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

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Welcome back! It’s a new month, and you know what that means: time to look back at some funnies from the old month. And fellow art criticism aficionados, let me tell you: despite being the shortest month of the year, February 2021 was absolutely stacked for ridiculous album covers. The more-than-1000 albums / singles / EPs released over the last 28 days (per Metal-Archives) yielded a “long list” of 30 albums. And man, it was difficult as shit whittling that list down to the 10 that ultimately made the cut. Do not think for a minute that the following albums are the only ones worth giggling over this month; February was a veritable treasure trove. These just happen to be the best of the best.

Anyway. Let’s take a look at ’em now, shall we?

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CANTO: Blind Guardian, Sabaton, Tribulation, and More

Let’s kick things off with a couple leftover videos from last week.

  • We’ll start with Tribulation, who released a new video for “Hour Of The Wolf”. A reminder that the new album, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound, drops on January 29th through Metal Blade (in North America). Pre-orders are up here.
  • From there, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than with Blind Guardian? They released a special xmas greeting last Friday, and it legitimately might be the holiday holiday song I listen to this year because… reasons.
  • In case you need something a little more grim in your life, you should keep an eye out for the next release from Szary Wilk. The debut from the Polish project, titled Wrath, drops on February 19th through Putrid Cult. You can listen to a new track, “Mortuos Voco” right now.
  • Finally, we have the new animated music video from Sabaton for “No Bullets Fly” immediately below. That one is taken from Heroes, and was released as part of an advent calendar they are doing, and in celebration of hitting one million YouTube subscribers. Doin’ stuff!

“Ein Bier… bitte.”