One day later …
I asked my friends on Facebook which version they liked best. Most of them agreed that this time around, I actually improved upon the original design. One of them thought it would look even better if the skull were similarly colored to the rest of the logo. I indulged him, by trying it out (see below). Reactions to this one were very favorable.
I, however, thought that it would look better if all the letters were partly colored yellow, as seen below. This has the benefit that the semi-realistic details of the skull don’t get washed out. Not only that, the color gradient makes for more vibrant, almost fiery lettering.
One this matter, too, your feedback would be most welcome and helpful. So leave a comment to let me know what you think, and don’t hesitate to let me know what you like and what you don’t like.