Album Art ov the Century Tournament: Pool A – Round 2

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Round 2: FIGHT!

If you were here for Round 1, you know what’s up, head down to the results below. For those that missed our intro week, here’s a quick blurb of why/what we’re doing.

Judging by the response to the previous tournament brackets we’ve held here, you all really enjoy voting on trivial shit. Basically, as long as it has no tangible effect on your life, you’ll definitely be there to discuss, rage, and ultimately decide what’s right and what’s wrong. Especially if that topic involves arbitrary opinion on art. Voter apathy be damned. So following on from our recent metal-related comps –

We thought it would be cool to see which modern album(s) you think have the greatest cover art. If you’re the type of person who holds the view that art should never be compared or judged relative to other art, that’s cool, this ain’t for you. Rather than judge us, head on back to your dialectic circle-jerk while we have a bit of fun comparing some of our favourite album covers, calling each other wrong and dumb and wrong, ad infinitum.


If you wanna check back on the individual results from Round 1 in Pool A, then you can do so here and here. If you want the TL;DR, here are the absolute smashings:

– Mastodon‘s Leviathan surprisingly pulled the plug on Remission
– The Secret extinguished Lantern
Horrendous rightly decimated that lame Anaal Nathrakh shit
– Early tourney fave Bell Witch‘s Mirror Reaper shat on Endrot
– Gatecreeper somehow made that Edge Of Sanity look even more cartoonish.

And these matches ended up super close:

– Carcass just scraped through over Lorn‘s Arrayed Claws
– High On Fire sadly took down Awe‘s Providentia by bugger all.
– Deluge washed out Yautja.
Execration beat Serious Beak by 0.62%
– Paysage d’Hiver staged an epic comeback and took down our Sacredest of Sons
– Deathspell Omega only just defeated Cattle Decapitation, and
– Baizley’s Baroness barely beat Howls Of Ebb.

Here are today’s matches –

Mastodon – Leviathan [2004]

Paul Romano

Carcass – Surgical Steel [2013]

Martin Nesbitt

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High On Fire – Death Is This Communion [2007]

Arik Roper

Intonate – The Swerve [2016]

Martin Lacroix

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Volahn – Aq’Ab’Al [2014]

Aron Briggs

The Secret – Lux Tenebris [2018]

View From The Coffin

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Kvelertak – Kvelertak [2010]

John Baizley

Morbid Angel – Gateways To Annihilation [2000]

Dan Seagrave

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Horrendous – Ecdysis [2014]

Brian Smith

Deluge – Æther [2015]

Metastazis

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Moss Upon The Skull – In Vengeful Reverence [2018]

JF Lemay

Earth – The Bees Made Honey In The Lions Skull [2008]

Arik Roper

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Execration – Return To The Void [2017]

Zbigniew Bielak

Power Trip – Manifest Decimation [2013]

Paolo Girardi

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Paysage d’Hiver – Paysage d’Hiver [2014]

Opeth – Ghost Reveries [2005]

Travis Smith

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Cormorant – Diaspora [2017]

Jeff Christensen

Rivers Of Nihil – The Conscious Seed Of Light [2013]

Dan Seagrave

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Bereft – Lands [2017]

Sam Alcarez

Shroud Ritual – Five Suns [2017]

Luciana Nedelea

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Deathspell Omega – Fas – Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum [2007]

Timo Ketola

Bell Witch – Mirror Reaper [2017]

Mariusz Lewandowski

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Fen – Winter [2017]

Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation [2016]

Adam Burke

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Thou – Summit [2007]

Baroness – Red Album [2007]

John Baizley

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Lotus Thief – Rervm [2014]

Spectral Lore – III [2014]

Benjamin A. Vierling

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Stälker – Shadow Of The Sword [2017]

Matt Stikker

Progenie Terrestre Pura – oltreLuna [2017]

Alexander Preuss

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Sinmara – Aphotic Womb [2014]

Alexander L. Brown

Meshuggah – Koloss [2012]

Luminokaya

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