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Shotgun Justice is a TIMELESS album, my favorite from Razor no matter what anyone says!!!! But yeah the cover could've used some more work before the release for sure.



I cant say this is a good album, but from the guys who brought us ALL FOR ONE this is really......really just wrong....

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/0/4/7/3047.jpg

I used to trade with the guy responsible for this..... he had great DM demo stuff to trade but....
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/3/3/103338.JPG
Dont know WHAT to say about that..... or this really....
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/0/6/0/106043.JPG
"The Delicate Process of Inserting My 12 Ton Penis into Frodo's Ass"
12 Ton?

LOVE this EP and this band. But the Advance-LP covers limited to 50 looked SICK and then the wider distributed ones looked like this....
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/6/0/0/16007.jpg
Unacceptable. If you guys never saw the Advance LP Cover to this ill try and find the pics of it. The 50 came with the press pack (3 page bio/photo signed by the whole band) and I was able to get one of those from my friend who was a radio DJ in the late 80s (and drew the famous Mentor's caricature originally for their gig at Shadow's with KRATOS! Their name is SO tiny at the bottom of the flyer...haha). Great band still....
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I saw these guys a couple nights ago playing a show with some locals. They're from Cleveland, about 2 hours away, and are starting to get noticed I guess. They were actually pretty good if you want a mix of Primal Fear and early Queensryche, with a little bit of thrash, but damn. That cover. Not sure what they were thinking on that one.
http://www.puresteel-records.com/media/image/315/grafiken/Cover%20SUNLESS%20SKY%20Firebreather%20400.jpg/width:250
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Another example of a bad cover on an excellent album! Juan is an absolute legendary vocalist (fans of ATTAXE, RITUAL/RITUAL OF TORMENT, ARENAH/DARK ARENA, VVV etc will agree!!). I just successfully mended and ripped a broken demo from Jocko Jermann and Rob Brandt's early 90's death metal band LUDACI....and it is a GEM. Criminally unheard and not on M-A or anything.... yet.
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http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/4/113476.jpg

Ugly as hell...
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BloodOfChrist wrote:Another example of a bad cover on an excellent album! Juan is an absolute legendary vocalist (fans of ATTAXE, RITUAL/RITUAL OF TORMENT, ARENAH/DARK ARENA, VVV etc will agree!!). I just successfully mended and ripped a broken demo from Jocko Jermann and Rob Brandt's early 90's death metal band LUDACI....and it is a GEM. Criminally unheard and not on M-A or anything.... yet.


They were fantastic live, and very cool guys, we talked to Juan for a good while before the show. Hope you'll be sharing what you got!
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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-KfqZfikqH1Q/TdpjZNNMppI/AAAAAAAABmc/OfIiveBdLkI/s1600/folder.jpg

What where they thinking?

http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/6/6/11669.jpg

Kind of love/hate for this one. I like when they're so raw, but I think that they could do something better.
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Gish wrote:http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/4/113476.jpg

Ugly as hell...

I like this one for it's 80's cyberpunk + biomutants feeling)
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Gish wrote:http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/4/113476.jpg

Ugly as hell...

I like this one for it's 80's cyberpunk + biomutants feeling)


Lol, agreed.

Just don't mention the music on it.. (facepalm)
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I was still sort of into Twisted Sister, WASP, Motley Crue, etc as it was on TV all the time , when that RAVEN -Pack Is Back album came out,
so I bought it.
It didn't surprise me after what they looked like on the back cover of the "Stay Hard" LP.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_095Fihi7xWU/SprNGMTacEI/AAAAAAAAAtw/9Cl3K-qFpl4/s1600/MXMACHINE.jpg
MX MACHINE - Manic Panic LP

I was told when "Manic Panic" came out "how awesome it was" "you gotta get it", but come on.
As a teenager getting into faster and heavier metal, you are not going to get me to buy some record that looks like it was made for little kids.

Man, was I wrong. This is a great thrash / punky / crossover / heavy metal record.

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Dejv wrote:
Bill Rizer wrote:
Gish wrote:http://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/1/3/4/113476.jpg

Ugly as hell...

I like this one for it's 80's cyberpunk + biomutants feeling)


Lol, agreed.

Just don't mention the music on it.. (facepalm)

I like music too) for me it's a good heavy and speed metal with this specific japanese 80s vk metal feeling)
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http://www.toxic.fm/d800/covers/2631846.jpg


UM........YA
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this is a monumental record, but the artwork for the first press was just atrocious
https://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/4/5/5/3455.gif

oh and...
https://up-1.cdn-fullscreendirect.com/production/photos/7549/large/20150806_195123_7549_752578.jpeg
https://www.metal-archives.com/images/4/9/0/9/490953.jpg?5411

these speak for themselves
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I'm sorry if this cover make you blind:

https://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/0/1/8/301834.jpg?2949
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These are both very good albums, but good god those covers.

https://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/5/9/1359.jpg?2249
This one looks like a bad family photo.

https://www.metal-archives.com/images/1/3/6/5/1365.jpg
And this just speaks for itself.
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Here's a bunch of LP covers I always thought sucked. Wow, there are a LOT of bad album covers, even by great bands.

https://s18.postimg.org/r8y3n6kvd/Tyrant_-_Running_Hot.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/s74s8oi8f/Acid_Reign-_Moshkinstein.jpg

https://s4.postimg.org/fatsp528d/Amulance_-_feel_the_pain.jpg

https://s18.postimg.org/70dsuk2e1/Angkor_Wat_-_When_Obscenity_Becomes_the_Norm.jpg

https://s14.postimg.org/qc1gtnijl/Apparition_-_Sorrow_EP91.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/t52hpcabj/chakal_ep88.jpg

https://s24.postimg.org/mtxd7szs5/Explicit_Hate.jpg

https://s14.postimg.org/5psoy1xcx/Whiplash-_Ticket-to-_Mayhem.jpg

https://s23.postimg.org/up745pm2z/Vendetta_ger_88_brain_damage.jpg

https://s24.postimg.org/dfpmzwtd1/Think_Of_Misery_LP_89_cover.jpg

https://s23.postimg.org/sn47akz17/Damnatory.jpg

https://s3.postimg.org/9i3wj7yxf/Helstar_-_a_distant_thunder.jpg

https://s13.postimg.org/c0rxeimnb/Poltergeist_LP.jpg

https://s3.postimg.org/u23ow8oo3/razor_custom_killing.jpg

https://s18.postimg.org/xajbaytmh/Re_Animator_Deny_Reality.jpg

https://s17.postimg.org/f8yh0m3n3/Risk.jpg

https://s2.postimg.org/ihkjm431l/S.D.I.jpg

https://s1.postimg.org/sq9jx8c73/Stone_Fin_-_Stone_1988.jpg
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All the torch album covers are crap

torch
http://oi68.tinypic.com/2iu3se1.jpg

torch electrikiss
http://oi66.tinypic.com/igxo2o.jpg

Slave raider - takin the world by storm
http://oi64.tinypic.com/20pbu5j.jpg

dead end kids - break out
http://oi67.tinypic.com/1zfkhu1.jpg
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Uh, beginning of 3D was hard for covers too

https://www.music-bazaar.com/album-images/vol21/905/905268/2765202-big/The-Secrets-Of-An-Island-cover.jpg
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Oh man, I don't even know where to start with a lot of these early 3D covers, here's one from CAGE.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51VmBZA041L.jpg
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STONE91 wrote:http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/4/4/0/3440.jpg
Really? What the hell.

The early RIOT covers fascinated me, just so weird, and after I bought Rock City for cheap in a used shop, I had to hear more.!

http://cps-static.rovicorp.com/3/JPG_500/MI0003/338/MI0003338328.jpg?partner=allrovi.com
A.D.D. wrote:I had that Attila tape for the longest time. It is so odd. Not as terrible as one might think but very odd.

Jeremy from Satan's God sent me a bootleg/ cd-r copy of that that Attila album by Billy Joel. I agree, it isn't as bad as the cover implies.
Strangely, it has a heavy metal vibe for a 2 piece band and the emphasis on keyboards.

flavi69 wrote:Though I love Black Sabbath, this is terrible music with horrible cover
http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS57nATi2ZKVRqRnAmebqHt3w3BXdF8uSkd_8ExAIrsZKLUqInV


i totally disagree. The artwork reflects the underground science fiction novels and monthly magazines of the 1970s.
I know because I used to collect them...and I thought every song on Technical Ecstasy was great.

hi50metalmaniac wrote:http://i.imgur.com/pHblo.jpg
One of the worst but i chuckle everytime i see it.

yes, it fits the category "it is so bad, it's good!" I still want to hear it.
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Sunkenship124 wrote:Oh man, I don't even know where to start with a lot of these early 3D covers, here's one from CAGE.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51VmBZA041L.jpg

Hehe i agree, a lot of awful covers during this period (glad)

https://img.discogs.com/KTSPYur6SWr90Ic-6oIPRr2jutI=/fit-in/600x468/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2040896-1260291984.jpeg.jpg
I love this album but my gosh, this back cover :D

It makes me think something like that:

(They are kidding about kids who are gothic without knowing anything about it)
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