Monday, October 18, 2010

Similar (The 69 Eyes, Deftones)

Well, I already saw two 69 Eyes' gigs this year, one at Nottingham, UK in our holidays and about couple of weeks ago in São Paulo, Brazil. This is a little crazy if you think about this band is from Helsinki.

My wife is huge fan of 69 Eyes, and because of that I became a good fan of then. She love the Blessed Be and Paris Kills albuns, but I prefer Angels, Devils and Back In Blood. I like more the Rock'n Roll style, than gothic style.

Lets talk about the artwork. The 69 Eyes' Back In Blood cover art was made by Estevan Oriol. He's an artist and photographer from LA, California. I like this cover art, but... this cover is too much similar with the Deftones' (same name album) cover art.

The Deftones album was released first and this cover was made by Frank Maddocks. He also did the White Pony and the last released album from Deftones called Diamond cover arts.

When I was younger than now (hehehe), I really liked Deftones, today I just like it. I prefer much more 69 Eyes and I think the 69 Eyes cover is better and beautiful than the Deftones artwork. What do you think of this similarity?

Listen the two albums and choose your own preference. :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Brazilian Art worker

If you don't know the Brazilian artist called Gustavo Sazes, certainty you ever seen one of his artworks. He did works for many Metal bands around the world like Old Mans Child, Krisium, Angra, Firewind, Stream of Passion among others.

Check some works of him.

Stream of Passion -  The Flame within

Another Gothic metal band with female vocals. I think this band is cool, but, has many similar bands like this. I prefer the After Forever.

Old Man's Child - Slaves of the World

The totally brutal Black Metal! I don't like to much, but I have to admit that the musicians are fucking great! But the sound don't excite me very much.

Krisium - Southern Storm

Extreme brutal metal from Brazil. I think they are one of the best brazilian metal bands in the world with Sepultura. I like, but not to much. Is too brutal for me, I like death metal for example, but bands like Cannibal Corpse I think is to much. =)

Firewind -  World Of Fire (Single)

This power metal band from Greece is good, and their guitar player is now playing with Ozzy! But the only power metal bands that I like are old Helloween, Gamma Ray and Stratovarius. The other bands are an imitation, but I can't say that the bands is bad, it's is only because I don't like Power Metal anymore, unless be Stratovarius, Gamma Ray or the OLD Helloween. =)

Well, talking again about Gustavo Sazes, I like his design style, but I think he do many similar artworks. But who I am to talk about this? One of the greatest bands in the world working with him. I am very happy to know that have a Brazilian artist is successful in the metal world with their art.