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Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015

Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015

With thousands of metal releases every year, there’s a ton of artwork that gets splashed across our screens on any given day. While some of it is awful, for the most part heavy metal gets album artwork right and really creates moods and tones you don’t get with the cover designs of other genres. This past year we got some really great cover art in just about every sub-genre. Unfortunately sometimes killer album art does not mean there will be equally killer music inside, though. Let’s take a look at the Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015.


Contrarian – “Polemic”

Best Heavy Metal Cover Art from 2015

The one imbalance that stands out most in 2015 was the Marco Hassman cover for Contrarian’s “Polemic”. That cover is jaw-dropping, but it’s also intensely interesting in the details...

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Gothic Metal

GOTHIC METAL (1990-present)

Gothic Metal (or Goth Metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal and Gothic Rock that combines the heaviness of Heavy Metal with the dark atmospheres of Gothic Rock. The music of Gothic Metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the Gothic approach to different styles of Heavy Metal music. The genre originated during the early 1990s in Europe originally as an outgrowth of Death-Doom, a fusion of Death Metal and Doom Metal. Lyrics are generally dark and introspective with inspiration from gothic fiction as well as personal experiences.

Gothic MetalPioneers of Gothic Metal (although the bands themselves never claim the title of Gothic-Metal) include Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride and Anathema, all from the north of England...

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