Wednesday, August 27, 2008



I couldn't find a good scan of just the cover of Medieval's 1985 self-title EP, but I found a nice one of the artwork to put up here. Is it simple? Yes. Is it a little dated? Yes. However, it works for me by using basic colors and being a bit more subtle than many of their peers of the time. Okay, maybe I am also a bit partial to it because it's a killer album musically as well.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Exodus-Force of habit

Exodus never had any real great album covers, but they were normally okay. The cover of their 1992 release "Force of habit" just looks like graffiti done by art school drop-out. Maybe because this came out when metal was falling out favor that they decided to go in another direction for their cover. I don't know about the method, but it sure looks like madness in a rather cornball, down scaled sort of way.

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Pigface - Gub

Busy beyond words, this industrial classic featuring members of Ministry, Skinny Puppy, KMFDM and Trent Reznor is as looney tunes as the nihilstic cover. In some ways it reminds me of old 1800's sketches and pieces of paintings you'd find in history textbooks. It also looks like images from a lost sketchpad of Heironymous Bosch. Mondo bizarro...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Warhorse-Red Sea


When bassist Nick Simper was out of Deep Purple he went and formed this band. They sound a little like early Deep Purple here on their sophomore effort plus the cover reminds me of Deep Purples' Fireball. Although this one might even be creepier as they thought it would be a great idea to slap their heads on the front of a ship.

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