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Author:  soulonfire [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:02 pm ]
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This was pretty bad.
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Author:  ablablablablabla [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:14 pm ]
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oh, man... there are a lot of bad ones here... :D

Author:  Kveldulfr [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:03 pm ]
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Ok, you asked for it

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Beatles go CC
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Author:  Peroy [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:18 pm ]
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Kveldulfr wrote:
Ok, you asked for it
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Ah, no way... that one's awesome !

Author:  the_raytownian [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:05 pm ]
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Kveldulfr wrote:
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Oh, man! I forgot all about this one!
One of the best bad album covers ever.

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:25 pm ]
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the_raytownian wrote:
oh, no, yeah....

I meant that sarcastically. I probably should have put that in quotes.


Nah, I got that by "anyone can do it" you meant that any retard with the right software could give it a shot regardless of actual skill and talent, no worries ;)

Speaking of dreadful CG, who the fuck thought this would be a good idea?

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More so when you consider it replaced this:

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A disgrace on every level, since the record itself is pretty damn great as well.

Author:  Metal_Detector [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:06 pm ]
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That bottom one looks pretty sweet to me...

Author:  Menternor [ Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:37 pm ]
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Wait a second...

This...
Lord_Jotun wrote:
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...replaced THIS?!
Lord_Jotun wrote:
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Are you sure it wasn't the other way around? Because if you are correct, what was the band smoking?

Author:  katatonia47 [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:12 am ]
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Peroy wrote:
Kveldulfr wrote:
Ok, you asked for it
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Ah, no way... that one's awesome !

I've only heard one song from NOFX, but it looks like something they'd do.

Author:  The_Beast_in_Black [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:08 am ]
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I found this one when browsing on RYM:

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Author:  inhumanist [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:58 am ]
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The_Beast_in_Black wrote:
I found this one when browsing on RYM:

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The resolution won't do.

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:39 pm ]
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Menternor wrote:
Wait a second...

This...
Lord_Jotun wrote:
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...replaced THIS?!
Lord_Jotun wrote:
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Are you sure it wasn't the other way around? Because if you are correct, what was the band smoking?


Dead sure. The bottom one is featured on the older pressings, inculding the limited digipack with the demo tracks as bonus. I didn't even know they had changed the artwork until I managed to snatch a copy on Amazon some 3-4 years ago (all pressings are out of print by now) and that... thing came out of the envelope. Suffice to say I wasn't too pleased.

Author:  Evangelion2014 [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:02 pm ]
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How did this thread get 5 pages without a mention of keydragon's covers? I'm not putting spoilers since the best copies are only 300x300.

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There's a few more, but those are probably the worst.

Author:  MalignantThrone [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:12 pm ]
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I think this thread on another forum is relevant here: http://chondriticsound.com/forum/viewto ... =6&t=36134

A few highlights:

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Author:  caspian [ Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:49 pm ]
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That first cover made me giggle abit, MT... Mike W.Smith is actually a pretty big name in christian music still, which is pretty embarrasing. My mum buys his cds now and then... even by CCM standards it's horribly bland stuff. His covers aren't that much better these days either.

Author:  Lord_Jotun [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:36 am ]
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Speaking of perfectly fine artwork getting inexplicably trashed in favor of hideous bullshit on rereleases... Someone mentioned Necromantia's Scarlet Evil Witching Black earlier in this thread. I've got bad news for him/her concerning the repress...

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Author:  Tired [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:15 am ]
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A weird thing about that is it's on the Necromantia guy's own label... So apparently that was the cover he specifically wanted.
I don't hate it as much as some other people, but it could certainly be more tasteful... and better drawn... and...

Author:  ShaolinLambKiller [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:45 am ]
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That KeyDragon. That made my night.

Author:  Ilwhyan [ Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:36 pm ]
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Evangelion2014 wrote:
How did this thread get 5 pages without a mention of keydragon's covers?

Guess what, it didn't! I mentioned Keydragon on the first page. :o

Author:  Subrick [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:39 am ]
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It seriously looks like someone gave him a Dirty Sanchez.

Author:  Evangelion2014 [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:29 pm ]
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Ilwhyan wrote:
Evangelion2014 wrote:
How did this thread get 5 pages without a mention of keydragon's covers?

Guess what, it didn't! I mentioned Keydragon on the first page. :o


XD dammit. I was proud of myself for a second.

Author:  vengefulgoat [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:54 pm ]
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Now don't get me wrong, the painting is very good but the style and the logos placement somehow make you think this is some hipster retro doom band. I'd rather take generic forest photo with runic/gothic style logo.

Author:  Metantoine [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:05 pm ]
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Ah come on, this is a pretty damn cool album cover. Please, people the thread is "ugliest/lamest album covers"...

Author:  Folkemon_ [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:33 pm ]
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I totally forgot about this one

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Author:  MorbidEngel [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:08 pm ]
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That one is so stupid it's actually funny.

Author:  Vintersorrow [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:13 pm ]
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Author:  OzzyApu [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:19 pm ]
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Here's one that always ticked me off.

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Just looking at it makes me never want to listen to it.

Author:  ACM [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:56 pm ]
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This one was cool at the time. It's amazing how awful it is now.

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Author:  Turtle_Factory [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:08 pm ]
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This just makes me want to cry, honestly. What is that?

Author:  novakm [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:20 pm ]
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I always thought that Necrophobic one is pretty sweet. No way it belongs here.

Author:  OzzyApu [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:09 pm ]
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novakm wrote:
I always thought that Necrophobic one is pretty sweet. No way it belongs here.

It absolutely does. In comparison to their other works and for that genre. It's a badly stretched image that's flat, blurred as shit, and is faded with the band members underneath. It's uninteresting, super bland, and unappealing. Quite lame in my book.

Author:  ShaolinLambKiller [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:45 am ]
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Turtle_Factory wrote:

This just makes me want to cry, honestly. What is that?



Kinda looks like the best take out delivery man ever. Planes for feet and looks like take out boiled crawfish for a head.

Author:  kapala [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:48 am ]
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Turtle_Factory wrote:
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This just makes me want to cry, honestly. What is that?


I forgot about this one. It's almost as amazing as every Riot album cover, especially Narita.

Author:  slavonic777 [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:21 pm ]
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Author:  ghroth [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:18 pm ]
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The font, the background. It's all just so incredibly shitty, which is perfect, in my opinion. It's funny because the album itself was recorded/engineered by Kurt Ballou, so the music sounds really professional, haha.

Author:  Grave_Wyrm [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:46 pm ]
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Keydragon: Chapters in the life of an explorer of synth metal.
Grade school, Junior High, High school, and the last one he was in college and took a computer graphics class.

Author:  DeathfareDevil [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:50 pm ]
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I'm not sure this qualifies as either ugliest/lamest or, in light of the other current thread, coolest, but back in the day, before I got my hands on Gorguts' Obscura, and when I'd only ever seen lo-res or thumbnail images of its artwork -- we're talking just within a couple years after it came out -- I'd wrongly supposed the figure on the cover to be a levitating yogic pigman. If you will:

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Either step back from your screen or let your eyes go a little out of focus, and imagine the dude's head as that of a pig with its chin slightly upturned in smug defiance. The nostrils and mouth of the man remain those of the pig, but his wisps of hair become little bowtie ears, and the shadows on his sunken cheeks become the malevolent, porcine eyes. His beard is the chin and throat area.

I had a very strange image of Gorguts before I'd ever heard their music. And to this day I still see the pigman.

Author:  ACM [ Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:44 am ]
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No comment needed


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Author:  ShaolinLambKiller [ Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:03 pm ]
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DeathfareDevil wrote:
I had a very strange image of Gorguts before I'd ever heard their music. And to this day I still see the pigman.



Just can't see it. And i love this cover.

Author:  Dallasa [ Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:55 pm ]
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DeathfareDevil wrote:
I'm not sure this qualifies as either ugliest/lamest or, in light of the other current thread, coolest, but back in the day, before I got my hands on Gorguts' Obscura, and when I'd only ever seen lo-res or thumbnail images of its artwork -- we're talking just within a couple years after it came out -- I'd wrongly supposed the figure on the cover to be a levitating yogic pigman. If you will:

Either step back from your screen or let your eyes go a little out of focus, and imagine the dude's head as that of a pig with its chin slightly upturned in smug defiance. The nostrils and mouth of the man remain those of the pig, but his wisps of hair become little bowtie ears, and the shadows on his sunken cheeks become the malevolent, porcine eyes. His beard is the chin and throat area.

I had a very strange image of Gorguts before I'd ever heard their music. And to this day I still see the pigman.



Wow, I always saw exactly the same thing... except I had no idea that it isn't supposed to be a pig until you brought it up. I still can only see the terrifying humanoid pig.

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