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    Posted: 26 Aug 2010 at 6:33am
Let's get superficial here for a bit, and judge albums by the covers.

I've always liked Blot Thrower's covers, but that's probably because I used to be quite into Warhammer 40K. Most of their artworks were made for the use of Games Workshop (who produce the Warhammer/ 40K games), and are used by the band with their permission.



One of the more iconic covers to me is Hypocrisy's Osculum Obscenum, though the logo is anything but readable.



What album covers do you like? Or, why not, what albums covers do you really hate?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sleepwalker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Aug 2010 at 6:55am
Why superficial? I feel album covers and artwork in general really strengthens the mood of an album.

Some favorites of mine:




Just the first few to come up in my mind at this moment, but there are tons more that I love.
Tool also has fantastic artwork with their albums, though the packaging has a much bigger role than just the cover there. 

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Originally posted by Sleepwalker Sleepwalker wrote:

Why superficial? I feel album covers and artwork in general really strengthens the mood of an album.


It was just a play on words. :)

I love the Ulver one!
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Freakery cover (Click to see larger picture)
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I generally love most of the classic works by Dan Seagrave, Edvard J. Repka and of course Derek Riggs.


Edited by UMUR - 26 Aug 2010 at 7:38am
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Some of my current favourites (those I'm able to remember right now).











...so I guess you get a hint what kind of cover art I love. ;-)

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I haven't heard this album but I love the cover. Diadem of 12 Stars by Wolves in the Throne Room. Most of my favourite album covers come from prog circles, though.
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The Drudkh album that arrived earlier today has a beautiful cover as well:

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I've always loved this one:


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^ Awesome pick there, J-Man!



I'm rather unhappy with the way the album's title is split like that, but the rest of it is great.
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My favorite piece of cover art of all time:

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Originally posted by Time Signature Time Signature wrote:

My favorite piece of cover art of all time:



Forgot how great that one is! Clap

Of course, my avatar:



It's somewhat simplistic, but the atmosphere is unbeatable. Thumbs Up
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Here's another really nice one:


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I like the new album from the russians Orgia Pravednikov (http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/orgia-pravednikov.aspx)


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The album I'm listening to right now has some nice artwork...


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Awful album, that last one, but the cover is awesome.


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Hmm...I donīt really like neither the cover nor the music. The Satyricon cover above the Dimmu Borgir one is awsome though.
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