Dislike is a Grindcore band from Croatia formed in 1997 – with the main aim “to play classic dis crust beats (Doom, Discharge, Hiatus, …)” according to the band. They are one of the rare bands to use horizontal symmetry in their logo. The general design reminds of Illogicist’s logo while being less orthogonal and adding the symmetry. Thereby being a
Bolt Thrower is a Death Metal band (well, legend) from Coventry, United Kingdom, formed in 1986. The band was founded by bassist Gavin Ward and guitarist Barry Thomson in a Coventry pub toilet during a hardcore punk gig (source). Bolt Thrower has released two demos, eight full length and one live album. Their name actually comes from Warhammer, the popular tabletop war game developed by Games Workshop. The band’s lyrics and artworks are also based on the game (the artworks of Bolt Thrower’s albums even were provided by Games Workshop).
Black Metal logos often follow the same established design guidelines. Among them are a volitional bad legibility, black letter references, satanic or antichristian elements like inverted crosses or pentagrams and dark ornamental elements like thorns or spikes. But one simple form can be found in a lot of these logos: the circle. Of course not always as a complete shape, but rather as a grid the logos are based on.
This logo design is so great I can hardly breathe (well, it might also be the sticky weather). If you would search for a Black Metal logo that combines traditional Black Metal logo elements with modern graphic design trends you will find Der Weg einer Freiheit’s logo design.
Der Weg einer Freiheit is a Black Metal band from Würzburg, Germany, and was formed in 2009. They’ve released their self-produced and self-titled debut in 2009, the EP Agony in 2011 and the latest full length album Unstille in 2012 – both via Viva Hate Records. Their logo was created by Unas, a friend of the band who’s also from Würzburg.
A Hill To Die Upon is a Black Metal band from Monmouth, USA, and was formed in the winter (that’s Black Metal!) of 2004. After a few demos A Hill To Die Upon released their debut album Infinite Titanic Immortal in 2009 via Bombworks Records (amazing album), followed by Omens (also amazing) in May of 2012.