Warlock - Triumph and Agony
In honor of my interview with Doro Pesch the other night, I wanted to cue up this album cover, particularly since my t-shirt uses this image on the front with "Doro" scrawled across the top, with other artwork from this album on the back, which is the same evil spectre crushing Doro in his clutches.
It's all cheesy, but it's so deliciously reminiscent of 80s metal, the sword and sorcery ambience with Doro seeming to derive strength, not pleasure, from the creepy sorcerer who's inches away from getting a handful, so to speak. It's slightly erotic without crossing the line, but moreover, the detail is pretty good, as far as this genre of artwork goes.
Love it or hate it, it's glorious for its time and place. Stay hard! True as steel... Wait, that was the album before this one, but that album cover is nowhere near as fun.