Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Scary Album Cover

Is very difficult to choose the best scary album covers, but, in my iTunes library I found this 3 albums that sometimes, scares me a lot =)

Quiet Riot - Metal Health
This excellent album with the classical "Cum on Fell The Noize" (Slade cover), brings me a lot of memories. This cover scares me fucking much! The man with the iron mask (crazy guy) look at me and I almost break out into myself. This Artwork was created by Quiet Riot and the Illustration was made by Stan Watts, who won Grammy Award for this album cover.

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
This another scary album cover is a photo from Mapledurham Watermill, situated on the Thames river in Oxfordshire, UK. Standing in front of the watermill is this scary figure dressed in black. Beyond the artwork, the Black Sabbath's song still scares me a little. When I was young, I never listened this song into the night. =)

King Diamond - Give Me Your Soul Please
King Diamond has a long history of creepy and ghastly album covers. Many of them (Abigail, Them, The Graveyard, Voodoo, and Abigail II: The Revenge) have a much more gothic vibe, though one of the King Diamond's latest albuns, however, won in terms of being scary. Not only does it feature a ghoulish little girl on the cover, but she's covered in blood, seemingly licking it off her fingers as the album title drips in the background. Is she possessed or just sadistic? Who the hell knows, but it's freaky and demented all at the same time regardless. (by Music Ing). This album cover was made by Teemu Vedenoja (illustration) and Brian J Ames (Booklet design and Layout).

Has many others scares album covers in metal world, like Slayer, Iron Maiden, and all the Black Metal Bands! In other time I talk more about others scares album covers.   

Friday, September 10, 2010

Todd McFarlane - Music Artwork

I used to be geek when I was young, well, I'm little geek =). In early years I used to be more geek than now, I spent a little fortune buying comic books like Spider Man, X-Men, Spawn and others. Thinking in this I remembered that amazing illustrator Todd McFarlane did some album covers that I really like.

Iced Earth - The Dark Saga

Well, when I saw this cover I almost not believed. Imagine the moment. I was 15 years, completely geek and a huge fan of Spawn and Metal seeing this album cover... I freak out to listen this album from this American Heavy Metal band. I don't like to much Iced Earth, but this album represent the biggest geek moment of my life. =)

Korn - Follow the Leader

I have to admit, I like Korn, but just a little ok? Hahaha. I prefer Swedish Melodic Death Metal, but some bands of Alternative Metal like Korn don't boring me. This album is great, and I love the artwork made by McFarlane. If I could be anything I would choose be a comic book illustrator.

Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists 

For me the best album from Disturbed. Some times I used to play Stricken in Guitar Hero just to play the guitar solo! hehehe. Talking about the artwork, I think McFarlane could do better, but, I like it.

DIsturbed - Indestructible

The second best album from Disturbed (for me). For me this album consolidate Disturbed like one of the best new Heavy Metal bands. Listen it! You will enjoy this album. About cover art, I love this illustration, but sometimes McFarlane does so much characters without face, but I think this is cool if you want to show darkness.

I hope McFarlane keep doing album covers design like he does your toys, music videos, and games. He does everything! He is great illustrator.