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    Posted: 21 May 2010 at 6:20am
Here we go with my first negative thread
 
but these are always fun
 
Post what you consider to be the 3 worst metal album covers in history.
 
 
Mine are as follows: 
 
 
 
 
I likek what Booboo from PA said if I may quote:
James: Hey guys, I'd like you to meet Andres Serrano, the creator of such masterpieces as "Piss Christ", he's designing our album cover.
 
Lars: So what is it going to be?
 
Andres: Well, I'm gonna take some bovine blood...
 
Lars: Blood? Awesome. That's totally metal. Go on.
 
Andres: Then I'm gonna mix it with my own semen, and then squish the liquids between two plates of glass and take a picture of it.
 
Lars: ...
 
James: BRILLIANT!
 
No seriously, that's exactly what it is. Why do you think they called it Load?
 
HilariousLOL
 
another
 
 
 
So dark I cant figure it out
 
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I love th band but this is atrocious!
 
your turn now
 
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I alwasy loved this one: Tear Your Soul Apart cover (Click to see larger picture)
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Here's a notoriously bad one: Iron Maiden - Dance Of Death.  There's too much going on, and it looks like a first draft. The album title font doesn't look right either.  Actually nothing looks right aside from Eddie.




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Wasn't this thread inspired by the thread of the same name (with prog instead of metal) on PA ?

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Cover art

The computer-generated cover art for the album was provided by David Patchett, but he asked to be removed from the credits because he was not satisfied with the result. The version used was actually a prototype provided by Patchett, but the band decided to use it in its incomplete form. Upon close inspection, one can note several of errors: The character on the far right looking out of the picture appears to have a broken neck. The white dog is standing on the snake underneath it. The baby's foot is cutting into the dog and appears more to be suspended in mid-air than sitting on a wolf. The small child character at the front on the left is standing on the other characters foot. The character doing a back-flip on the left of Eddie has a dislocated shoulder, his left hand is also against his right arm instead of on the floor and the back-flipping character's right leg is dislocated.[1]

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Here's one a quick Google search for "worst metal album cover" turned up.


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Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:

Wasn't this thread inspired by the thread of the same name (with prog instead of metal) on PA ?

Hehe, yes and guess who started it (and I'm a bit disturbed by the statement "My 1st negitive thread", as
I see PA turning into a "Slam Pit", dont let it happen hereConfused).
AtomicCrimsonRush . . . take a bow Clap.

By the way, I disagree with alot of folks there about some of their choices for "Bad" covers
(maybe because I'm a Freelance Artist and studied Art History on my own) Ouch.
But here so-far, yup . . . these are pretty bad LOL. There are plenty of "Gore Metal" album covers
that will make your worst nightmares and the movies "Hostel", "The Audition" and "Dead Alive"
seem like episodes of Mister Rogers Neigborhood!  The Art "might" be well executed but it will
be totally in Bad Taste (more than the Uriah Heep Cover for "Fallen Angel" at PA, by one of my
fave Fantasy Artists Tongue).

Atomic . . . you should start a "Christian Metal Appreciation Thread", Deliverance is a great Thrash
Band from the old days! (But you may want to stop "casting the 1st stones" Wink).



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Well this one might not make the top 3, but why on earth include an angry snowman on a death metal album??? Thatīs just ridiculousSmile 
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hehehe I LIKE IT!  Must be a Concept Album by the Math-Death Metal Italians LOL
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^yeah probablyLOL
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Originally posted by MAVIIIVAM MAVIIIVAM wrote:

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Hehe, yes and guess who started it (and I'm a bit disturbed by the statement "My 1st negitive thread", as
I see PA turning into a "Slam Pit", dont let it happen hereConfused).
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As long as I am part of the Admin team, this will NOT happen. I fought long and hard against the spread of negative threads on PA, but after a while I got tired of talking to the wall, so to speak. If people think that the only way to discuss music is by bashing what they don't like, then I'd rather not discuss it altogether. For the time being, the negative threads have been kept to a minimum, and no one has turned sour yet. However, if this becomes a trend, I and the others will try our best to put an end to it
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I'm glad Raff Smile
I stepped into another " I HATE DREAM THEATER" thread at PA, and the few poor guys that just "mentioned" they liked them, they end up getting beat-up by the peanut gallery (AND I get equally mad at the DT "Holier than Thou" Fans as well) Unhappy.
I just HOPE that "this" thread is in Fun, and will not get bashed if I said (or anyone) "But I LIKE that cover".

But Raff, how "Explicit" can we get with Album Covers? Metal/"Gore Metal" can be EXTREMELY gross
and shocking, I for one wont put them up, because I think it'll have a dominoe effect (for good or bad).
But a Bad cover is a Bad cover (in taste and/or execution), but its "In the Eye of the Beholder".
. . . i think Stern Smile.


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Well, this is a metal site, and we all know how awful some of those covers can be. They are available elsewhere on the site, so it would sound a bit hypocritical on our part (I mean we Admins) to ban their posting here. I believe that it should be up to each individual member's sense of what is appropriate to decide whether it is a good idea to post something that might shock others. 
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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Originally posted by MAVIIIVAM MAVIIIVAM wrote:

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Hehe, yes and guess who started it (and I'm a bit disturbed by the statement "My 1st negitive thread", as
I see PA turning into a "Slam Pit", dont let it happen hereConfused).
AtomicCrimsonRush . . . take a bow Clap.


As long as I am part of the Admin team, this will NOT happen. I fought long and hard against the spread of negative threads on PA, but after a while I got tired of talking to the wall, so to speak. If people think that the only way to discuss music is by bashing what they don't like, then I'd rather not discuss it altogether. For the time being, the negative threads have been kept to a minimum, and no one has turned sour yet. However, if this becomes a trend, I and the others will try our best to put an end to it
This was not created to slam metal but to have fun withthe silliness of metal and like every genre there are some downright stupid ideas in the music esp the album covers. I like it so far the way pple ave responded but of course this is only a bit of fun and hopefully will remain that way - if not just get rid of the thread - its that easy tho its an eye opener to se some of these albums esp that warrior one - what were they thinkingLOLLOLLOL
on the other hand I hate threads that slam bands like Dream Theater - thats just offensive.Dead I noticed a thread here called I hate Slayer and I refuse to post in it at all.
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I have to "defend" the Slayer thread though,
At 1st it was just to tell "why" he didnt like them, and it would start a "Discussion" because they are VERY popular.  I like a few albums but their are alot of bands of that era (imho) that were better musicians, but . . . Slayer has a sound that I like sometimes.  Its that sound-why they are popular.
But the thread got heated, instead of "opinions" it got into a Bash.  Folks have to remember that what they write is "their own opinion" and NOT "My way or the highway" Ermm.

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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Well, this is a metal site, and we all know how awful some of those covers can be. They are available elsewhere on the site, so it would sound a bit hypocritical on our part (I mean we Admins) to ban their posting here. I believe that it should be up to each individual member's sense of what is appropriate to decide whether it is a good idea to post something that might shock others. 
 
Yes please. No censorship in that regard. Itīs important that we document and not judge. If the question was about how far youīre supposed to go in a thread like this, I say the same, but as Raff suggests the voice of reason might come in handy tooSmile. But then again why shouldnīt I post a covers like the meat collages by Carcass if I felt they were they ugliest covers in the world? As long as itīs part of the thread intention I donīt see it as a problem. Iīm going through the death metal sub at the moment ( and probably a few years from nowWink) and Iīve seen my fair share of bestial and quite frankly tasteless cover artwork. Thatīs also what this site is about though. We represent every genre in metal, also the ones we might not enjoy much ourselves. For instance I found a white supremacy act the other day. That kind of got me bothered but not for a second do I consider censorship. That would more or less ruin the credibility of MMA IMO.


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^ Do you rworst then post the ugly covers, to I believe those covers at least show the intent of thebands rather than just bad covers. Heres another I think is rather silly
 
 
WACO JESUS - Receptive When Beaten cover
 
CARCASS - Choice Cuts cover
 
DEFECATION - Intention Surpassed cover
 
Let the hate continue....
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I just saw this in the What Are You Listening To? thread... absolutely awful! LOL


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Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

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Yes please. No censorship in that regard. Itīs important that we document and not judge. If the question was about how far youīre supposed to go in a thread like this, I say the same, but as Raff suggests the voice of reason might come in handy tooSmile. But then again why shouldnīt I post a covers like the meat collages by Carcass if I felt they were they ugliest covers in the world? As long as itīs part of the thread intention I donīt see it as a problem. Iīm going through the death metal sub at the moment ( and probably a few years from nowWink) and Iīve seen my fair share of bestial and quite frankly tasteless cover artwork. Thatīs also what this site is about though. We represent every genre in metal, also the ones we might not enjoy much ourselves. For instance I found a white supremacy act the other day. That kind of got me bothered but not for a second do I consider censorship. That would more or less ruin the credibility of MMA IMO.


There are quite a few such acts included in the database, and - when I first saw them and their names - I was rather shocked as well. Unfortunately, they exist, and dealing with them is a classic case of 'damned if you do, damned if you don't'. When you have a database which aspires to being as complete as possible, it is almost a duty to include every metal band, even those whose beliefs are abhorrent. I would, however, draw the line to any kind of glorification of the aforementioned beliefs, and I don't think I have to explain why.
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