Best Live Album Cover ArtsMetal_Treasure Just a photo of the music artist on the cover isn't enough for me unless the photo has some artistic qualities to it. Or at least they put the photo in some interesting context/background and it's more than just a photo.
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This is a real painting with incredible details. Moreover, this cover art sums up the lyrical themes of the band and the mood of the music - dark fantasy and medieval atmosphere in the Bard's Tavern. - Metal_Treasure
This eye looks like Amy's eye and the cover is a good example of incorporating a photo in a cover art. - Metal_Treasure
This cover includes a photo but it doesn't look cheesy. The font of 'S&M' is very classy and represents what's on the album: Metallica with a Symphonic Orchestra.
Also, I know that the guitarist in the image is Metallica's frontman James Hetfield although they didn't show his head/face. Why they didn't show it? I don't know. But it makes the cover interesting. Maybe.
By the way, this cover art is used by this site to represent metal music on the home page (it's one of the thematic categories - "Best Metal Bands"). - Metal_Treasure
Not quite sure if it's tasteless or funny, or both. But I added it to see what you think.
I think the donkey is funny but the whole cover looks...childish? Cheesy? - Metal_Treasure
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