How many of you Metal Rioters out there have gone to your local record store of choice and picked up a new metal album solely based on the art that graces its cover? I have found many a hidden gems and a few utter disappointments but there are few things greater in this world than gentling cracking open the liner notes for the first time as the smell of ink and paper washes over you.
In the world of iTunes and Pandora, the art form that is the album cover is slowly dying. But we’re here to remind you that in the world of heavy metal, the art of the album cover is alive and well! So each Tuesday we’ll present to you the best and worst album covers of the week to declare what we all already know – Heavy Metal is art.
In the Metal Riot corner weighing in at eight studio albums and a death metal growl – Septic Flesh. And in that other corner weighing in with his Stop Snitchin’ movement and a wishful acting career – Cam’ron.
Check out the battle here.
Septicflesh – “The Great Mass”
A simple yet stunning cover that encapsulates the sound contained within.
Cam’ron – “Gunz n’ Butta”
Two thugs in suits standing in front of a window overlooking a city nightscape.