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[Rick80] Sunday, December 16, 2012 2:06:32 PM 
 I just love the British Steel cover, simple and clean. I just don't think they can ever top that one.
[Pepe2] Saturday, October 06, 2012 11:05:48 AM 
 Hell bent for leather/Killing machine is another strange cover. I suppose it is what you see in it. Could be a futuristic, science fiction like, heavy metal style fighter pilot. But what is that red on his glasses, reflection of explosions in the sky, or his own blood, hard to say...  
[Head banger] Saturday, October 06, 2012 9:41:40 AM 
it was a change in cover art, a simpler more direct bit.  the steel from their hometown, made into a razor, sharp, cutting...

signaled a change in musical direction also.
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[Pepe2] Saturday, October 06, 2012 3:32:45 AM 
 And, and, and...!


Then there's the cover of British steel, and to be honest, I don't quite understand it. A razor. Fat fingers holding a razor. I just don't get it. The name British steel is, in my opinion, VERY good. That's what it is. Metal. Steel. British. But... I think it should have been something bigger... much bigger. Let's say, a fighter plane, for example. Or at least a machete.
[Pepe2] Friday, October 05, 2012 4:28:59 AM 
 I don't know why people still talk about "albums". If it's a double vinyl LP with gatefold sleeves then I suppose it can make some sense to call it an album. How can a CD disc in a plastic package be an album, I don't know, I would talk about "records" instead, LP or CD. 


I was thinking about Judas Priest cover art. I like the unified heavy metal style they have created for themselves, first such cover being Screaming for vengeance, the latest, Single cuts. It's pure heavy metal and I like it. But looking at the whole Judas Priest discography, I think Sin after sin is their best cover so far. There's just something fascinating in that picture, could be a cover of some good mystery novel, it's so good I could buy it as a poster and frame it.

So, any opinions about Judas Priest cover art, or record cover art in general? 
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