Dan Seagrave is a god among men, at least when it comes to pens, pencils, and paint. I’ve slobbered over his artwork before — for example, in this review of Wretched’s Beyond the Gate in 2010, which included many examples of his album art at the end. But I got a fresh reminder this morning when Rev. Will sent me a link to that stunner up above.
I had to do some net sleuthing to find out what it was. Turns out it’s the cover art to a 2011 album called Facet of Aberration by a thrash band from the Bay Area called Invection. I hadn’t heard of them before, but I’m throwing in some of their music after the jump.
As for Mr. Seagrave’s artwork, there’s a fan-sponsored page on Facebook, the creator of which has been adding album art — without any band logos or album titles to obscure the sheer brutal goodness of the artwork. As of a few minutes ago, that page included 65 pieces of album art. You can gaze upon all of that via this link. And after the jump, you can see a few more examples I haven’t previously posted at NCS.
Before we get to the Invection music and more of Master Seagrave’s art, here’s a Seagrave painting that isn’t an album cover but is gobsmackingly good. It’s from the “Temple Series” and is called “Drive By”.
Next . . . music from Invection’s album, which is being sold as a CD here.
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“Two Faced Lie”
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And finally . . . more Seagrave album covers. Hover your mouse over the images to see the names of the albums.