Monday, January 5, 2009

Sepultura - A-Lex

Still yet-to-be-released this year, the new Sepultura album A-Lex (which is a very fine effort, for the record) is based on the novel A Clockwork Orange moreso than the actual film by Stanley Kubrick.

What's particularly grabbing about A-Lex is this complex design probably done through steel and copper tinted graphics that looks fairly like a real deal sculpture. In some ways it's like an Heironymous Bosch painting reinterpreted through a different medium and the project madness that haunts Alex in A Clockwork Orange is well-designed here. The face at the bottom is insinuated to be Alex himself with the plethora of ultraviolence springing madcap proverbially overtop his head.

The debauchery and rape depicted in both the book and the movie is graphically twisted and contorted on this cover, making for one hell of a disturbing image, real horrorshow like...



Blogger Sean said...

Who is the artist on this one?

January 13, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

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