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What Do You Think of Voivod’s Target Earth Album Art?

  • Axl Rosenberg

What Do You Think of Voivod’s Target Earth Album Art?

I’m normally a big fan of metal album art that looks like it was drawn by some bored high schooler during third period math, but I’m not really sure how I feel about the cover of Voivod’s latest, Target Earth. Voivod have pulled off primitively cartoonish record art in the past (e.g., their first four albums and, to a lesser extent, The Outer Limits) but this one… just… isn’t… quite… hitting that sweet spot for me. I have two issues with it:

  1. The inking is way too thick. Compare this with the thinner inking jobs on War and PainRrröööaaarrr, and Dimension Hatröss: the thinner, sharper lines gives the drawings a sense of menace, whereas this just kinda looks a little goofy.
  2. The colors — not even the color scheme, mind you, just how goddamn bright they are. It looks like something someone might have spray painted on the side of their van, not something a juvenile delinquent sketched to let and mommy and daddy know their days are numbered.

Otherwise, the general design of the thing is actually pretty bad-assed.

Agree? Disagree? Weigh in below. Target Earth comes out January 22.

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