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ThrashTilDeath3
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:04 am 
 

DOES NOT FIT:

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Seriously...what the fuck.

FITS:

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A lot going on in the image, yet it fits together to form some strange unity, much like the technicality of the music. The image also indicates danger and pain, which the non-metal listener might experience when they hear Suffocation for the first time.
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cuntadin
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:58 am 
 

I am a bit suprised that noone has posted some of Urfaust's covers, but actually I am glad that it is so. I get the chance of showing some serious fucked up black metal beauty to the people here:
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Drei Rituale Jenseits Des Kosmos simply couldn't have a more fitting cover. We see a fuck-knows-what playing an organ of obscure sorts in a rather gloomy place, and, hey, that's what the actual music is. Droning-ambient black metal insanity.

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And of course Einsiedler. The cover's awesome, and the music's even more awesome, but I dare say that they both be on different topics. The cover suggests of some dark creatures searching for something, going somewhere, but the actual music is a minimalistic ritual black metal goodness, that could've benefited more from a picture of more medidative kind.

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also, the cover from Urfaust's split with the Ruins of Beverast is just fucking brilliant. I still haven't found out what artist is responsible for this, but, damn, it's impressive and it complements the dark and deranged sound Urfaust has on this release quite well. Raw and demented bm.

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Napero
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:00 pm 
 

Wet Pussy wrote:
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Same with this one. Amazing album, probably Pestilence's best, but what the fuck?

I'd say that fits the title of the album quite nicely... I mean, I haven't heard it, but works rather well in the context.
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Gravskog
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 5:56 pm 
 

The music is for the most part shit (though it is still forest black metal, so I guess it fits), but this guy sure has excellent taste when it comes to album artwork:


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I wish more bands would release their albums without their name and album title ruining the cover artwork.

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alreadytaken4536
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:42 pm 
 

Gravskog wrote:
I wish more bands would release their albums without their name and album title ruining the cover artwork.

The band's logo is one of my favorite parts of the artwork. I love me a good logo.

What band made those albums anyway?
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doom_monger
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:33 pm 
 

I love the 1st, 2nd and 4th pictures.

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Snowgrave
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:45 pm 
 

alreadytaken4536 wrote:
Gravskog wrote:
I wish more bands would release their albums without their name and album title ruining the cover artwork.

The band's logo is one of my favorite parts of the artwork. I love me a good logo.

What band made those albums anyway?

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=30621

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Gravskog
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:06 pm 
 

doom_monger wrote:
I love the 1st, 2nd and 4th pictures.

Yeah, I know what you mean. There's something very fitting and mystical in a cover consisting of just a landscape, a painting or otherwise another full image, no words, no logos. Specially for black metal.

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Braltika
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:19 pm 
 

Very fitting:

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Bleak, grey, cold winter. Lonely and slightly obscured by fog. Very similar to the music (Coldworld - Melancholie²)

Also, Urfaust does have amazing covers as shown by Cuntadin.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:22 am 
 

Does:
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/7/0/370.jpg
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/2/3/6/123669.jpg
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/1/7/1/217117.jpg
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/7/5/137587.JPG
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/9/5/7/195799.jpg

Doesn't:
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/7/1/7/27174.jpg
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/6/8/1/2/68122.jpg

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KillingFloor
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:05 am 
 

Here's one that doesn't:

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Great fantasy art for non-descript midpaced thrash.

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ENKC
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:30 am 
 

Gravskog wrote:
The music is for the most part shit (though it is still forest black metal, so I guess it fits), but this guy sure has excellent taste when it comes to album artwork:


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I wish more bands would release their albums without their name and album title ruining the cover artwork.

That's some nice photography, but it looks like a Flickr page, not a discography.
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lord_ghengis
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:38 am 
 

Those ones feel a lot more like post rock covers than foresty black metal, so I'd hardly call those fitting covers.
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ApocalypticxAngel
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 11:30 am 
 

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Not my favorite album by Benighted but I feel this album art perfectly matches the music/lyrics.
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The_Beast_in_Black
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:17 pm 
 

Heh, I posted that very album earlier in the thread, my good man.
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ApocalypticxAngel
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:35 pm 
 

The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
Heh, I posted that very album earlier in the thread, my good man.

Sorry, I didn't really read this entire thread, only the first few pages. I didn't even really check out this page.
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cremationconfetti
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:20 pm 
 

ApocalypticxAngel wrote:
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Not my favorite album by Benighted but I feel this album art perfectly matches the music/lyrics.

Their art for Icon is great too.

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ApocalypticxAngel
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:02 pm 
 

cremationconfetti wrote:
ApocalypticxAngel wrote:
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Not my favorite album by Benighted but I feel this album art perfectly matches the music/lyrics.

Their art for Icon is great too.

Agreed, which is why I bought an Icon shirt. Too bad the other albums couldn't have good art. The art for the others were boring, especially for ICP, which was very simplistic and generic.
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prznmtlhed93
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:49 pm 
 

Does:
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Maybe I'm missing something here, but, doesn't:

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I just don't get it...
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Wet Pussy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:26 pm 
 

prznmtlhed93 wrote:
Does:
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Hell fucking yes. Looking at the artwork, while listening to the album = fucking scary.
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MortalScum
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 5:00 am 
 

Doesn't:
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Looks like a really cheesy power metal album, its actually great thrash with possessed-like vocals.
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probert
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:42 am 
 

Abstract_Science wrote:
Gravskog wrote:
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Not metal, but damn that is one awesome cover.




Out of interest, what is this one?


its Hateful Abandon - Famine and its more metal than some of the bands on m-a. check it out for sure.

please post names. album art is key to attracting people to new music.

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:43 am 
 

Fits, violent and extreme thrash.

Image

Not so much, still good music but artwork is boring by comparison.

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termitejr
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:32 am 
 

cuntadin wrote:
I am a bit suprised that noone has posted some of Urfaust's covers, but actually I am glad that it is so. I get the chance of showing some serious fucked up black metal beauty to the people here:
Image
Drei Rituale Jenseits Des Kosmos simply couldn't have a more fitting cover. We see a fuck-knows-what playing an organ of obscure sorts in a rather gloomy place, and, hey, that's what the actual music is. Droning-ambient black metal insanity.

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And of course Einsiedler. The cover's awesome, and the music's even more awesome, but I dare say that they both be on different topics. The cover suggests of some dark creatures searching for something, going somewhere, but the actual music is a minimalistic ritual black metal goodness, that could've benefited more from a picture of more medidative kind.

Image
also, the cover from Urfaust's split with the Ruins of Beverast is just fucking brilliant. I still haven't found out what artist is responsible for this, but, damn, it's impressive and it complements the dark and deranged sound Urfaust has on this release quite well. Raw and demented bm.


never heard of this band before but checked them out based on the covers alone, they're excellent!

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Wilytank
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:22 am 
 

Music and Album Art both works of art:
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Rottenrectum
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:25 am 
 

I agree on De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, very cold, dark and evil album and the cover fits it perfectly. This is pretty similar:

Morbid - December Moon
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Not as simplistic but fits well anyway.
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nnnn
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:11 am 
 

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awm
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:26 am 
 

Well, that marks the point where this thread began to be considered for deletion.

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DemonX99
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:17 pm 
 

I feel like this cover really portrays the music played.
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SladeCraven
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:21 pm 
 

I second In The Nightside Eclipse for sure.


Perfect album cover.
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Knightfall
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:02 pm 
 

Burzum: Hvis Lyset Tar Oss, probably one of the most fitting album covers I've seen.

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Vesania: Distractive Killusions, another very fitting album cover, gives a creepy court-jester-like feeling, as does the music.

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Amon Amarth: Versus the World, very literal

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Also, all of Nile's albums have very fitting album covers to their Egyptian themes
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pwd666
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:14 pm 
 

There are a whole bunch I could think of, but this one currently comes to mind:

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I find listening to this during Autumn boosts its connectivity, mainly due to the artwork. The themes fit the artwork perfectly (although, an easy theme to match), and even the music.
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chappy
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:47 pm 
 

Does:

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Doesn't:

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MarkLikesMetal
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:34 pm 
 

doom_monger wrote:
MarkLikesMetal wrote:
Does:
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This album is dark, just like the art. (sorry for describing this in such an weird way... you'd have to hear the album)

Doesn't:

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This looks like some kind of 70's prog rock album, not Black/Death metal.


That first cover sucks. I like the second one, although I agree it doesn't look like a black/death metal album cover. What band is it?

That would be Lo-Ruhamah.
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doom_monger
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:54 am 
 

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I happen to love this artwork--and the album, but I don't think it fits. However, I am a little bit on the fence about this one. Since the art work is so unexpected--it's simple, minimalistic, colorful. It may actually suit the album more than some cliche 'metal' imagery of forests or what have you. And, when this album came out it was very ground breaking. Unexpected art for unexpected music, perhaps.

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xexyzl
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:59 am 
 

That Noumena cover is awful.

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Sinvocation
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:33 am 
 

Some more classic examples of ones that DO:

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doom_monger
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 2:49 am 
 

The artwork for Outre fits the album like a glove.

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GMThomas
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:24 am 
 

I'm going to get some shit for these but here we go:

Does --

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The (two) songs vary from icy to firey and overall dark.

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Opeth's My Arms Your Hearse. Fairly shitty band, rather good album, but the cover is essentially the music. Dark, atmospheric, and hazy.

Doesn't --

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You expect some awesome violent death metal but instead you get some shitty wankery that is far from violent.

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Leechmaster
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:16 am 
 

Definitely have to agree with the Emperor and Dissection artwork. Absolutely perfect.

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This also captures the atmosphere of the music but not to the extent that In The Nightside Eclipse does.

Doesn't:

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Well.....I don't know if it's whether it fits or not, but it certainly doesn't live up to the brilliance of Coroner's music.

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