I was listening to music on Pandora this past weekend, enjoying the mix of metal and rock music they selected based upon my musical preferences. I like to rate the music I listen to with Pandora, that way it better hones in on the music I like, and avoids the stuff I don't. After giving my thumbs up or thumbs down to a couple of songs, I noticed something.
Do all (or most) metal bands follow a certain formula or basic concept when designing their logo?
As proof, I offer these ten album covers from some well-known and some not-so-well-known metal bands:
See what I'm getting at? It's like there is some unspoken code among metal band musicians that their logos must contain the same central elements. Sharp, angular shapes at the beginning and end, almost mirror-symmetry... If you were to look up metal band logos further on Google, you'd see even more examples.
I tried to make my own metal band logo, but I found it to be above the skills I have with graphic design currently. Too bad, because the name I had picked (Mnemonic Digression) would have been awesome.
Happy Monday, folks.