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Topic: Top 3 Worst Metal album covers!
Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Subject: Top 3 Worst Metal album covers!
Date 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
 
Next:
 
I love th band but this is atrocious!
 
your turn now
 


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 6:55am
I alwasy loved this one: http://www.metal-archives.com/images/2/8/6/2/2862.jpg">Tear Your Soul Apart cover (Click to see larger picture)

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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 9:03am
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.






Posted By: lucas
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 11:07am
Wasn't this thread inspired by the thread of the same name (with prog instead of metal) on PA ?


Posted By: Negoba
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 12:32pm
Cover art

The http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_generated_imagery - 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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dance_of_Death_%28album%29#cite_note-0 - [1]



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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 21 May 2010 at 3:51pm
Here's one a quick Google search for "worst metal album cover" turned up.




Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 2:18pm
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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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 2:27pm
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 
.. Album Cover


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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 2:35pm
hehehe I LIKE IT!  Must be a Concept Album by the Math-Death Metal Italians LOL

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 2:48pm
^yeah probablyLOL

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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 2:52pm
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


Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 5:59pm
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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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: 22 May 2010 at 6:09pm
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. 


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 12:26am
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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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 2:17am
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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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 2:22am
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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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 3:40am
^ 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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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:33am
I just saw this in the What Are You Listening To? thread... absolutely awful! LOL




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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:42am
Originally posted by UMUR UMUR wrote:

[QUOTE=Raff]
 
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.


Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:49am
^That sounds absolutely reasonable RaffThumbs Up

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:51am
My goodness this is hilarious...... i think
 
by Death Breath
 


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:52am
^LOLI love Zombies. Great cover that one.

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Posted By: Raff
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:52am
Some people seem to have no notion of how ridiculous they can be in their attempts to look scaryConfusedLOL...


Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 10:58am
LOL That's a great one ACR! ClapLOL How 'bout this:



Or this...



or this...



You've gotta love Anal Cunt's artwork and song titles. TongueLOL


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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 11:21am
Crazy goregrind freaks.Wacko

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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 11:48am
That reminds me.  Has anyone posted the Anal Cunt logo in the metal logo thread yet? LOL


Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

That reminds me.  Has anyone posted the Anal Cunt logo in the metal logo thread yet? LOL


Not yet.... but I'm about to. Approve Cool


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Posted By: NJCat_11
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 12:28pm
Racer X - Superheroes



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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 2:55pm
Here's a whole list of "bad" album covers.  I just started it, but I can't believe Leprosy made the list.  That's a cool cover IMO.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-worst-heavy-metal-album-covers-of-all-time-207047 - http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-worst-heavy-metal-album-covers-of-all-time-207047


Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 6:13pm
^Damn straight. Not the best but certainly intriguing.

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 6:56pm
Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

Here's a whole list of "bad" album covers.  I just started it, but I can't believe Leprosy made the list.  That's a cool cover IMO.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-worst-heavy-metal-album-covers-of-all-time-207047 - http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-worst-heavy-metal-album-covers-of-all-time-207047


I disagree with a lot of that list. Leprosy is fantastic (if a bit disturbing)! Same goes for Warmaster by Bolt Thrower and Trilogy by Yngwie...


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 23 May 2010 at 7:42pm
^^ Yeah I'm a fan of the Trilogy album cover as well.  Corny as hell, I'll admit.



Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 24 May 2010 at 12:36am
Ed Repka (Who did "Leprosy" and MANY others) is a MASTER and is excellent at capturing Horror, Facial Expressions and memorable Characters: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Repka - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Repka

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Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: 24 May 2010 at 2:43am
I've never listened to this album, but its cover certainly makes me not want to listen to it.
 
 
Seriously? A shirtless man with an armadillo's head? In front of a stone wall? With a band logo that looks so 90s that you wonder what it ties into this thing on the cover? At least Trilogy by Malmsteen looks epic in a way.


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 26 May 2010 at 9:30am
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

Here's a whole list of "bad" album covers.  I just started it, but I can't believe Leprosy made the list.  That's a cool cover IMO.

http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-worst-heavy-metal-album-covers-of-all-time-207047 - http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/the-worst-heavy-metal-album-covers-of-all-time-207047


I disagree with a lot of that list. Leprosy is fantastic (if a bit disturbing)! Same goes for Warmaster by Bolt Thrower and Trilogy by Yngwie...
i agree
 
A lot of those album covers were great
 
How dare they pick on Manowar! I love those guys - I do agreetho with Ratt and tankard - pretty silly and Pretty Boy Floyd and those other toy boy bads were appalling.


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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 27 May 2010 at 12:24pm
  

Three (out of many) silly metal album covers. Remember: silly can be good.


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2010 at 5:59am
Manowar are notrious of course but I loved that kitschness about them.

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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2010 at 7:44am
Yeah, they're "well oiled"....

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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2010 at 2:10pm
LOL

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Posted By: whitedragon1969
Date Posted: 07 Oct 2010 at 6:46pm
Black Sabbath - Born Again

Black Sabbath - Forbbiden

Manowar - Hail To England


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 16 Oct 2010 at 8:55am
yikes - the thread is almost dead
 
 
anymore shockers to post
 
I think so far Ax Cx takes the cake


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Posted By: martindavey87
Date Posted: 04 Nov 2010 at 7:21am
 
 
 
Come to think of it, most of Sabbath's album covers were awful.


Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2010 at 4:23pm
^They're originalLOL

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Posted By: martindavey87
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 5:02am
Shoulda gone with top five, would have been easier.
 


Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 5:07am
I love the "Born Again Cover". To quote Geezer Butler "It's sh*t, but it's great".

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 5:14am
.. Album Cover
http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/gorefest--mindloss.aspx - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/gorefest--mindloss.aspx

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Posted By: UMUR
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 5:21am

VENOM - Tear Your Soul Apart cover

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/venom--tear-your-soul-apart%28ep%29.aspx - http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/venom--tear-your-soul-apart(ep).aspx

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Posted By: Time Signature
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 5:48am
^I remember that cover kind of freaking me out when I would browse through the metal section in the local music library when I was a kid. :-)

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Posted By: Vehemency
Date Posted: 17 Nov 2010 at 6:05am
I think that cover looks pretty okay!


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 07 Dec 2010 at 4:40am
Yeah these are pretty awful but are still reflecting an endearing perfunctory attitude in their own cheesiness.

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Posted By: Metallica999
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2010 at 10:26am
Every album by Symphony x...


Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 7:11pm
Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

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


Everything looks photoshopped in LOL


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Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 7:17pm

It's a tiny picture, i know.
This is the cover to an indie prog metal band (Jordan K. Rush)'s album The Three Reigns... it looks like the talented kid in 4th grade made it.


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Posted By: J-Man
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 7:25pm
^ Oh, come on! It's not that bad! LOL

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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 7:34pm
Originally posted by andyman1125 andyman1125 wrote:

Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

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


Everything looks photoshopped in LOL


Yeah cause everyone's heard of "I Want a Walmart Girl" LOL


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Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 8:02pm
Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

^ Oh, come on! It's not that bad! LOL
It's just so silly looking LOL


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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 17 Jan 2011 at 10:29pm
Originally posted by andyman1125 andyman1125 wrote:

Originally posted by J-Man J-Man wrote:

^ Oh, come on! It's not that bad! LOL
It's just so silly looking LOL


No . . .
its THAT Bad LOL . . .

it reminds me of a few of these:

In my top "5" fave Prog Metal Bands, "Fates Warning" are one of the Fathers of the Genre, but I still
remember a quote in the credits of "No Exit" where it said in the "No Thanks" area Tongue:
"For the 1st Album Cover Disaster" LOL
The 1st version:
Yikes! what terrible Fonts/Lettering too!

Then the 2nd:

Uh . . . the woman/witch doesnt looked too phased about being burned at the stake...
After these 2 versions, they yet again, released a version with just a Moon photo and
the FW Logo used for the next 2 albums Tongue

Then went back to the original for the Re-Master and created a new Logo (Used on "The Spectre Within"
Re-Master as well).  It be interesting to get it and see what they wrote reflecting back on the "Cover" LOL.


Age of Rebellion (AOR).
Heres a really talented Prog Metal Band from Germany, these guys looked like they were right out
of High School but their musicianship was really Professional:

Excellent Album, BAD cover Wink.
Apparantly they have 2 other albums I did not know about! They were somewhere between Dream Theater
and Dali's Dilemma, instead of what you'd think they'd sound like (German -i.e. Vandan Plas or Dreamscape).

And by the way,
These -including The Jordan K. Rush album DO look like a "Talented" 4th Grader or High School Kid drew
them . . .
Because back in Highschool (and 4th Grade) "I" drew like that! LOL Wink

. . . YUCK! what an embarrassing memory Embarrassed.



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Posted By: Andyman1125
Date Posted: 18 Jan 2011 at 3:40pm
^ They even spelled Icarus wrong Wink

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 12:21am
Those Fates Warning covers are appalling!

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Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 1:10am
I've found most of FW's cover art to be pretty boring. But that's just awful. Who thought that was releaseable?

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 1:17am
These ones are rather bad
 
thats just wrong!
 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QNq0NdpCuCQ/SeX0D-Kjd8I/AAAAAAAAFS4/kIsiXgARdeE/s1600/Annihilator+-+The+Best+Of+Annihilator+%282004%29.jpg" rel="nofollow">
 
how boring is that?
 
just so cliched
 
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_QNq0NdpCuCQ/SeW_XI76osI/AAAAAAAAFSg/qtjn8Js93Sk/s1600/Annihilator+-+Double+Live,+Annihilation+%282003%29.jpg" rel="nofollow">
 
 
not metal really but so bad i had to include it
 


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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 1:27am
Originally posted by topofsm topofsm wrote:

I've found most of FW's cover art to be pretty boring. But that's just awful. Who thought that was releaseable?


Well (imo) I think from "Awaken the Guardian" on, they have been very thought provoking Smile.

Hehe, the Annihilator Black Widow album is pretty silly indeed LOL.  Have never listened to that album
though.
The "Best Of" album is something that was done (As a Lay-out) for a few Metal Bands, kind of like what
Sony and Elektra do for their Classic Bands.

Wink


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Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 1:52am
^I rather enjoy The Specter Within and Awaken The Guardian, don't get me wrong. Wink

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Posted By: SKwid
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 2:07am
 

this 


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Posted By: MAVIIIVAM
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 2:07am
Originally posted by topofsm topofsm wrote:

^I rather enjoy The Specter Within and Awaken The Guardian, don't get me wrong. Wink


And the Music is even better Big smile.

. . . Have you heard about the Project with Matheos and Arch!? Basically its an album after the release of
the next FW album, its like having "2" FW albums!!! (Same band line-up sans Alder called "Arch/Matheos"
I believe).
Heres some details:
(Via Progulus.com Forum: http://www.progulus.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=568&start=75&sid=79f616e61e83feb995b3fa3ea60c419c" rel="nofollow - http://www.progulus.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=568&start=75&sid=79f616e61e83feb995b3fa3ea60c419c )

new project called Arch/Matheos in the works  Shocked Surprised

joining the two masters: Joey Vera, Bobby Jarzombek amd Frank Aresti!

this is almost as exciting news as the Psychotic Waltz reunion was!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quote:
    

1/19/11 - ARCH / MATHEOS Currently Tracking in the Studio

Jim Matheos and John Arch are currently working together on a new full-length album that will be released in late spring/early summer via Metal Blade Records. The band, called ARCH / MATHEOS, began tracking the drums on January 12 and will continue to record through mid February with both John Arch and Jim Matheos producing the album.

ARCH / MATHEOS features an all-star lineup including the talents of Joey Vera on bass (Armored Saint, Anthrax, Fates Warning, Seven Witches), Bobby Jarzombek on drums (Halford, Fates Warning, Sebastian Bach, Riot), and Frank Aresti on additional lead guitar (Fates Warning).

More details will be released over the coming months so be sure to stay tuned here at FatesWarning.com and at MetalBlade.com


(from the Fates website)


Forgive everyone!  I should have put this in another thread Embarrassed


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Posted By: The Glove of Love
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 3:50am
Someone beat me to Trilogy, so...


This one isn't really THAT strange for the era (And it's actually very good), but I still can't get used to it LOL


This one made me laugh the most, however LOLLOLLOL




Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 5:04am
^^^ Frakking what the heck!
 
OK how do you beat that?
 
Boned - Up the Crack
 
 
so wrong its deplorable!
 
how about
 
 
 
 
 
Flotsam and Jetsam - Doomsday for the Deceiver
 
 
not metal but you cant beat the Hoff!
 
 
 
and
 
 
the laughable------- non metal but had to post it
 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 5:13am
I just researched some more covers and saw a cover that shocked me to my core!
 
I wont dare post it here
 
 
anyway heres some more stinkers
quite hilarious really
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 5:19am
Dagnabbit - check this corker!
 
does anyone own this???
 
I mean Kiss had a lot of copycats
 
and then there is the legendary
 


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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 6:35am
MOre you say?
 
OK
 
/categories/entertainment/comedy/most-ridiculous-album-covers-of-all-time/battleaxe---burn-this-town" rel="nofollow">Battleaxe - Burn this Town
 
 
/categories/entertainment/comedy/most-ridiculous-album-covers-of-all-time/michael-bolton---michael-bolton" rel="nofollow">Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton


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Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 10:00am
Originally posted by topofsm topofsm wrote:

I've never listened to this album, but its cover certainly makes me not want to listen to it.
 
 
Seriously? A shirtless man with an armadillo's head? In front of a stone wall? With a band logo that looks so 90s that you wonder what it ties into this thing on the cover? At least Trilogy by Malmsteen looks epic in a way.

yes, the cover art is crappy, but the album is quite good, their best work in my opinion.


Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 10:19am
Originally posted by topofsm topofsm wrote:

I've found most of FW's cover art to be pretty boring. But that's just awful. Who thought that was releaseable?


I'm pretty sure I could whip up the No Exit album cover on MS Paint. LOL




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Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 1:20pm
^Yeah. It looks like an exercise in patterns on photoshop or something. Tongue

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Posted By: Triceratopsoil
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 2:11pm


LOL that one is awesome


Posted By: The Glove of Love
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 4:41pm
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

/categories/entertainment/comedy/most-ridiculous-album-covers-of-all-time/michael-bolton---michael-bolton" rel="nofollow">Michael Bolton - Michael Bolton


I have that album, it's actually very good  LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: Balthamel
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2011 at 6:31pm
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

 
 
looks like  a prevous version of a Pokemon before it evolves into something like
this
 
 
 
 


LOL that one is awesome


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Posted By: The Block
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2011 at 4:08pm
Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

 
 
looks like  a prevous version of a Pokemon before it evolves into something like
this
 
 
 
 


LOL that one is awesome

I chooooose you Tarkus!!! LOL



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Posted By: Stephen
Date Posted: 22 Feb 2011 at 8:39pm
just found out this threat, fkin' hillarious :D :D



Posted By: Wilytank
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2011 at 7:27pm
Number 3: Fallen by Burzum.  I'm sorry, Varg, but this doesn't fit your style at all.  Especially when put next to your older art.



Number 2: Dissident Alliance by Jag Panzer.  I'm not totally sure what's going on in this one.




Number 1: Shitfun by Autopsy.  Ewwww!




Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 10:38am
That list was crap. Not only they failed to mention some monumental classics but they managed to list some awesome album covers in there as well. Bolt Thrower, really? Leprosy? Tankard? FAIL.

Here is a favourite atrocious cover of mine:


More atrocities:








From the top of my head... Also Riot had some terrible covers in their day, early Pantera...
..and I second the Dance of Death cover. Not that X-Factor, Virtual XI or indeed their last one are any masterpieces...





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Posted By: Vic
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 10:39am
Damn, I missed some posts. 

HEY! Who posted Doomsday for the Deceiver??? That's awesome!


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 10:52am
Originally posted by Vic Vic wrote:








Considering they have a very accomplished artist in the band (Away), that is a rather laughable effort.  It's a compilation/rarities album, so I'm not sure they wanted to release it to begin with nevermind with that cover.


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Posted By: goskoski
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 3:46pm
Riot - Thundersteel:
 
Riot - Narita
 
 
 
Bad News - Bad News
 
 
 
Tokyo Blade - Blackhearts & Jades Spades
 
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: goskoski
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2011 at 3:50pm


Posted By: floflo79
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2014 at 11:02am
The thing is that Narita is an awesome album but the cover is just ugly (like Fire Down Under)

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Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2014 at 11:10am
Leprous Bilateral is a great album just has a bad album cover

and Black Sabbath's Technical Ecstasy, stupid innuendos Wink 

Metallica - Lulu (Need I say why?)



I know this isn't metal, but King Crimson's 'In the court of the crimson king' is probably the worst album cover I've ever seen Dead


Posted By: floflo79
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2014 at 11:18am
Oh no ! It's a great cover !




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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2014 at 7:16pm



Are the worst I can think of at the moment.

(and btw, I agree with unitron on the court of the crimson king cover.)


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2014 at 7:18pm
Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

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.




LOL Yup. Certainly up there


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 07 Sep 2014 at 4:03am
Originally posted by goskoski goskoski wrote:

Riot - Thundersteel:
 
Riot - Narita
 
 
 
Bad News - Bad News
 
 
 
Tokyo Blade - Blackhearts & Jades Spades
 
 
 
 
 
 

What the f### LOL


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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 12:27pm
Few things are worst than the cover art of the (real) first album of Pantera:



Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 12:27pm
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Few things are worst than the cover art of the (real) first album of Pantera:


LOL


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Posted By: Tupan
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 12:52pm
Since we are talking about Pantera...



To be honest, I never liked any of this covers with a pic of the band... I prefer drawings!


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2014 at 4:27pm
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Since we are talking about Pantera...



To be honest, I never liked any of this covers with a pic of the band... I prefer drawings!

LOL


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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2014 at 6:08pm
Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Since we are talking about Pantera...



To be honest, I never liked any of this covers with a pic of the band... I prefer drawings!
I didn't know that metal bands starting using Microsoft Paint to make their album covers...


Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 29 Sep 2014 at 9:22pm
Originally posted by VerticalUprising VerticalUprising wrote:

Originally posted by Tupan Tupan wrote:

Since we are talking about Pantera...



To be honest, I never liked any of this covers with a pic of the band... I prefer drawings!
I didn't know that metal bands starting using Microsoft Paint to make their album covers...

Good one LOL


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 30 Sep 2014 at 3:25pm
Originally posted by The Block The Block wrote:

Originally posted by Balthamel Balthamel wrote:

Originally posted by Triceratopsoil Triceratopsoil wrote:

 
 
looks like  a prevous version of a Pokemon before it evolves into something like
this
 
 
 
 


LOL that one is awesome

I chooooose you Tarkus!!! LOL


I fuCensored love the Tarkus album cover it is badass


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Posted By: aglasshouse
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2014 at 7:52pm
Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

I fuCensored love the Tarkus album cover it is badass

I always thought it was kind of inane. LOL


Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2014 at 2:19am
Originally posted by VerticalUprising VerticalUprising wrote:

Originally posted by ProgMetaller2112 ProgMetaller2112 wrote:

I fuCensored love the Tarkus album cover it is badass

I always thought it was kind of inane. LOL

LOL


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Posted By: Gabimm
Date Posted: 15 Dec 2014 at 4:15pm


lol

I I'm laughing so far. Looks like Linda Blair in the film The Exorcist. Ridiculous!

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Ps: I read that cited the cover of Metallica's Load. The cover of "Load" (Metallica) is a composite photo of bovine blood and semen, entitled "Semen and Blood III", 1990, the artist Andres Serrano. Already the cover of "Reload", created by the same artist, is made up of blood and urine.



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