I turn 30 tomorrow! And for my birthday, the metal world has gotten me not-a-lot-of-album-art-to-make-fun-of-this-week. Which, honestly, is a good thing, cause I had an oddly busy week at the day job. But, there are still five albums featured in this week’s post — including one particular stalwart act that should surprise nobody for their inclusion here — so let’s not waste any more time. Hit the jump for this week’s cover art highlights!
HammerFall — Dominion
The riffs. The melodic singing. The Gregor-Clegane-like figure adorning pretty much all their album covers. There are loads of reasons to follow HammerFall. Which one do you think Dominion lines up with? On this particular cover, we get almost a Super Saiyan Mountain, with wings, horns, hellfire, and one hell of a club. Don’t fuck around with this dude.
Nevain — Hidden
Let’s stick with the Game of Thrones references, shall we? This cover is, admittedly, pretty dope. It’s almost like what you’d get if the Children of the Forest had decided not to create the Night King and instead decided to make… Treebeard? Either way, I dig it.
Tarchon Fist — Apocalypse
In a weird way, I’m kinda getting Pacific Rim vibes from this cover, and I don’t hate it. Really like the clashing, orange vs. purple color contrast here. Also, it somehow took me four looks at this to realize there’s a goddamn T-Rex in the upper right corner. Bless you, Tarchon Fist. Bless you indeed.
Superterrestrial — The Void that Exists
Interesting cover, this. Reminds me of a darker version of this author and illustrator, Tomie dePaola, whose books I used to read when I was a small kiddo. In his illustrations, there was a grandmotherly figure called Strega Nona. In Superterrestrial’s version, there’s a barren landscape, two moons, and a — sorry — slightly awkward logo.
Centurion — Pomračenje uma
What if Predator, but a fan of kitties?
That’ll do it for this week’s edition! Check back this time next week for more album art ridiculousness!