The most unreadable metal logos – my 13 picks

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 :neutral:. So, here you go – the most unreadable metal logos: the list goes from the least complex to the most enigmatic ones:

# 13


Ater - Finnish death/doom metal from 1991. Does not exist anymore, but has some precious photos on the site.

# 12


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).

# 11

Bestial Summoning

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 :).

# 10


Multiplex - Early 90′s death metal pioneers from Japan, kinda like Japanese version of Napalm Death.

# 9


Impiety - Black/death metal from Singapore, still going on, fans of Genghis Khan. This is the first logo of Impiety, now they have a new, more readable but less curly one.

# 8


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.

# 7


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.

# 6


Equimanthorn - Another Texan occult-dark ambient band. Their new logo is a bit less hairy.

# 5

Filii Nigrantium Infernalium

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.

# 4

Prosanctus Inferi

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

# 3

Forgotten Land

Forgotten Land -another band from Ohio. A one-man band, the only member is called Lord Tetrarch. He is truly evil. Here we can see that christmas trees have some serious roots.

# 2


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

Waking the cadaver

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 :glasses:

Comments (24)
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24 Users Responded To " The most unreadable metal logos – my 13 picks "

bach said,

7-9-2008 at 04:09:34     

Excelent post hahah very, very good! And almost unbelieverble!
By the way, it’s a beatiful site and it’s too much trouble!

Paul said,

7-10-2008 at 10:23:43     

very inspirational….thank q

omega said,

7-12-2008 at 17:11:28     

glad you like the post :grin:

Klio said,

7-13-2008 at 14:16:57     

Fantastic article! Thanks!

Lankanlycan said,

7-16-2008 at 03:14:01     

:lol: superb post mate! the Korgonthurus logos are just pure hectic haha looking forward to see more :eyes:

Natusch said,

7-24-2008 at 20:42:47     

Logo #5 is backwards… =P

Awesome post anyway, I couldn’t stop laughing!

julian said,

7-29-2008 at 22:35:07     

…they are so brutaaaaaal !
so where be’zuth yoo these daze ?? por qoui..

omega said,

8-23-2008 at 22:24:28     

hey Natusch,
lol thanks for letting me know, now i can actually decypher it!
Flipped it over :grin:

omega said,

8-23-2008 at 22:25:38     

And thanks everyone for checking out my post :)

John said,

10-27-2008 at 13:21:21     

Haha, great post. You’re right, I can’t read a single one of these logos without you telling me what it says.

omega said,

11-2-2008 at 22:24:37     

Yeah John, i don’t think many can read that :lol:

avisioncame said,

12-13-2008 at 04:19:43     

hahaha, awesome. I’m glad my logo made number 3! And, I’m not THAT evil!

omega said,

12-31-2008 at 09:58:19     

Thanks for coming by, Lord Tetrarch, it’s an honor :redsatan:

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1-17-2009 at 01:30:14     

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Uh, le random said,

3-13-2009 at 07:25:26     

Well, In little under five minutes I found the words in Waking the Cadaver’s logo, so I’d have to say that the finnish/tree one would have been my everest-


omega said,

5-2-2009 at 13:38:40     

@Uh, le random – damn, you sure got good vision, i envy you :grin: thanks for commenting!

Puritania said,

8-2-2009 at 15:46:13     

OMD,this site is cool,you gotta make volume II with this.
Awesome site :hmr:

omega said,

11-8-2009 at 19:17:36     

hey Puritania, thanks, i’ll try to make some more funny posts related to BM, i’ve been thinking about this for a while

cawdorgraves said,

11-13-2009 at 05:03:07     

hey I can use another color and show you how to read the Waking the Cadaver logo. but the previous one I can only seem to find the first half of the letters the t and h are a challenge to make out.

THORNS said,

11-27-2009 at 09:14:21     

Very enjoyable post! IBut I don’t understand why you can’ t find the f from the Filii Nigrantium Infernalium logo.. :confused:

SekoIdiootti said,

1-15-2010 at 18:45:01     

I can read almost all of those. Forgotten Land and Absu are the only ones I can’t, lol. I’ve seen (and made) lots of harder to read logos, but these are really awesome logos… And the bands with those logos, also so awesome…!!! (well, not all, but… I won’t say which ones aren’t awesome in my opinion, so I don’t anger anyone, heh)

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