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Author:  ~Guest 375902 [ Wed May 10, 2017 5:36 am ]
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This appeared on the similarities thread;

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It would be neat to have a thread that highlights similar album covers someone may have come across. From the outright similar to the slightly differing though shared concept/ visual appearance, without treading into baing much of a stretch between the two (or more) album covers.

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Author:  Tanuki [ Wed May 10, 2017 7:08 am ]
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This is a really cool idea for a thread. I've got a couple:

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There were also two albums that used the John Martin painting The Last Judgment for cover art. I know one was Angel Witch's As Above, So Below, but I can't for the life of me remember who did the other one.

Author:  Empyreal [ Wed May 10, 2017 7:17 am ]
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Seems like it's common in a lot of shameless retro copycat acts. :p

Author:  ~Guest 375902 [ Wed May 10, 2017 7:50 am ]
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A highlight would be great . . . It's all in good fun.
The Frostbitten one is chuckle inducing in its replicational effrontery.
These share an art piece, but I can only speak for Woebegone. Killer death doom with funeral inclinations.
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Author:  joppek [ Wed May 10, 2017 9:03 am ]
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anaal nathrakh's in the constellation... uses the same art as timeghoul's panaramic twilight... i'm sure there's a ton of examples like that, where the band uses an existing piece of art

also, the horsehead nebula appears on a (largeish) number of album covers, tho' i can only remember mithras' world... off the top of my head

Author:  Unity [ Wed May 10, 2017 9:26 am ]
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I've always liked these:

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Wo ... ronen/1742

http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Ca ... Woods/7296

Author:  fourrobert13 [ Wed May 10, 2017 9:44 am ]
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Author:  narsilianshard [ Wed May 10, 2017 10:53 am ]
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Along these lines, a graphic designer just started a blog calling out plagiarism in metal album covers and it's really well done. People need to realize that taking a copyrighted image and fiddling with it in Photoshop doesn't eliminate the copyright. I doubt anyone would take this stuff to court, but it's pretty incredible how brazen and lazy these artists are.

https://artplagiarism.wordpress.com

Author:  Folkemon_ [ Wed May 10, 2017 11:46 am ]
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joppek wrote:
anaal nathrakh's in the constellation... uses the same art as timeghoul's panaramic twilight... i'm sure there's a ton of examples like that, where the band uses an existing piece of art

also, the horsehead nebula appears on a (largeish) number of album covers, tho' i can only remember mithras' world... off the top of my head


Anaal's new album also uses the same art as Gorgoroths Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam.

Author:  ~Guest 375902 [ Wed May 10, 2017 1:06 pm ]
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Oh, yeah Mithras', shares with Origin's ep.
On that plagiarizm note, there was a similar metal artist who got called out for retouching other metal artists' artwork before reselling it back to bands. Can't recall who, but he did touch some big name work.

EDIT: was a dude called Slasher Design

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Wed May 10, 2017 1:08 pm ]
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joppek wrote:
also, the horsehead nebula appears on a (largeish) number of album covers, tho' i can only remember mithras' world... off the top of my head


Indeed it does:

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This one has been used elsewhere too:

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This one too, but I can't remember on which other album:

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And here's two different bands approaching the same concept:

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Author:  true_death [ Wed May 10, 2017 1:15 pm ]
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Always thought that Sepultura - "Arise" looked really similar to Cryptopsy - "Blasphemy Made Flesh".

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I had never heard of this album before, but I found it while searching for the original "Blasphemy..." cover, and it looks pretty similar to both...

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Author:  InsaneSniper [ Wed May 10, 2017 1:28 pm ]
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Can't forget Hexenhaus and Morbid Angel.
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Author:  we hope you die [ Wed May 10, 2017 1:57 pm ]
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Mayham's Live in Leipzig and Darkthrone's Transylvanian Hunger always looked pretty similar to me.

Author:  Myrkrarfar [ Wed May 10, 2017 3:02 pm ]
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Author:  Thexhumed [ Wed May 10, 2017 3:07 pm ]
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Do they count if they have the same art? Or has it have to be the same concept only?

Author:  chaossphere [ Wed May 10, 2017 4:54 pm ]
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Also this one:
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And I'm surprised no one posted these yet:

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As far as Arise and Blaphemy Made Flesh (and that Graveworm one), they're all supposed to be illustrations of Yog Sothoth.

Author:  ~Guest 375902 [ Thu May 11, 2017 1:28 am ]
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Thexhumed wrote:
Do they count if they have the same art? Or has it have to be the same concept only?

Should be no issue with either. Or do you mean similar ones from a single band? Could be intriguing.

Author:  Burek [ Thu May 11, 2017 5:52 am ]
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There's like a whole sub-genre of moody dark blue covers.

www.metal-archives.com/albums/Dissectio ... erlain/769
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Em ... Eclipse/93
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Sa ... e_Sun/2714
http://www.metal-archives.com/albums/Th ... ion/270853

Author:  Tengan [ Thu May 11, 2017 8:37 am ]
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I believe all these are the works of Necrolord.

Author:  Napero [ Thu May 11, 2017 9:55 am ]
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Lord_Jotun wrote:
joppek wrote:
also, the horsehead nebula appears on a (largeish) number of album covers, tho' i can only remember mithras' world... off the top of my head


Indeed it does:

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That's not the Horsehead Nebula... That's the Pillars of Creation, just as the album title says.

Nitpicking, the .50-cal e-sniping tool of the 21st century.

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Thu May 11, 2017 10:16 am ]
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Whatever it is, it's the same subject on both covers.

This one should be the Horsehead Nebula, right?

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Author:  joppek [ Thu May 11, 2017 10:44 am ]
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whoops yeah, the pillars was what i meant, tho' i guess there's a few nebulae famous enough to be on multiple covers, probably including the horsehead, crab etc.

Author:  tahu157 [ Thu May 11, 2017 12:05 pm ]
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I added this album a while ago. 90% certain it's just stolen from the Twisted Metal game series.

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Author:  Resident_Hazard [ Thu May 11, 2017 12:22 pm ]
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tahu157 wrote:
I added this album a while ago. 90% certain it's just stolen from the Twisted Metal game series.

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EDIT:
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That's fucking terrible. I like those games, but this makes me automatically not want to listen to that band.

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Thu May 11, 2017 5:58 pm ]
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Author:  Thexhumed [ Thu May 11, 2017 6:15 pm ]
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It wasn't until now that I realized how bad that Repugnant cover is.

Author:  ThePoop [ Fri May 12, 2017 12:46 am ]
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true_death wrote:
Always thought that Sepultura - "Arise" looked really similar to Cryptopsy - "Blasphemy Made Flesh".

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I had never heard of this album before, but I found it while searching for the original "Blasphemy..." cover, and it looks pretty similar to both...

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Wow, these are clearly three different pieces of art depicting the exact same thing. Can't be a coincidence that three different people just happened to converge on the "screaming eyeball monolith" thing.

Caina's Some People Fall and Svarti Loghin's Drifting Through the Void use the same general concept. It's so similar that I remember Andrew Curtis-Brignell suggesting it may have been plagiarized on social media some time ago. However, it's such a simple concept to begin with that I'm sure it's purely coincidental.
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Then there's this one which has already been brought up in the Nokturnal Mortum thread. To be fair, there are probably dozens of of Kristian Wåhlin's covers that look similar. This is just the example that's fresh in my mind.
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Author:  joppek [ Fri May 12, 2017 4:54 am ]
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ThePoop wrote:
Wow, these are clearly three different pieces of art depicting the exact same thing. Can't be a coincidence that three different people just happened to converge on the "screaming eyeball monolith" thing.


chaossphere wrote:
As far as Arise and Blaphemy Made Flesh (and that Graveworm one), they're all supposed to be illustrations of Yog Sothoth.


i could swear i've seen another similar yog sothoth cover, but i can't remember what it was...

Author:  Morn Of Solace [ Fri May 12, 2017 5:10 am ]
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Zealotry's first album, maybe?

Author:  chaossphere [ Fri May 12, 2017 5:22 am ]
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Looks about right:
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Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Fri May 12, 2017 5:48 am ]
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I always thought this was odd: same year of release, same album title, and similar idea of a solitary figure wandering an almost identical landscape.

Spock's Beard, V
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Symphony X, V
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Author:  Anthony Pwl [ Fri May 12, 2017 5:54 am ]
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A few ones :

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Author:  jimbies [ Fri May 12, 2017 9:33 am ]
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Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory
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Tommy Lee - Never A Dull Moment
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Author:  Daemonlord [ Fri May 12, 2017 11:41 am ]
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A portion of 'The Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych', by Jan van Eyck is used on these two in a slightly different way (as well as a stack of other demos & albums that I can't recall, I see it a LOT): -

Cianide / The Dying Truth
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Edge of Sanity / Kur Nu Gi A
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Author:  Sepulchrave [ Fri May 12, 2017 11:58 am ]
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Tengan wrote:


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

Nice username btw burek.

Author:  Thexhumed [ Fri May 12, 2017 12:47 pm ]
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Anthony Pwl wrote:
A few ones :

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You forgot

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Author:  chaossphere [ Fri May 12, 2017 5:11 pm ]
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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.

Author:  Cat III [ Sat May 13, 2017 1:25 am ]
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Daemonlord wrote:
A portion of 'The Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych', by Jan van Eyck is used on these two in a slightly different way (as well as a stack of other demos & albums that I can't recall, I see it a LOT): -

Peruvian death metallers Mortem used it last year for their album Deinós Nekrómantis (a fine album from an overlooked band).
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Speaking of Mortem, their album Demon Tales uses Francisco Goya's Witches Sabbath.
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As does the demo from Puerto Rican band Dantesco.
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Author:  chaossphere [ Sat May 13, 2017 2:03 am ]
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Cat III wrote:
Daemonlord wrote:
Speaking of Mortem, their album Demon Tales uses Francisco Goya's Witches Sabbath.
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As does the demo from Puerto Rican band Dantesco.
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Another one:

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