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are album covers crap now??

Discussion in 'Anathema' started by Bambi, Sep 26, 2003.

  1. Bambi

    Bambi Villain of the piece

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    all this idle chit chat about the new album covers got me thinking: i cant come up with that many album covers that are really that much cop. Have cds killed off good covers?? apparently. do i just want ppl to post pics of good album covers?? possibly. could i have just called this thread "the album covers thread"?? perhaps. Would it have been as effective in getting respones?? we'll see.
     
  2. mehdi.i.e.e.e

    mehdi.i.e.e.e New Metal Member

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    ive been thinking about that. the thing is that you see so many pics these days that the power a picture holds is not that strong anymore. the whole PICTURE concept sold out like.
     
  3. John Carvajal

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    Imo a good cover also sells, with all this Mp3 stuff and Cd high prices the bands/labels should do a great work to people who's gonna buy cd's and can get almost the same thing burning a CD and putting a label or printing a cover.



    this year winners of crap covers:

    1. Metallica: St. Anger
    2. Iron Maiden: Dance of Death

    I miss the best all time cover artwork Iron Maiden "Powerslave" :hotjump:
     
  4. mehdi.i.e.e.e

    mehdi.i.e.e.e New Metal Member

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    'dance of death' looks shit for sure, but the metallica one looks alright i reckon. better than 'master of puppets' anyway :lol:
     
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    Strangelight steak(knife) no more

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    Strangelight steak(knife) no more

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    No way. Master O'Puppets is a classic cover
     
  7. John Carvajal

    John Carvajal KATATONIANATHEMA

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    hey yeah Master is a great cover much better than Ride The Lightning :erk:

    another recent crappy one: Amorphis "Am Universum"
     
  8. mehdi.i.e.e.e

    mehdi.i.e.e.e New Metal Member

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    i cant look at 'master of puppets' anymore, especially cause of the shape of the hands in the sky. mind you when i was like 13 i nicked the idea for an art work in school haha. and 'ride the lightning' is great.
     
  9. Bambi

    Bambi Villain of the piece

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    but are there any decent ones??

    into the pandemonium, the silent enigma and turn loose the swans are classic covers but they look kind dull on a cd. heaven and hell is good too but i cant think of many others. they dont have to be metal or anything
     
  10. Bambi

    Bambi Villain of the piece

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    I could never figure what master of puppets was till i saw the vinyl you cant make it out on the patches and cassetes
     
  11. mehdi.i.e.e.e

    mehdi.i.e.e.e New Metal Member

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    yeah haha i had it on cassette for years and i never noticed the hands. i eventually noticed them years later when i saw it on cd.
     
  12. Allan

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    I've had that cd for 10 years and I only noticed now :erk: !

    Guess that shows how much I care about Metallica and album covers :p .
     
  13. Lenore

    Lenore human wrecking ball

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    Ok here are one of the few i can think of right now...
     
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    Hahahahahahaha... to be honest me thinks that most covers nowadays are crap. My favorites are Tool - Lateralus, Anathema - A4, Anathema - TSE, Darkhtrone - Soulside Journey and.... *drums*................... Empyrium - A Wintersunset.
     
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    same goes for metal i reckon....
     
  17. Don Corleone

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    i was gonna put that up lenore! ggpdspeed you! black emperor always has amazing covers:

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  18. Allan

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    "Lift yer skinny fists like antennas to heaven", I used to go arround saying that to everybody when I was drunk.
     
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    hehe cool. lol i'll do the same. good idea. hahaha
     
  20. Allan

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    I have no idea why, but some people thought it was weird so I stopped. I'm a pushover.
     

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