Since i’ve been rearranging our load of metal mags and fanzines from the past, i came across many deserving-to-be-remembered metal/black metal logos. Though i am not the first one to make a post on the most incomprehensible logos, i browsed through some sites and they don’t have the ones i’ve found . So, here you go – the most unreadable metal logos: the list goes from the least complex to the most enigmatic ones:
Ater - Finnish death/doom metal from 1991. Does not exist anymore, but has some precious photos on the site.
Darkified- Swedish black/death metal band, which liked Lovecraft a lot. Split up in 1993, later went on to the Edge of Sanity and Marduk. As it says on their myspace – “The little devil in the logo is watching you” (while you’re figuring out what the logo says).
Bestial Summoning- one of the first black metal bands from Netherlands. The little Satan skull kinda makes it easier for one’s associative mind to guess the words. They have some really precious stuff on their page .
Baxaxaxa - now that’s a pretty awesome name for a band. This is a German, Bavarian atmospheric black metal band from the early 90s as well. They also have changed their logo to a more readable one.
Absu - the evil American band from Texas. They call themselves “mythological occult metal”. They have been going on since 91 until now (and i never liked the music ). Here are the 1st 2 logos of the band – they are obviously very creative, and now they have a new one. I couldn’t decide whether i like hairs or branches more, so i put both of the early logos.
Equimanthorn - Another Texan occult-dark ambient band. Their new logo is a bit less hairy.
Filii Nigrantium Infernalium - a Portuguese band with an awesome, easy-to-remember name and logo, started out as black metal and turned into thrash. No matter how hard i tried, i cannot decipher at least where the first letter “F” is. Illegibility achieved.
Prosanctus Inferi -an American black/thrash band from Ohio. Started out in 2005, so far have 2 demos. I bet they liked botany class in school.
Behold the 3 most awesome ones
Korgonthurus - Finnish black metal. Look at that! That is just pure art. The band has absolutely no intention whatsoever for anyone to ever be able to read their band name from the logo. Plus they seriously like trees.
# 1 – the ultimate winner
Is that hay, a bird’s nest or camel spit? This logo receives the ultimate illegibility award. No one on this planet could possibly read anything from it. This is the most awesome logo i have ever seen in my life. If i ever feel sad, i’m sure if i look at it i won’t be able to stop myself from laughing. They even had a little flash intro on their myspace before with that stuff flying around ! However, they changed it to a new one. It’s also not so bad, but i just love this one.
And this is…
Waking The Cadaver – A brutal deathcore band from New Jersey. They started out in 2006, and already have almost 3 million plays on MySpace – logo did the magic i guess, cuz the music is
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