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DethMaiden
08-31-2007, 01:57 PM
Yeah, he's the singer/guitarist for Baroness, but that's not what this thread's about. I'm talking about the album art he's been doing lately. I think he's quite possibly the most original metal cover artist of all time; his art is instantly recognizable and totally unique. Here's all the ones he's done that I've personally seen:

http://a608.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/80/l_36209207dfdd607e0638e857ad08b997.jpg (Baroness- The Red Album)

http://a966.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/121/l_e34daca82930df08ec87f52caad646b5.jpg (Skeletonwitch- Beyond the Permafrost)

http://a530.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/54/l_3b6c79344157e0e284d0bce4fb4546f9.jpg (Darkest Hour- Deliver Us)

http://a439.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/53/l_b40c55409f4e8011639f40205b2500e6.jpg (Pig Destroyer- Phantomb Limb)


Thoughts? I say it stands at Baizley > Romano > Repka > Riggs.

Div
08-31-2007, 02:00 PM
Eh a bit too cartoonish for my tastes, but I can see why some people would like it.

ADD
08-31-2007, 03:33 PM
Bout fucking time. He does all the other Baroness art too, he did a Municipal Waste t-shirt design, Kylesa shirt designs, the 2007 Sounds of the Underground logo design, artwork for the new Torche EP, and a bunch of other band shirts and shit. The dude is a master.

Spiral_Slave
08-31-2007, 03:34 PM
Not really my thing. But it's not bad by any means.

overkiller
08-31-2007, 06:26 PM
I don't think he's all that unique; he's just unique within the circle of metal album art. He does some really cool shit, but he reminds me of that kinda tattoo-hip style, I don't know what you'd call it, but my ex-girlfriend was into it, so that's why I've come in contact with it.

ChildrenofSodom
08-31-2007, 08:04 PM
I dont hate the art, but I wouldnt put any of his work at the top of my favorite artists list.

DethMaiden
08-31-2007, 08:06 PM
I don't think he's all that unique; he's just unique within the circle of metal album art.

Yeah. I mean, we're all very used to b&w photos and comic book zombies by now.

ChildrenofSodom
08-31-2007, 08:12 PM
Yeah. I mean, we're all very used to b&w photos and comic book zombies by now.

So different is good? I say, if it aint broke, dont fix it.

case in point:

http://www.rockdetector.com/assets/resized/img/covers/208559-0-300-0-300.jpg

DethMaiden
09-01-2007, 01:18 PM
So different is good? I say, if it aint broke, dont fix it.

case in point:

http://www.rockdetector.com/assets/resized/img/covers/208559-0-300-0-300.jpg

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is why 90% of shitty bands are allowed to exist. I'm just looking for something a little bit different, and I happen to really like Baizley's stuff. There's plenty of "different" cover art that sucks as well.

ADD
09-01-2007, 02:25 PM
I don't like it cuz its "unique", I like it cuz its sick and readily identifiable as a John Baizley piece.

powerslave_85
09-01-2007, 05:53 PM
Man, that Skeltonwitch cover is fucking awesome.

ADD
09-01-2007, 11:40 PM
Man, that Skeltonwitch cover is fucking awesome.
Yeah I think its my fave too. I got the Baroness shirt with the 'Red Album' cover on it today btw, in maroon :party: One of the few non-black shirts I have :lol:

ChildrenofSodom
09-23-2007, 07:47 PM
I went to FYE looking for Darkest Hour--Deliver Us (because I liked Demon(s) ), but felt unsure whether I felt like dropping the bills for it. Then I saw that this John Baizley guy did the cover art, and it increased by desire to get it...But i didnt.