LOOK AT THESE COOL-AS-SHIT HAND DRAWN ALBUM ART COLLAGES
LOOK AT THEM.
As a reader of a heavy metal blog, would you say that you:
A. Love old school heavy metal album art.
B. Hate the art emblazoned on stone cold classic metal covers.
C. Cannot read this question.
If you answered A, congrats. This post is for you. If you answered B, you are a big fat loserweiner and you should probably leave and never return. If you answered C, you are a drummer.
Toni “Kannibalet” Hietomaa, a rad Finnish dude, runs a Facebook page called In Old School I Trust. He mostly shares music and band photos from his favorite old school metal bands, but occasionally, he updates his page with some amazing hand-drawn art with imagery culled from dozens of seminal metal records. Let’s take a look at some of his work.
His first in the series was this tribute to the O.G’s of death and grind. This particular piece has details from 60 albums. How many can you pick out in the drawing below?
His second entry (and my favorite) is this loving tribute to Thrash, Speed, and Crossover. There are details from 70 albums displayed here.
Next, Kannibalet created this tribute to Doom. 52 bands are represented in the drawing.
Kannibalet’s most recent and most impressive entry is this tribute to Black Metal. There are 116(!!!) details from 111 different covers which is absurd and awesome.
Unfortunately, there are no options to buy these as prints. But maaaaybe that’ll change if you beg Kannibalet enough on his Facebook page. It’s worth a shot! I’d frame the Crossover print and hang it above the bed. Y’know. For the ladies.