album name on it is like a flap of tracing paper of the actual cover art, which is a pretty cool Richard Serra piece called Out-Of-Round-X. It's just a black void but it fits the music nicely.
Nah I don't have any of their stuff...
I have a Brighter Death Now CD that's similar

http://www.discogs.com/Brighter-Death-Now-Innerwar/release/30227
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 1:57 pm 
 

Here's one that gets mentioned a lot, and was dropped in a "Worst CGI cover art" thread a long while back. It isn't actually CG though, it is just a heavily filtered photograph. Not a bad album either, as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:32 pm 
 

What about literally fucking everything by Fireaxe ever?

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MrMcThrasher II
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:35 pm 
 

That first one is bland but not terrible. The others are just plain silly though.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:43 pm 
 

The first one is silly because it's got such dainty eyelashes, yet the guy is terrified. NOT THE MASCARA, CTHULHU! ANYTHING BUT THE MASCARA!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:44 pm 
 

Demon have them beaten on that first album:
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At first I thought it was at least meant to be Godzilla or something, but on review it doesn't look too different from Shrek.
And the second wouldn't be out of place for some obscure 80s thrash metal album or something I'd think, but yeah the other two look pretty wonky; the third looks straight from Geocities or something :lol:

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TheMizwaOfMuzzyTah
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:50 pm 
 

That Nuclear Assault cover is kind of unsettling....

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FasterDisaster wrote:
What next, Taking Over and Fire Down Under are other examples of great cover art? :lol:


Taking Over has the greatest thrash cover art of all time! :brick:
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:07 pm 
 

Are they guns?! I always thought they were guitars! ha ha woops

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Overkill/Taking_Over/1377
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Prong - Prove You Wrong

Prong kick arse, I celebrate their entire catalogue :nods:
This isn't what I'd call good though...
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Prong/Prove_You_Wrong/4093
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:48 pm 
 

BloodSacrificeShaman wrote:
Znöwhite ... Makes me wonder just what they were thinking with that cover.

Haha I was just reading an interview with Ian Tafoya, and they don't know what's going on either.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:23 am 
 

I like that Prong cover actually. Nice colours, reminds me of space or the deep ocean or something, in a cheesy but genuine really old TV show prop kind of way.

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I think it's meant to be some [old] circuitry or something
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:18 am 
 

Vänlade - Iron Age
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^that's hilarious, mainly the part that he prefers to grab his crotch instead of taking the sword :lol:

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Now, to be fair, that was the label's fault and not theirs. :lol:
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I think it's because his jeans are shrinking due to the water :roll:

This is terrible, apparently the album sucks arse too, fortunately I have avoided hearing it to date

Carcass - Swansong
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:57 pm 
 

Actually while on the subject, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Pantera's first album

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cetacean wrote:
Actually while on the subject, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Pantera's first album

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It reminds me of Brak every time. :)
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Twisted_Psychology wrote:
cetacean wrote:
Actually while on the subject, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Pantera's first album

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It reminds me of Brak every time. :)

BRAK METUR

The one that's always brought up in these kinds of threads is Maiden's Dance of Death. But really, the more you look at it, the more detestable it becomes. To me probably the biggest offense in metal artworks for a band on their kind of level. Anyone that knows anything about 3d model rendering will feel particular rage. The non-released version without the 3d models looks empty but is loads better than the real deal.

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cetacean wrote:
Actually while on the subject, I'm surprised nobody mentioned Pantera's first album

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thats just a pic of a pantera fan

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dreadmeat wrote:
This is terrible, apparently the album sucks arse too, fortunately I have avoided hearing it to date

Carcass - Swansong
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Never heard it? You should try it. Nice melodic death 'n roll.
It's no Heartwork or Necroticism but it's by no means bad imo.
I've got the pink vinyl version. Brilliant combination with the albumcover i think haha.
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Don't tell anyone but I haven't heard Heartwork yet either :p
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