Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives
https://forum.metal-archives.com/

Cover art atrocities - bad, ugly, WTF...?!
https://forum.metal-archives.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=107856
Page 1 of 80

Author:  Exigence [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Cover art atrocities - bad, ugly, WTF...?!

post bad, offensive, disturbing, wtf, boring cover art in here
ALL site wide rules apply but below are some pointers

Images that are NOT SAFE FOR WORK / NSFW need to be labelled and also have spoiler tags
We don't really need 'shock images' just because they are on an album cover: 2 girls 1 cup or tubgirl etc is what I mean
You can expect to be banned for a week or more if you ignore this, hence why it's in red.


  • Why are you posting it? a short description should be included.
  • The name of the band and or album
  • A link to the MA page or Wiki or wherever
  • Preferably metal...
  • Please make sure the image isn't wider than 1024 pixels or you will break the forum, if you can't resize it use spoiler tags

Behold the cover art for UDO's new album 'Decadent'...
Spoiler: show
Image


Well done, Udo. Well done.

Author:  Folkemon_ [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Another band that needs Marschall back...

Spoiler: show
Image

Author:  henkkjelle [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:42 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Pretty sure those are tears of gravy.

Author:  Twisted_Psychology [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Anyone else get reminded of the art for Warrant's first album?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Rott ... tdirty.jpg

Author:  cetacean [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

I actually think the first one looks kinda cool...

Author:  Jonpo [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Wait so this is an atrocity but that fucking Schmier project's cover was cool? I'll never understand.

That cover of Holy is awesome. It makes me want to listen to it. That's the best possible result for a cover.

Author:  Metal_Jaw [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Exigence saying something negative about....ANY band? Wha???

Author:  tomcat_ha [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

gloriously terrible cover

Author:  Flugeldufel [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

It's like Warrant's Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, crossed with Darth Maul and a shitload of Photoshop.

Edit: Twisted_Psychology beat me to it.

Author:  Erosion of Humanity [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Jonpo wrote:
That cover of Holy is awesome. It makes me want to listen to it. That's the best possible result for a cover.


I like it too but only because they've got Abe Lincoln lifting up his skirt and showing you his knickers...

On second thought it's more like Lincoln crossed with Dr. Frankenfurter.

Author:  aloof [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Flugeldufel wrote:
It's like Warrant's Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich, crossed with Darth Maul and a shitload of Photoshop.


that's probably the brief they gave to the graphic artist :D

Author:  Empyreal [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Yeah they were obviously thinking of the Warrant thing when they made that - similar fonts, designs, etc. Clearly intentional.

Author:  cetacean [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Jonpo wrote:
It makes me want to listen to it. That's the best possible result for a cover.


Point taken - I think the first one would be cool if I saw it on a deviantart profile or something.... but as the cover of a metal album it sucks balls.

Author:  Jonpo [ Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Are you talking about the cover of Holy? Because I was.

Author:  cetacean [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:21 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

No, your comment just made me realize there was something not quite right about my own. :D

Author:  BloodSacrificeShaman [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:37 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

That's a very hideous cover indeed, but far from the worst. Some of the things posted in those many "worst covers" threads blow that out of the water.

That second cover, Holy is the opposite. That one looks really good.

Author:  ~Guest 226319 [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

That's as bad as a rap album cover.

Author:  FasterDisaster [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

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.

Author:  Paganbasque [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

John_Sunlight wrote:
That's as bad as a rap album cover.


I was thinking exactly the same, it reminds me one of those crappy rap album covers. Just terrible. :puke:

Author:  bug_man [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

rap album covers generally own, and that album cover also owns somewhat(although the overtly digital image hurts it quite a lot). if it wasn't so shiny it'd look like an old speed metal or thrash cover

Author:  putrenista [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:01 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Andi Deris must've been the cover model for this one...

Spoiler: show
Image

Author:  Crick [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Author:  Diamhea [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Spoiler: show
Image

Author:  Beer Baron [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Crick wrote:
Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Almost as shocking as the album art is the fact that you're the only one that seems to have noticed this

Author:  tomcat_ha [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

that big bear album is awesome.

Author:  PvtNinjer [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Wow, absolute garbage. Looks like a prerendered PS1 cutscene.

Author:  Jonpo [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

tomcat_ha wrote:
that big bear album is awesome.


The best thing about it is the album title, not the cover. He's just Doin' Thangs. Not even big thangs, necessarily. Not baller thangs, gangster thangs, rapper thangs, bear thangs. Homeboy is just doin' thangs. I'd like to imagine it's an album full of him rapping about putting his kids to bed and checking mail.

Author:  Crick [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Beer Baron wrote:
Crick wrote:
Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Almost as shocking as the album art is the fact that you're the only one that seems to have noticed this


I KNOW, RIGHT? Like, I'm not crazy... Right? THAT'S FUCKIN' CEE-LO GREEN YO!

Image

Author:  Grave_Wyrm [ Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Beer Baron wrote:
Crick wrote:
Can anyone else not fucking unsee Cee-Lo Green in this cover art?

Almost as shocking as the album art is the fact that you're the only one that seems to have noticed this

He's not the only one. You just didn't know that I thought it, too.

Author:  Beer Baron [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Right, Grave_Wyrm :-P

Why would someone who leaks blood(or gravy according to henkkjelle) decide to wear a white shirt anyway?

Author:  dreadmeat [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

How do we all feel about an 'official' bad artwork thread?
It seems every few months we get a new one...

I'll make it happen if we all like this idea, I'll include some older threads too so we have one mega-thread.
This will include: unoriginal, cliché, offensive, boring, weird, poorly done, unfinished, Photoshop overdrive etc

:roll:

Image

Author:  BloodSacrificeShaman [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

I actually like that Battleaxe one and I do not think it deserves its appearance in all those bad album cover threads.

Harley, hair, hellfire and leather! And a fuckin' battle axe. Crystal Logic-looking font to boot. It just screams trad/NWOBHM/speed metal.

Author:  Hircine [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:02 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Image

Author:  SkullFracturingNightmare [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Dread, I know you ain't talking shit about that Battleaxe cover. It looks a lot better than any of the newer artworks for that album, that's for sure.

Author:  teh_Foxx0rz [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Yeah that Battleaxe cover looks pretty cool.
Fortunately I happened to come across one myself just yesterday...
Spoiler: show
Image
Total Eclipse - Kukulcan
And that's without the band name and album title just pasted on top!

Author:  dreadmeat [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Thor-Thunder Angel indeed
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Battleaxe/Burn_This_Town/14708
I quite like that one too but Google found it when I entered "bad album cover" so yeah! :tongue:

This is just going to happen unless I see some nay sayers / red usernames :grin:

Author:  cetacean [ Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

dreadmeat wrote:
How do we all feel about an 'official' bad artwork thread?


+1

Image

Author:  bug_man [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:19 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

teh_Foxx0rz wrote:
Yeah that Battleaxe cover looks pretty cool.
Fortunately I happened to come across one myself just yesterday...
Spoiler: show
Image
Total Eclipse - Kukulcan
And that's without the band name and album title just pasted on top!

i kinda dig this actually, looks like a lot of 'naive' art. very expressive

Author:  MrMcThrasher II [ Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

Paganbasque wrote:
John_Sunlight wrote:
That's as bad as a rap album cover.


I was thinking exactly the same, it reminds me one of those crappy rap album covers. Just terrible. :puke:

Some brilliance comes from these terrible covers. Case in point:
Image

Author:  Jonpo [ Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: U.D.O. sets new standard in covert art atrocities...

I actually love this album cover and the artist (Halseycaust) but it's wonky as hell and it always trips me out:

Image

His legs are sooooo tiny compared to the torso. It looks like a child someone dressed up in warrior garb.

Page 1 of 80 All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/