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Great Album Art (part 1)

I'm working towards becoming an artist (the profile picture is a detail of a drawing I did). These are album covers that really inspire me. Recommendations welcome. Doing this in multiple parts so it doesn't get cluttered.
1Alcest
Ecailles De Lune


This looks just as dream-like as the album sounds.
2Isis
Wavering Radiant


Putting aside my Isis fandom, this is just a really well-done cover. It looks very impressionistic. As cliche as it sounds, it reminds me a lot of Van Gogh's Starry Night.
3Toundra
Toundra (II)


Either cover for this one is good, but I particularly like the way the composition is framed here.
4Baroness
Red Album


Half this list is going to be made of Baizley paintings.
5Baroness
Blue Record


This is actually my favorite of Baizley's work.
6Samsara Blues Experiment
Long Distance Trip


I'm a sucker for Gustav Klimt's work, so...
7Joy Division
Unknown Pleasures
8 Muse
Resistance


Terrible, terrible album; good artwork.
9 Battle of Mice
Day of Nights


This looks almost ethereal.
10Knut
Terraformer


Aaron Turner's graphical style's so varied.
11Mastodon
Leviathan


Really, any of their albums could make it on here.
12Eluvium
An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death


Like Roger Dean, if he were less nerdy.
13The Mars Volta
Frances the Mute


Simple, yet paralyzing.
14High on Fire
Death Is This Communion


I would kill for that rough line quality.
15Howl
Full of Hell


Reminds me of a darker Alphonse Mucha.
16Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To


Another really simple piece.
17King Crimson
In The Court of the Crimson King


This has a really claustrophobic feel.
18Pig Destroyer
Phantom Limb


Another Baizley.
19Jesu
Conqueror


This feels almost like a print.
20Slayer
Reign in Blood


This has far more visual immediacy than, say, Cannibal Corpse's art.
21Earth
The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull
22Lights Out Asia
Eyes Like Brontide


Those colors..
23Flying Lotus
Cosmogramma


I didn't find the album to be any good, but I like the cross-hatched feel of this.
24Atheist
Jupiter


Haven't really listened to Atheist, but this is a fantastic cover.
25A Storm of Light
And We Wept the Black Ocean Within


Very lurid use of color.
26Emeralds
Does It Look Like I'm Here?
27Cynic
Traced in Air


The line quality is superb. I love Robert Venosa.
28Cynic
Focus


Same artist.
29Cult of Luna
Eternal Kingdom


The album doesn't really connect for me, but I love the engraved style.
30Converge
Axe to Fall


Jacob Bannon's subject matter is kind of generic, but his process is incredible.
31The Antlers
Hospice


Another really evocative design.
32Neurosis
Times of Grace


This has a very claustrophobic design to it.
33Sunn O)))
Black One


The line quality is incredible.
34Behemoth
Evangelion


Can't say I listen to Behemoth, but I love this style.
35Fake Problems
It's Great to Be Alive


There are some really lurid colors here.
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