Album Art of the Week: August Burns Red – ‘Lost Messengers: The Outtakes’
The jumble of curves and beiges seen in the hands may look confusing from afar, but there is a definite purpose behind the image on August Burns Red’s release of ‘Lost Messengers: The Outtakes [EP]’.
Meant as an aesthetic companion piece to the art on August Burns Red’s previous release, ‘Messengers,’ Ryan Clark at the workhorse Invisible Creature tells Noisecreep, “The original cover features a similar image, but the candle is lit. The hand holding the candle symbolizes a messenger from long ago, that would likely travel by candle light at night. Instead of holding the candle in an ordinary fashion, we used the palm of the hand as the foundation, as if the message itself were growing from the messenger’s hand.”