This one seems a little weak, to be honest. I think the head-on, near-symmetrical approach and blatant photo of a cathedral in the middle is what's wrong here, as well as the lack of detail in the wings. The proportions of the girl's body are also pretty off. The face doesn't quite belong.
Probably looks better when it's the size of a CD case.
On the other hand, this piece is already quite crammed, making it smaller probably does not help much. Agreeing with you, though. You're right about the face - that's the kind of thing I'd expect on a Metalcore album cover, but not a Brutal Death Metal one.