Ever have album art melt your face? Every once and awhile a band will create or commission artwork which is undeniably awesome, iconic, or inspiring. Sometimes it compliments the music in the perfect way, leaving a mark on the listener or maybe even music history itself.
Welcome to the Art Gallery. We’re gonna take a look at some really impressive art while listening to some great music in the process.
First up, Thy Art Is Murder launched a new single “Death Perception” last week. If you could get through the track itself stomping on your ears, you may have noticed it came strapped with some very nice, dark artwork with an old school death metal feel. There’s a sense of death as an illusion being portrayed through this painting. It’s not hard to look at and it conveys an interesting concept. Look for yourself here:
Next, we have cover art made by no less than the master of nightmares H.R. Giger himself. On top of making iconic artwork for bands like Celtic Frost and Carcass, he designed the Xenomorph from the Aliens movies, and has haunted the minds of countless people the world over. Unfortunately, he passed away following an accident in 2014 but certainly left his mark while he was here.
In 1991, his art was used for the release of Sacrosanct’s “Recesses for the Depraved”. This made a lovely match for the pummeling Progressive Thrash Metal held on the record itself.
Finally, we have another recent release. Gross Misconduct put out a masterwork this month with “Equinox” which encapsulated a sound that’s comparable to the likes of Cynic, Death, and Gojira.
The front cover for this LP was also a beaut, displaying a skeletal, antlered creature taking in a eclipse. This complimented the record quite well and made for an excellent first impression as a presentation you can judge by it’s cover.