^hehe, true...however, a lot of bands within these similar genres seem to be going for a similar look with their album art these days...maybe they're easy, or maybe the bands just think they look cool.
talk about a cover anybody even moderately proficient in photoshop could have thrown together.
I'm so tired of hearing these comments about how easy this or that would be in Photoshop. In the first place a combo of Illustrator and Photoshop was proably used to create the art. Second of all using programs isnt the hard part of design. The hard part is concepting and getting a vision of what would look good and what wouldn't.
Go ahead..create album art for a band that looks even close to as nice as this cover does with your "moderately proficient skills".