CURSED IMAGERY: The Month in Album Art (April 2021)

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Hello, friends! It’s that time again. (Well, technically, it’s two-days-past that time again, because the first of the month fell on a Saturday and nobody really wants to read blogs over the weekend.)

In any case, it’s May now! And with April dead and buried, it’s time to look back at its album art lowlights. We’ve got ten fresh picks for you to sink your teeth into… and then promptly spit out because they taste several-weeks-past-their-sell-by-dates. Let’s jump on in, shall we?

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TECHNICALLY INCLINED, Episode 3: Beyond Creation’s “The Aura”

Welcome back to another edition of Technically Inclined! In Round 3, we took a gander at Quebecois quartet Beyond Creation, and their debut album, The Aura.

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CURSED IMAGERY: The Month in Album Art (March 2021)

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Man, we’re already a quarter of the way through the year? What the hell, man. The time, it flies. I think the highlights of 2021 so far have been: getting vaccinated, reading 10 books and counting (which, I think, is fully half of the quota I committed to on Goodreads — whoops!), and somehow managing not to overspend on LEGO. There’s also been some music, too, I guess.

Anyway! It’s a new month, and that means we’ve got some ridiculous album art to discuss. Let’s jump in!

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Album Review: Orden Ogan — “Final Days”

It’s been a little while since we heard from German power metal stalwarts Orden Ogan. The band’s terrific last album, Gunmen, dropped way back in 2017 and wound up staking a claim on at least one of our staffers’ year-end lists. But since then, the band’s had some ups and downs. Longtime guitarist Tobias Kersting left the group. Vocalist / producer / mastermind Seeb Levermann suffered a hand injury and had to give up guitar-playing responsibilities of his own. And most notably, the [gestures broadly at everything] that was 2020 forced multiple delays of the band’s follow-up album, the perhaps-too-appropriately-titled sci-fi concept piece, Final Days.

Originally scheduled for release last summer, Final Days is, erm… finally… upon us. So, how does it stack up with Orden Ogan’s back catalogue? All told, mostly well enough.

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