Amazing the fun you can have with an exposure still. Could there be a more stripped way to convey fear while doing it in cheeky fashion? Say what you will, these creepy little kids wearing Venom tanks on Possessed are freaking unnerving. Call 'em Children of the Goddamned.
The original cut of Possessed was as naked, stark and intentionally banal as its cover. Venom made a lark out of satanism and this cover is just as smarmy as "Hellchild" or "Satanachrist" from the album. I've always wondered who's kids took the honor for this shot and what they're like now as adults.
Parody and jokes aside, this cover is fucked up, metally-speaking.