This is my montage of CD covers, I chose 11 different covers from various artists to look at, all of which are very different and all represent the artists in different ways.
A Day To Remember: Homesick The colour scheme on this CD cover is quite dark and the colours are quite deep, the picture on the front shows the silhouette of a person walking through an overgrown area. The way the plant are growing over the band name make it seem like quite a dark image, and the picture almost gives the sense of someone being lost which fits in with the title of the album: “homesick”. This cover represents the band as quite a dark band, which fits well with their genre of music as they are a rock band, it represents the band as they are with the difference of colour and darkness as they have louder, heavier moments to their album but also lighter moments.
Hollywood Undead: Swan Songs The use of an image of the artists on this album cover works well, it shows the whole band, against a fairly plain background, the colour of the masks and clothing against the background makes the band stand out. The band are a rap/rock band from America, and this CD cover represents them well with the upside-down skyscraper skyline at the top of the CD cover and the band at the bottom with the bold print of the title in the middle breaking up the two images. It is also quite a stereotypical image for a rap band with the intimidating figures of the band on the front cover.
Killswitch Engage: As Daylight Dies This CD cover is quite an angry image, the use of half a skull and half a face with shattered glass across the front of it creates quite a sinister image, possibly referring to death and destruction, which is a theme that runs through quite a few of the songs in the album. The band is quite a heavy rock band and this cover shows that as it quite a stereotypical cover for that genre, often no pictures of the band itself. I think the cover represents the band well and attracts the kind of audience they would have with the use of a broken image and the skull.
Limp Bizkit: Collected The colour’s used on this CD cover, shows an aggressive side to the band, the blocks of red, black and white used. The graffiti style of it shows a rebellious style, with the spray-painted image of the front man of the band as the main feature of the cover wearing a red hat which is his trademark clothing. The songs they write are often quite angry songs and are about things they don’t like in society so this is the kind of cover you would expect from the band. It is a good representation of them.
Rise Against: Appeal To Reason This CD cover is quite a busy CD cover, there are lots of images on it which are mostly black and red which stands out against the yellow background. The images are all quite political, which fits into the way the band represent themselves; the man in a suit with a gas mask on saluting, the pawn standing alone, the gun being fired, the baby on the end of a plug and the upside-down cow with a target on it and the barbed wire, all show the bands views on things, they are anti-war and are vegetarian and often work with the “meats not green” campaigns. The cover seems quite hostile with the dark colours and the use of red, which is often used to represent anger, which fits well with the content of the album.
Senses Fail: Still Searching This image on this CD cover is quite eye catching, the use of colour is like that of a horror movie cover. The red of the eye works and stands out well against the greens, blacks and beiges of the face and background and the red and white of the text is boldly visible against the background. The cover represents the band well, as they are a screamo/rock band and the cover is fairly stereotypical of that type of band, the dark imagery with the bold text.