Albums Filtered Through The Prism

How do your favourite albums come out when filtered through the prism?

Do you, like me, love art but are shackled to the confines of mere appreciation due to an excessive case of gumby handedness? Every time you’ve ever tried to express your “artistic side”, the results resemble what would happen if a particularly flabby sumo wrestler sat on a freshly prepared palette and proceeded to violently drag his arse over the canvas like a stray dog suffering an aggressive worm infestation.

Maybe you can draw, but suffer a severe lack of inspiration? You have the skills, but when you try and push something out you end up feeling like a decrepit 73 year old. One who has been force-fed a steady diet of gouda in some kind of twisted Dutch retirement home, thus clogging the only outlet for daily enjoyment, which consisted of dropping a satisfying and unflushed grunt in the communal bingo hall toilet after yet another humiliating defeat at the hands of Ruth and Cecil. Everyone knows those fucks are cheating. Soon they’ll pay.

Either way, I’m sure most of you are also burdened with the curse of the bourgeois. Well, today we get to pretend. Today we can taste a sliver of the sweet satisfaction that comes with artistic expression. Kinda. Ever wonder what it would be like had Fuseli lived long enough to have dabbled in Cubism during the post-Picasso era? What if Paul Romano carved an Escher-esque series of linocuts? Wonder no more. Bruegel through a mosaic? Repka doing anything other than cartoons? This app can take you there.

The electronic world in 2016 is rife with a plethora of apps for all sorts of things, most of which are either inane, user-hostile, merely a vehicle for marketing or just completely fucking useless. Prisma decided to turn the industry on its head by being both easy to use and actually worthwhile, something other companies had not previously considered. Sometime last year I caught wind of the Deep Dream feature which our silicon overlords Google were offering. After seeing a couple of cool examples that reminded me of some of the psychedelic artwork I enjoy critiquing from my fetid throne of ignorance, I decided to make a few for fun. Ever the workhorse, Dubya thought it would be a cool idea to turn our enjoyment into work by throwing some of our favourite album art through the machine and creating an article about it. Turns out Deep Dream took approximately 6 days per image to essentially cover everything with dog’s eyes. Why? Because even a machine can tell doggos and puppers are objectively better than cats. Well, Prisma is quick, and can do much more. Prisma is essentially a bunch of filters that let you replicate some of your favourite styles of art. And I fucking love it.

So when I awoke this morning and showed Joe and Dubs the results of my early experimentation chucking images through the prism, Dubya immediately suggested we try the album covers again, and guess what? It rules. I subsequently spent a few hours trialling different covers with different filters. As you will see, some covers were only conducive to certain filters, and some looked amazing regardless of the filter used. There were of course, some album covers for which nothing could be done to salvage them in any way. However, I won’t post any of those. Well, maybe just one…

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We even dropped some albums created by Toilet ov Hell community members through the Prism –

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Some album covers were nearly impossible to ruin (click to enlarge) –

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While others, were just terrible no matter which filter they were fed through (NSFW)-

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Published on: July 28, 2016

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  • Mosh Hoff

    I thought I forgot to take my meds there for a second.

  • Super Nintendo Chalmers

    Yo, dick warning for those of us browsing this at work like the squares we are.

    • BobLoblaw

      Dicks ahoy!

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      It’s only a cartoon pee pee

  • Eliza

    These look so pretty! :3 Except for the last two, obviously.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Oh, heck yes. These look freaking rad!!!!!
    I wouldn’t mind having prints of a few of them.

  • Lacertilian

    These were the trial runs I spoke of, a mate’s Blue Heeler pup and one of my lizards went through too.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Little Cobby is looking good

    • That Lizard is sophisticated as fuck.





    • Lacertilian

      Welcome to the toilet!

      • Thanks! I have never really lurked before, I just usually post off topic nonsense. Pretty much since day one!


  • Really fucking rad!

  • God damn does Turbid North fucking rule.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I could not agree more!

  • BobLoblaw

    I wonder wear those ropes attached to the hand angrily gripping that turgid member lead.

    • Jerker of Puppets

      • Or should that be Masturbator of Puppets

      • BobLoblaw

        Jerk em’ all

      • BobLoblaw

        “The house Jackin off built” from their seminal album “Load”

        Literally the best I could do.

        • Jerk the Lightning?

          • Lacertilian

            You two are both just shooting Disposable Heroes here.

          • BobLoblaw

            Carpe Diem BB.

          • BobLoblaw

            All within my hands
            Bad seed
            Those dont even need to be touched

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Pull ’em All

    • BobLoblaw

      Pretty sure Keith has the righ idea.

    • CyberneticOrganism


  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    These are all really really good

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Here’s one of my boy (corpse paint by Pagliacci)

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Baby Diamond

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    • Lacertilian

      Dude, I should have done Earth Rocker!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Two steps ahead of you

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          And another

        • Lacertilian

          So after a few attempts it becomes more apparent which filters will suit which art, I found there were 3 or 4 that worked really well with blue and red/orange covers.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Yeah, I’m starting to notice that as well. And which ones work better if you want to keep some of the detail intact

          • Lacertilian

            Earth Rocker might be one of those all-rounders by the looks of it!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            There are a few that are kinda eh, but for the most part it is working fairly well

  • Apparently MS Paint is not the correct tool for this job?

    plz hlp, thx

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      GL, you made me laugh more than i should have. Thank you.

      • At least the fucking prism is right side up. If it had ended up upside down, I am not sure we would have made it.

    • Guppusmaximus

      The Dark Side of the Dokken m/ m/

  • Hubert

    I had no idea the mysterious entity that created Sequestered Keep was a member of the toilet!

    • Hans Müller

      Me neither. Or Slugdge, for that matter.

  • Lacertilian

    Dammit, I’ve been using this thing all day without a single problem. As soon as I post saying it’s fast, this happens..(rfi)

    • Hans Müller

      Clogged ‘er up good.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Haha, me too!


    • CT-12

      Nearly pissed my pants with that Metallica artwork, kudos hahaha

  • Stockhausen

    Those are rad. Mastodon, Turbid North, Zhrine, and Sequestered Keep tickled several of my fancies.

    • Lacertilian

      I’ll send you the other versions I saved of your cover. It gave some nicely diverse results.

      • Stockhausen

        Excellent. I dug the one you had in the post, I’m interested to see others.

        • Lacertilian


  • Hans Müller

    Sinmara looks awesome!

    • Stockhausen

      This man speaks true.

  • BRO! This is super duper cool ok.

    My favorites are Megakek, Sleep, Lotus Thief, Scab, Sequestered Keep and Horrendous.

  • RustyShackleford

    Shit! This is sick! I need to start waking up earlier. Yep.

  • Somebody do MF Doom’s Born Like This cover for me. That seems like a good fit for this app.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I’m trying to, but my phone is acting up

      • Cool, I’ll try tonight if you can’t get it

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    Here’s two I did.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Such Ancient Dreams…

  • Guppusmaximus

    Tales of Sand Art Creation… *hue hue*

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Can’t download the app at the moment, but I’d love to see what this one looks like

    • Guppusmaximus

      I used Deep Dream {SnailGrinder}

      • CyberneticOrganism


  • Waynecro

    Man, this is super bad ass! Back when I was in college (and you had to walk uphill both ways in the snow to get anywhere), we had to had to use Illustrator to trace photos so we could make them look like art from well-known artists. I made a band photo of Emperor look like a Van Gogh painting, and that shit took forever. I bet a bunch of kids these days just use apps. Fuckin’ butt-hurt millennials and their cheater phones!

  • Dagon

    I just laughed super loud looking at the bottom of the article on my phone and the assisting physician now thinks I look at dicks on my phone for amusement.

    I mean, we all do that, but he didn’t need to actually see it.

    • more beer

      He’s a doctor he has seen dicks before.

  • sweetooth0

    man that is one fierce grip on that cock in the Metallica one.

  • I knew this was you, Lzzzrd, just based on the selection alone. How did I miss this article? Have I been asleep? Or at work? Or both?

    (Sinmara FTW)