The client wants a logotype for a heavy metal band with industrial influences, using, in their words, "Like those heavy metal letters, but that stand out".
Note, the 'x' and the 'z' are not done yet (along with lots of other things).
I've decided to design it as a font, so it can be used for posters, etc. There are no curves, just angles. I've attempted to create "beefy" stroke proportions that allude to low-grade machine pressing. To avoid a volksy look, the bottom and top angles are varied to meet body centers at matching vertical points.
1. Does this seem to fit the bill (metal, industrial)?
2. Is it too similar to any common faces?
3. Any ideas for the z, or references?
I've been staring at it so long now that It's difficult to detach.