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idunnosomename
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:04 am 
 

BarbaricAvatar wrote:
Have we had this yet?

[img]https://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/9/5/395.jpg[mg]

Obviously the execution is good but i've never understood wtf is supposed to be happening. Some kid sitting on a rock presumably watching a football match on VR, while Eddie is in the vicinity of a burning city which has bugger-all to do with the kid in the corner. I enjoyed the album, but the cover is easily the worst in Maiden's library. Yes i'm counting DoD.

The concept is essentially the lyrics to Futureal. I think the problem is it's a bit on the nose, reeks of Steve Harris's inner grumpy old man (computer games are evil!!), and of course the blatant sneaking in of football (theres 11 players in a soccer team, right?)

Execution is simply too good to put this even near the geriatric incompetence Steve showed with the commissioning of the dance of death artwork.

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Derigin
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:47 am 
 

It's also likely a direct reference to the Virtual Boy.
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Osmiumthemetal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:29 am 
 

Okay, I'm looking for a cover that I saw in this topic a long time ago but can't find at all now. I'm pretty sure the background was either black or dark blue, there was a very poorly drawn leg on the right side indicating someone running away and near the left-centre was a giant red circle which had what looked like a fish-eye lens view of a side profile of a man's face screaming towards the person running away.

It was my favourite one in this entire topic and I can't remember the band name or the record name at all so it would be appreciated if someone could point me in the right way.

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Osmiumthemetal
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:20 pm 
 

Osmiumthemetal wrote:
Okay, I'm looking for a cover that I saw in this topic a long time ago but can't find at all now. I'm pretty sure the background was either black or dark blue, there was a very poorly drawn leg on the right side indicating someone running away and near the left-centre was a giant red circle which had what looked like a fish-eye lens view of a side profile of a man's face screaming towards the person running away.

It was my favourite one in this entire topic and I can't remember the band name or the record name at all so it would be appreciated if someone could point me in the right way.


Never mind, I found it. Fucking hilarious.

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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2019 12:17 pm 
 

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DoomMetalAlchemist
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 11:11 am 
 

at the gaytes wrote:
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That made me snicker a bit. :lol:

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zaphoras
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:13 pm 
 

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Please... I... need... to... touch... that... sparkling... lute!

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 10:35 am 
 

Cringe

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/D ... ies/205453

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deopisi
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 3:33 pm 
 

The centurion looks like Buddy Valastro
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idunnosomename
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:01 am 
 

zaphoras wrote:
[img]https://img.discogs.com/1OfJmpvmTLt7XdYIS7W7cIVSZy0=/fit-in/600x599/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-3297885-1545427292-7259.jpeg.jpg[img]

Please... I... need... to... touch... that... sparkling... lute!

I mean does he really think they didn't measure the chains before they put the lute there. Presumably his legs are chained too because otherwise he could get it easily. Even if he could I doubt you can pluck the damn thing with a great big metal clasp on your right wrist.

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MathemagicalMisanthropist
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:21 am 
 

at the gaytes wrote:
MathemagicalMisanthropist wrote:
Diamhea wrote:
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This is actually a homage to old propaganda posters, and as such I think it is quite good a cover.

My pick would be this one, a nice excuse to pose naked for the camera.
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What the fuck, congratulations, you won this thread

LMAO, thanks. I'm just not sure if I should be proud of this victory.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:03 pm 
 

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same band, spoiler for bewbs:
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https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Wi ... 3540416503

https://witchritual.bandcamp.com/
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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:44 pm 
 

That unspoilered one's actually OK, IMO
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KrigareTjovane
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:54 pm 
 

That Witch Ritual cover gives me the low effort Saint Vitus album cover vibe and for that reason I kinda like it lol

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zaphoras
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 am 
 

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Jesus Cringe :???:

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/M%C3%A4go_de_Oz/Jes%C3%BAs_de_Chamber%C3%AD_%28%C3%93pera_rock%29/2263

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The_Apex_of_Collapse
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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:50 pm 
 

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LycanthropeMoon wrote:
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when your quirky wiccan aunt puts out a symphonic metal album


Hahaha, this is the greatest thing ever. Magical head seperation at its finest :lol:
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aloof
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:56 am 
 

spoiler for slight bdsm theme
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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/S ... _Me/779404

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I expect some of you may like it, but to me that's terrible...

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out in a coupla days... will it be act III, scene II?

https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/D ... ide/768190
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BenjaminC81
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 12:40 pm 
 

aloof wrote:


The artwork is pretty lo-fi indeed, but the music is actually okay if you like stoner doom with female fronted vocals. Glad i discovered these guys thanks to this topic.

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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 1:21 pm 
 

aloof wrote:
spoiler for slight bdsm theme
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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/S ... _Me/779404


This one reminded me of a similar cringey cover.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2019 2:23 am 
 

ew :/

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/M ... ower/53655

that was 1986. then, in 2015, they came back with this masterpiece:

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/M ... iah/533684

great music though!

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aloof
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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 6:17 am 
 

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released last week, kids from poland... https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/R ... %21/775706

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nominees for best band name evar...

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/C ... ash/618379

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/R ... %8B/780134

I do love the band name... :)

freebie: https://rainintheautumnforest.bandcamp.com/album/demo

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https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Mo ... 3540431527

https://moonstruck2.bandcamp.com/

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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/I ... Sin/780706
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Lord of Plague And Torment
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:47 pm 
 

Why Sol Evil's entire discography hasn't been posted yet is a mystery to me.

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm 
 

Never have I seen so much narcissism in a band's covers
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aloof
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:12 pm 
 

you mangled up the order, which is telling. sanctus satanas (with a photo of -presumably- his ex; subtle) is first, then it's the descent, then he's ascending for like three EPs. on the last one he's topless again, but wiv a girl. I have no words... :D why no one told me about this band before?

https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Sol_Evil/4006 / https://solevil.bandcamp.com/
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Lord of Plague And Torment
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:10 pm 
 

I have never thought about it like that before but that's hilarious lol.

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KrigareTjovane
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:57 am 
 

aloof wrote:


I read that as MOONSTERTRUCK and now I feel it is my civil duty to make MOONSTERTRUCK a real thing. :lol:

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aloof
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:56 am 
 

please do. I have like 12 "projects" with similarly created (very, very daft) names with 1-2 songs each on bandcamp. I laugh my a** off whenever anyone downloads anything... :D
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schizoid
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:34 am 
 

Lord of Plague And Torment wrote:
Why Sol Evil's entire discography hasn't been posted yet is a mystery to me.


They have been posted before. There's no way I be familiar with this band otherwise.
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Bachstein
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:51 pm 
 

NSFW I presume...
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https://www.metal-archives.com/bands/!T.O.O.H.!/16265

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MorbidEngel
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:17 pm 
 

Yeah, that one is probably one of the worst I've seen come up recently.

I know exactly what cover it is without opening the spoiler.
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putrevomitory
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:30 pm 
 

Yun-Fat came across Thy infernal's Satan's wrath and fell in love with the snake-peepee
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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:01 pm 
 

The most puzzling thing about this cover is why baphomet have bikini tan lines

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putrevomitory
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:41 pm 
 

Nice catch. Although he (it?) seems to be at a beach.
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Subrick
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:21 am 
 

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One can only think this is where the dude from Slipknot got the idea for his mask.
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Vigintiseptem
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:00 am 
 

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Looks pretty Joyful to me.

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Aszfargoth
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:12 pm 
 

Vigintiseptem wrote:
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Looks pretty Joyful to me.


True. What's more, "Face in the Blue" would've been a more cover art-appropriate title.

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putrevomitory
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:49 pm 
 

since the album is called Pure Ass
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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:37 pm 
 

Subrick wrote:
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One can only think this is where the dude from Slipknot got the idea for his mask.

Weirdly enough, I think the chronology is close enough that it’s a tough call who got there first. Slipknot weren’t famous when Testament released that album, but they had been a local group for a couple of years.

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Apparently this is what Slipknot looked like in1997, which shows Craig Jones wearing a helmet without the spikes added (he’s top left). By the time of the self-titled in 1999, he would have the spikes. Maybe he’s a big Testament fan...

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D4nzig
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:35 pm 
 

Subrick wrote:
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One can only think this is where the dude from Slipknot got the idea for his mask.

I think they got the idea for the cover from Hellraiser . That thing looks like a hybrid of Pinhead and Alma from F.E.A.R fps game.

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aloof
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:06 pm 
 

^^I also thort of Hellraiser when I saw that cover...

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released last year, spoiler for size:
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https://www.metal-archives.com/albums/B ... ion/750317

fancy a listen? https://blackreaper2.bandcamp.com/album ... extinction it's a freebie as well!
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