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treghet
10-25-2012, 11:31 PM
Well, the artwork is horrible. It looks someone opened Photoshop and went crazy with the gradient tool. But with that said, the song they released a while back sounds pretty damn good. Listen here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6t1fKbVy6g). More details will come soon.

1. Target Earth
2. Kluskap O'Kom
3. Empathy for the Enemy
4. Mechanical Mind
5. Warchaic
6. Resistance
7. Kaleidos
8. Corps Étranger
9. Artefact
10. Defiance

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BloodoftheKings
10-25-2012, 11:41 PM
They cant be serious with that album art. That's possibly the worst cover I've ever seen for a band that is signed to a legitimate label.

treghet
10-25-2012, 11:43 PM
They cant be serious with that album art. That's possibly the worst cover I've ever seen for a band that is signed to a legitimate label.

I'd say some of the worst artwork for any band. There are plenty of bands that have way better artwork on their demos.

street_burial
10-26-2012, 01:34 AM
There are plenty of bands that have way better artwork on their demos.

*cough* (http://oi49.tinypic.com/2nibqcm.jpg) ;);)

Onioner
10-26-2012, 04:12 AM
Oh god, that is the shittiest album art I've seen for any album in a good while. I'm so insanely psyched for this album though, I love all the albums Snake has sung on so I know I'll be happy regardless of the direction. I haven't listened to any songs yet so I can be surprised, but if it really is a return to Dimension Hatross progthrash I will be a happy happy boy. Even if it's hard rock like Infini or Katorz I'll still probably like it. But really though, what godawful art.

treghet
10-26-2012, 04:49 AM
Oh god, that is the shittiest album art I've seen for any album in a good while. I'm so insanely psyched for this album though, I love all the albums Snake has sung on so I know I'll be happy regardless of the direction. I haven't listened to any songs yet so I can be surprised, but if it really is a return to Dimension Hatross progthrash I will be a happy happy boy. Even if it's hard rock like Infini or Katorz I'll still probably like it. But really though, what godawful art.

The most accurate description I've read is that it's like the missing link between Dimension Hatross and Nothingface. Chewy does an incredible job emulating Piggy's style. As long as the rest of the album is as good as those two songs I think you will be very satisfied.

VoidFlame
10-26-2012, 05:39 AM
Looks like someone took this and had fun in Paint...

http://www.tankcrimes.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/toxic_inepsy_diehard.jpg

ravenheart
10-26-2012, 05:42 AM
Why's anyone surprised by the art? That's what all of Away's artwork looks like, and it's hardly a surprise that he's done the art himself. It's also really not that bad.

El Gordo
10-26-2012, 05:47 AM
Why's anyone surprised by the art? That's what all of Away's artwork looks like, and it's hardly a surprise that he's done the art himself. It's also really not that bad.

Yep. It's better than the artwork for Negatron or Phobos, easily. And it's like, Voivod. They're weird.

Nater
10-26-2012, 05:53 AM
It looks like one of the "spikes" from the Planet Hulk series.

treghet
10-26-2012, 05:56 AM
Why's anyone surprised by the art? That's what all of Away's artwork looks like, and it's hardly a surprise that he's done the art himself. It's also really not that bad.

Sure, the concept isn't bad, but the execution is horrendous.

ravenheart
10-26-2012, 06:08 AM
Sure, the concept isn't bad, but the execution is horrendous.

Again, how is it that this isn't exactly what everyone expected? ALL of Away's art looks like that. Just look at the stuff he did for Roadburn last year when Voivod curated one of the days.

treghet
10-26-2012, 06:27 AM
Again, how is it that this isn't exactly what everyone expected? ALL of Away's art looks like that. Just look at the stuff he did for Roadburn last year when Voivod curated one of the days.

The Roadburn cover doesn't have a hideous color scheme. It's far from good artwork, but the color choices aren't bad. Convert Target Earth to b/w and it looks much better. But in regards to your point, no it's not really surprising that Away created horrible artwork. I've never considered him to be a good artist and this isn't the first time he's made something bad. As El Gordo mentioned, there are Phobos and Negatron. That doesn't mean I won't express how much I dislike this cover though.

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/914c15ba1e1af37aa7f8118a49fe790f.jpg

DethMaiden
10-26-2012, 07:33 AM
Why's anyone surprised by the art? That's what all of Away's artwork looks like, and it's hardly a surprise that he's done the art himself. It's also really not that bad.

The inking is too damn thick. The same line drawing with a thinner MS Paint tool would be infinitely less awful.

brutal_descent
10-26-2012, 02:11 PM
I'm not going to have that artwork in my iTunes library. Nope.

MPF
10-26-2012, 02:33 PM
Why does the artwork matter that much? Artwork never really represents if an album is good or not. Its there just as a cover.

And yeah, if you think this album cover in particular is bad, you really aren't familiar with Away's art.

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
10-26-2012, 04:33 PM
I don't think the artwork is that bad. Typical Away.

Can't wait to hear the rest of the album and can't wait for a tour. Haven't seen them since '03.

PowerMaiden
10-26-2012, 06:43 PM
Why's anyone surprised by the art? That's what all of Away's artwork looks like, and it's hardly a surprise that he's done the art himself. It's also really not that bad.


this


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

treghet
10-26-2012, 08:02 PM
Why does the artwork matter that much? Artwork never really represents if an album is good or not. Its there just as a cover.

And yeah, if you think this album cover in particular is bad, you really aren't familiar with Away's art.

If artwork didn't matter then bands wouldn't pay artists to come up with something nice for their album. You're right that artwork does not represent whether or not an album is good, but nobody here said it did. And being familiar with Away's art doesn't make this seem any better. Bad art is bad art.

MPF
10-26-2012, 10:14 PM
If artwork didn't matter then bands wouldn't pay artists to come up with something nice for their album. You're right that artwork does not represent whether or not an album is good, but nobody here said it did. And being familiar with Away's art doesn't make this seem any better. Bad art is bad art.

I didn't say it was good or bad. I'm just saying those who are knocking this only because of the artwork are not Voivod fans or are recent fans.

I get the idea behind artwork, I'd be stupid not to, but like you said, the artwork doesn't show whether an album is good or not.

I'm the kind of guy who pays attention to the music first, then the vocals, then the production then the artwork. If the music is good to me 9/10 of the time I will like the band or album.

BloodoftheKings
10-26-2012, 10:29 PM
I looked up some of the other Voivod covers. This guy is a terrible artist but none of the other covers are really as embarrassing as this one.

VoidFlame
11-28-2012, 05:37 AM
Title track streaming here: Target Earth (http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/11/27/exclusive-track-premiere-voivods-target-earth/)

hb420
11-28-2012, 11:34 AM
Title track streaming here: Target Earth (http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/11/27/exclusive-track-premiere-voivods-target-earth/)

:drool:

es156
01-16-2013, 09:48 PM
Album streaming:

Target Earth (http://music.cbc.ca/#/play/Dave-Shumka/playlist/Voivod---Target-Earth)


Sounds good so far...