At 10/31/12 08:56 PM, Bahamut wrote:
On another note, really Voivod? You approve an album artwork this bad? It's an eyesore as a whole and it's sickening how a lazy effect like gradients were used here. That's the kind of shit an amateur at Flash would do.
It's kinda like how Yngwie Malmsteen made Unleash the Fury, with a cover that looked like it was made by an amateur in ms paint, or Manowar's The Lord of Steel, which, again, was made with cheap gradients and effects. I know it's just an album cover, but sometimes that reflects the music. When some, but a very minimal amount of, effort is expended on the album cover, it seems to be a symbol for the music: phoned in, lazy, and rushed. In the case of Unleash the Fury and Lord of Steel, it proved quite symbolic. Both albums were formulaic, phoned in, and mediocre. Perhaps this will prove to be the case with Voivod.