The popular corporate and brand identity review blog, Brand New, posted an article a while back on logo designs and branding of the music and sub-culture of metal music.
While these are obviously not everyone’s cup of tea, some of the feedback on the metal logos was a little unexpected. Many of the readers of Brand New are design savvy, and as a result the comments and conversations are usually fairly constructive. Not this time.
Here are a few examples of the logo designs in question:
Many readers who by there own admission have no interest or understanding of the genre, were quick to dismiss the entire thing as “a garbled mess”. While a few enthusiasts were quick to rise to their defence, most seemed keen to condemn without a second thought.
What do you think?
Obviously they’re not for everyone, but then they were never meant to be.