As we all expected, the fuzz on new Dream Theater’s album is in the air. The band, and fans, reacted to it. But some not the way the band expected. Take a look:
Imitation is the highest form of flattery, @nytimes 😄 pic.twitter.com/U5HIzsM441
— Dream Theater (@dreamtheaternet) November 26, 2018
“Please sack Hugh Syme. He is lazy sloppy clearly can’t be bothered and is a con artist. The new album cover is literally two stock pictures put together. I hope you didn’t pay him.
“There must be hundreds of artists who would work hard for the opportunity for their work to be seen. Hugh googled ‘Skull and robot hand’ and put them together in MS Paint and got paid. Absolute rubbish.
“One of the ‘pieces’ in the booklet for DT12 still has a f*cking watermark on it from where he stole it off the internet and couldn’t even be bothered removing it. The original front cover of DT12 had a line through the middle of it he tried to hide but people spotted it. Con man.
“You don’t have to keep going back to him just because he did art for Rush.”
Here's the exact stock photo of the hand used on your new album. I hope you never paid your designer for their extremely shoddy work. https://t.co/8oRSe3zRDL
— TANUKI 🇯🇵 1/8 @ 雑に。(MOGRA) (@tanukimusic) November 26, 2018