I like this poster, and i was there for the thought process, and saw it being built.
I like the concept for this poster, ill agree its a little subtle and sort of artsy. I dont like high on fire, so i cant argue it from a fans stand point, but i think that this is unique enough to stand out brillantly against the rest of the shit that albuquerque is putting out there right now.
I would also like to bring up this poster: http://gigposters.com/posters.php?poster=26839 its a poster that Darren Grealish did for Modest Mouse, which i think would be more of an arty band, and he handled it in what i would concider a metal or at least more hardcore fashion. A lot of people commented positivly about that poster, and noted that it had NOTHING to do with modest mouse. Even artsy designers liked it.
So howcome metal style can work for artsy bands, but an artsy style can not work for metal bands?