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Author:  Kerrick [ Wed May 17, 2017 7:43 pm ]
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Dembo wrote:
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And this one which makes me think it's a reference to the Annihilator one. Unless it's some sort of other cultural reference that I'm not aware of:

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There's also this one,:

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Author:  ironmaidens_666 [ Thu May 18, 2017 3:01 am ]
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Don't forget this one also.
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Author:  peterott [ Thu May 18, 2017 3:10 am ]
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You guys know this page? It's about Caspar David Friedrich pictures used on various - not only metal - covers, just scroll down the page. E.g. 25 different versions of The Abbey in the Oakwood (from 13 to 38)

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/doom_troo ... cover_art/

Author:  Anthony Pwl [ Thu May 18, 2017 4:21 am ]
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Kerrick wrote:
There's also this one,:

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Author:  Dembo [ Thu May 18, 2017 4:41 am ]
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ironmaidens_666 wrote:
Don't forget this one also.
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No-one did, it was the first one posted with that type of motive, available in the quote in the post above yours...

Author:  Paatddal [ Thu May 18, 2017 5:00 am ]
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Of_This_Night36 wrote:
For cases where bands use the exact same source for their artwork, I would recommend checking Archives of Khazad-Dum. Unfortunately, it seems the person behind it isn't running it anymore.

I'm still working on this blog :) It's only very rare now.

Author:  putrevomitory [ Thu May 18, 2017 10:27 am ]
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Dembo wrote:
I'm sure many who follow death metal are familiar with the Entombed/Entrails cover simmilarity, which is accentuated by the logo simmilarity:

Thrash logo by Sardu, 100% inspired by Sodom's. Looks "unofficial" however.

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Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Thu May 18, 2017 1:43 pm ]
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Anthony Pwl wrote:
Kerrick wrote:
There's also this one,:

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Dark Night is a hilariously amazing King Diamond cargo cult. The best part part is that it's a Christian band.
http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Dar ... 3540327741
https://visionofgodrecords.bandcamp.com ... f-the-dead

Author:  Kerrick [ Thu May 18, 2017 2:48 pm ]
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Yeah not quite my style, but I saw that cover on an online distro and immediately thought of this thread haha.

Author:  putrevomitory [ Fri May 19, 2017 2:44 pm ]
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Om
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Author:  SignOfTheCrosshair [ Fri May 19, 2017 9:48 pm ]
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Iron Maiden - Virus
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavour

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Author:  SignOfTheCrosshair [ Fri May 19, 2017 9:53 pm ]
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Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Iced Earth - The Reckoning

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Author:  putrevomitory [ Sat May 20, 2017 8:53 am ]
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^Lady liberty's metal version, :metal:

Author:  putrevomitory [ Sat May 20, 2017 8:59 am ]
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Those pyramids similar to;
Forensick - The Prophecy
Brujeria - Pocho Aztlan
especially the second one
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Author:  Required Fields [ Sat May 20, 2017 2:24 pm ]
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Although not identical, the artwork for the Canadian alternative rock band The Tea Party's debut album, Splendor Solis, reminds me of Trouble's Psalm 9.

Splendor Solis:
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Author:  Sepulchrave [ Mon May 22, 2017 4:25 pm ]
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Laaaate reply, but

chaossphere wrote:
Sepulchrave wrote:

I really don't understand what is so special about his artwork. Much better as a musician IMO, listen to Diabolique.



Might want to check out somewhere like this mate:

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Seriously though, what's not to like? Aside from his frequent over-reliance on the colour blue, he has a great eye for detail and perspective, and is one of the few metal cover artists who can make the most grotesque subject matter look hauntingly creepy and eye-wateringly beautiful at the same time.


I don't find the perspective aspect that compelling (ItNSE's cover art, for instance - I seriously don't know what he wants with this one. I like medieval-looking, unrealistic perspectives and all but this is just kinda botched and lazy IMO). Above all, though, he just doesn't really have an eye. His artwork's got cool, epic and gothic imagery and all, and he's got good ideas in his head, but he can't be bothered to create art whose elements actually complement each other. He doesn't pay attention to how well they fit, he just wants to stuck in as many cool shit in as possible without taking in consideration their shading, their movement, perspective, form and a lot of other things every artist has to have in mind when drawing stuff. I'm not saying every metal cover artist has to be a top-grade art school graduate or anything, and indeed bad artwork is charming with dirty, in-your-face no-bullshit like Autopsy, but when you have a bunch of naive people praising Necrolord's "talent" when the music is so much more competently epic in scope it just kinda pisses me off. :P

Author:  Machine_Dead [ Mon May 22, 2017 4:55 pm ]
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I love it when two totally different artists create artworks that seem to be sharing the same fictive universe

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Author:  Dembo [ Mon May 22, 2017 5:12 pm ]
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The Nocturnus one was already posted, along with others that fit the description, so you may find some more you like. For example the bottom ones in this post: viewtopic.php?p=2729663#p2729663

Author:  putrevomitory [ Tue May 23, 2017 11:55 am ]
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Machine_Dead wrote:
I love it when two totally different artists create artworks that seem to be sharing the same fictive universe

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trying to lump Terminal Redux to this and it falls on the almost much of a stretch land . . .

Author:  Warty_basaloid [ Tue May 23, 2017 3:03 pm ]
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peterott wrote:
You guys know this page? It's about Caspar David Friedrich pictures used on various - not only metal - covers, just scroll down the page. E.g. 25 different versions of The Abbey in the Oakwood (from 13 to 38)

http://rateyourmusic.com/list/doom_troo ... cover_art/


Think they didn't list this one
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Author:  FatTheGates [ Wed May 24, 2017 7:23 am ]
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SignOfTheCrosshair wrote:
Iron Maiden - Virus
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavour

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Good catch, although in this case it was the same artist (the legendary Hugh Syme) who did both. He asked if he could re-use the Maiden background which everyone said was fine since it was only used on one version of this Maiden single. He superimposed this pic of his daughter on the cover, replacing one of the skulls with the Nevermore harlequin mask. It was only because of this shortcut method that Nevermore were able to afford him, since normally he would be way out of their price range.

Author:  fourrobert13 [ Wed May 24, 2017 8:47 am ]
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Machine_Dead wrote:
I love it when two totally different artists create artworks that seem to be sharing the same fictive universe

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Two of those remind me of this Unisonic cover.

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Author:  Cat III [ Thu May 25, 2017 11:46 am ]
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Generichrist - House of Illrepute [NSFW]
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Of course this is a rather ugly parody of Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy:
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Author:  FuneralDeity [ Thu May 25, 2017 11:47 pm ]
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I don't think these have been posted yet...

Usurper - Diabolosis and Hecate Enthroned - Upon Promeathean Shores.
Released the same year (95)

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Author:  Sepulchrave [ Fri May 26, 2017 4:48 pm ]
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FuneralDeity wrote:
I don't think these have been posted yet...

Usurper - Diabolosis and Hecate Enthroned - Upon Promeathean Shores.
Released the same year (95)

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Septic Flesh did it, too.

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Author:  Tanuki [ Sat May 27, 2017 4:31 pm ]
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Not copied or anything, but pretty similar.

Author:  pale_horse [ Sun May 28, 2017 11:38 am ]
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SignOfTheCrosshair wrote:
Iron Maiden - The Trooper
Iced Earth - The Reckoning

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Author:  pale_horse [ Sun May 28, 2017 11:42 am ]
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Author:  Nhor [ Sun May 28, 2017 2:10 pm ]
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There's an album that has exactly the same art as Mithotyn's King of The Distant Forest

Anyone know what I'm talking about? Forgot what it was ages ago but I still think about how they totally ripped off the whole thing with like exception of the hue

Author:  Metantoine [ Sun May 28, 2017 2:21 pm ]
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Dunno man, it's just 2 big skulls. Far from the exact same thing.

Author:  Doomsday [ Sun May 28, 2017 3:16 pm ]
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Sepulchrave wrote:
FuneralDeity wrote:
I don't think these have been posted yet...

Usurper - Diabolosis and Hecate Enthroned - Upon Promeathean Shores.
Released the same year (95)

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Septic Flesh did it, too.

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As did Revelation. Also in 1995.

Author:  pale_horse [ Sun May 28, 2017 3:58 pm ]
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Metantoine wrote:
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Dunno man, it's just 2 big skulls. Far from the exact same thing.

Op said variations on a theme. When I first the beastmaker album I immediately thought of South of heaven. Used to also think this one was similar but it's not passing the eyeball test for me today.

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Author:  pale_horse [ Sun May 28, 2017 4:06 pm ]
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putrevomitory wrote:
This appeared on the similarities thread;

Example for the former:
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Author:  pale_horse [ Sun May 28, 2017 4:09 pm ]
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Re: Let it Be
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Author:  Paatddal [ Mon May 29, 2017 5:35 am ]
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As did Revelation. Also in 1995.[/quote]
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http://archivesofkhazad-dum.blogspot.ru ... SvrPJKLSkk

Author:  Antioch [ Mon May 29, 2017 10:35 am ]
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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/O ... ight/95350 (1999)
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/A ... ire/142229 (2007)

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Author:  Cat III [ Mon May 29, 2017 4:08 pm ]
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Author:  Paatddal [ Tue May 30, 2017 6:04 am ]
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Antioch wrote:
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Obscure_Devotion/Son_of_a_Dayless_Night/95350 (1999)
https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/A ... ire/142229 (2007)

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http://archivesofkhazad-dum.blogspot.ru ... S1DfZKLSkk
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Author:  Rodman [ Tue May 30, 2017 7:06 am ]
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The Misfits & Municipal Waste (and I'm quite sure the latter have heard of the former)

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Author:  Dembo [ Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:38 am ]
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InsaneSniper wrote:
Can't forget Hexenhaus and Morbid Angel.
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One can understand people involved in the decision of Morbid Angel's cover to not know about Hexenhaus, but those involved with Megadeth eight years later should have known about Morbid Angel:
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