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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:51 pm    Post subject: Best year for album covers Reply with quote

It's a kind of dumb question, but at the same time it might pick your brain a little bit.
For example, 2016 and 2017 saw a lot of Forkas-style art hitting the jackets of BM albums. Whether you like the music or not, Forkas does some pretty effing good art, even if there are too many triangles hehe

I'm not even going to attempt to answer this myself Laughing
maybe I'll think about it later...
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well fuck, I'd have a hard time even choosing like 10 of my favourite covers, let alone this!

But I do think 1985 was the best year for metal as a whole, so maybe there you have my answer.

I wonder what was that original cover of Seven Churches like, with that description it was definitely something evil. I keep imagining it looks like Anxious Death or something, colours fitting the red/white/black theme of a record.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just reminded me that, although I love his art, Paolo Girardi is being massively overused lately. Not every band can pull his style off and many just don't imo, with a few exceptions.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

axebix wrote:
Well fuck, I'd have a hard time even choosing like 10 of my favourite covers, let alone this!



yeah, I'm in the same boat. I thought I'd just sit back and watch the masters at work
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1984 springs to mind.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Seagrave era
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1991 for sure.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Best year for album covers Reply with quote

I am torn between Seagrave and Necrolord eras. Both set the standards very high. Pentagno did some great stuff, but generally Seagrave is yet to be bested.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The year 2044 will have the greatest album cover art.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

axebix wrote:
Well fuck, I'd have a hard time even choosing like 10 of my favourite covers, let alone this!

But I do think 1985 was the best year for metal as a whole, so maybe there you have my answer.

I wonder what was that original cover of Seven Churches like, with that description it was definitely something evil. I keep imagining it looks like Anxious Death or something, colours fitting the red/white/black theme of a record.


I'm not familiar with the Seven Churches story, please elaborate.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BREW HAMMER wrote:
The year 2044 will have the greatest album cover art.



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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MorbidAsshole wrote:
axebix wrote:
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I wonder what was that original cover of Seven Churches like, with that description it was definitely something evil. I keep imagining it looks like Anxious Death or something, colours fitting the red/white/black theme of a record.


I'm not familiar with the Seven Churches story, please elaborate.



A church attacked by demons was supposed to be on the cover according to one interview. Canīt remember whether there was actual completed artwork which was rejected or just a sketch/concept/idea.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hymnsoftheneedlefreak wrote:
1984 springs to mind.




And then this does.

One of the most evil and horrifying covers.
No gore, no pentagrams and goats, not even a skull!

Kapalika wrote:
MorbidAsshole wrote:
axebix wrote:
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I wonder what was that original cover of Seven Churches like, with that description it was definitely something evil. I keep imagining it looks like Anxious Death or something, colours fitting the red/white/black theme of a record.


I'm not familiar with the Seven Churches story, please elaborate.



A church attacked by demons was supposed to be on the cover according to one interview. Canīt remember whether there was actual completed artwork which was rejected or just a sketch/concept/idea.



It was actually a satanic church (with bunch of inverted crosses and windows ablaze or something) and gravestones in front of the church with names of the band members being written on them . I only remember this being written somewhere on internet but I think it was a legit source. Something should exist of it, I think Jeff has it. It was definitely rejected.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whichever year Emperor's Return got published for the first time.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't be able to state a preference for a specific year. Guess each era has it's great artworks. I like a lot of the 80s and 90's covers cause more was hand made painting, drawing, collages and mixed media. Lately there has been a positive resurgence of this, certainly agree that Forkas is a prime example of great talent. Guess people got tired of the typical photoshop dabbling.
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