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andrew_metalhead
07-04-2010, 06:32 AM
I hope you enjoy this! :)

http://metalassault.com/Lists/Best_Metal_Covers/01.php

BTW I should have titled the thread 'best metal album covers' because that's what it is.

daimonos
07-04-2010, 07:01 AM
I dunno if you wanted other people to come up with lists or not, but here's mine, in alphabetical order:

Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Behemoth - Evangelion
Behemoth - Zos Kia Cultus (Here and Beyond)
Cannibal Corpse - Butchered at Birth
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Death - Symbolic
Decapitated - Organic Hallucinosis
Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Enslaved - Vertebrae
High on Fire - Surrounded by Thieves
Immortal - At the Heart of Winter
Impaled Nazarene - All That You Fear
Machine Head - The Blackening
Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick
Opeth - Still Life
Rush - A Farewell to Kings
Slayer - Hell Awaits
Sleep - Sleep's Holy Mountain
Strapping Young Lad - City
Suffocation - Souls to Deny
Vital Remains - Icons of Evil

andrew_metalhead
07-04-2010, 07:05 AM
^

Nice!!

Crionics
07-04-2010, 07:07 AM
Nice list, but I think some of these should have made it too.

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9156/32564211520135a7fafb.jpg (http://img5.imageshack.us/i/32564211520135a7fafb.jpg/)

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/584/mayhemdemysteriisdomsat.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/mayhemdemysteriisdomsat.jpg/)

http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/2930/3200046870d564c6c265.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/3200046870d564c6c265.jpg/)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/6554/85sevenchurches.jpg (http://img291.imageshack.us/i/85sevenchurches.jpg/)

http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3039/slayerfulldiscography2.jpg (http://img149.imageshack.us/i/slayerfulldiscography2.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/133/b000eotepo.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/b000eotepo.jpg/)

But I def agree with Powerslave :powerslav

DethMaiden
07-04-2010, 07:13 AM
Pretty good list, happy to see Killers so high as I still think despite being re-printed way too many places that's the coolest Eddie.

My two favorite metal covers are Mastodon's "Leviathan" and Mercyful Fate's "Don't Break the Oath". Both exceedingly simple covers with one stark image that tells you exactly what kind of music is contained inside, and just makes you go "Whoa, awesome."

Wizzbang11
07-04-2010, 08:00 AM
I'd have included:
http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q177/SwampSlimer/Death%20Metal/Autopsy-MentalFuneral.jpg
http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/28765.jpg
http://www.metallibrary.ru/bands/discographies/images/bolt_thrower/pictures/89_realm_of_chaos.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vY8I5HvOvk8/SezXsAOxO_I/AAAAAAAAFTI/HtrkUYM2jbo/s400/Kristian%2520W%25C3%25A5hlin%2520-%2520Dismember%2520-%2520Massive%2520killing%2520capacity.jpg

Altars of Madness I think is easily the coolest Morbid Angel cover (and release.)

youngandaspiring
07-04-2010, 09:23 AM
I admit I lol everytime I see Morningrise appear on any list. I think it's great that Opeth make an album title that men can relate to.

That said, my favourite metal album cover:

http://viagensoniricas.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/judas_priest_painkiller_cover.jpg

andrew_metalhead
07-04-2010, 09:25 AM
I admit I lol everytime I see Morningrise appear on any list. I think it's great that Opeth make an album title that men can relate to.

That said, my favourite metal album cover:

http://viagensoniricas.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/judas_priest_painkiller_cover.jpg

Lol. I just love that Opeth cover.

And yeah Painkiller was in that list but I decided against it in the end.

youngandaspiring
07-04-2010, 09:29 AM
Lol. I just love that Opeth cover.

And yeah Painkiller was in that list but I decided against it in the end.
Choosing The System has Failed over Painkiller is blasphemy. :mad:

Did you have a good time at the Maiden show?

andrew_metalhead
07-04-2010, 09:34 AM
Choosing The System has Failed over Painkiller is blasphemy. :mad:

Did you have a good time at the Maiden show?

TSHF is fucking epic :P

And yes, needless to say, I had an amazing time at Maiden :D

Indestructible
07-04-2010, 09:36 AM
My number One album cover is Burnt Offerings by Iced earth
http://www.icedearth.com/discography/c_burntreissue_400.jpg

DethMaiden
07-04-2010, 09:37 AM
My number One album cover is Burnt Offerings by Iced earth
http://www.icedearth.com/discography/c_burntreissue_400.jpg

I always thought the devil on that cover was fucking lame looking. Conceptually cool, poorly executed.

youngandaspiring
07-04-2010, 09:38 AM
My number One album cover is Burnt Offerings by Iced earth
http://www.icedearth.com/discography/c_burntreissue_400.jpg
Pretty sure that ain't the original. Iced Earth covers always rule although the music doesn't always.

andrew_metalhead
07-04-2010, 09:39 AM
Pretty sure that ain't the original. Iced Earth covers always rule although the music doesn't always.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/BurntOfferings.jpg

elturtleboy
07-04-2010, 10:46 AM
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/ca1bb9249a811df71dc8a9dce0f4b7d1/50693.jpg
:rocker:

mankvill
07-04-2010, 11:05 AM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8761/attachmentyq.jpg

mankvill
07-04-2010, 12:03 PM
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/8761/attachmentyq.jpg

how is AWK's "I Get Wet" cover banned by Imageshack?!

b_halperin
07-04-2010, 12:18 PM
Some of my favorites:

http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/dahlia_newdeflorate.jpg

http://www.cmdistro.com/images/xlarge/24871.jpg

http://ironbonehead.de/shop/cover/1220deathusscreambloodygorelp320100115.jpg

http://www.notre-dame.se/CASE-HISTORY/Cannibal%20Corpse/2_cannibal_c_butchered.jpg

http://www.crystaleyes.net/images/crystaleyes_2000121101.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Q0RIUEKrwmI/SAo-2dZsk5I/AAAAAAAAAWM/BCB_dXrsoDI/s400/Evildead_Annihilation+of+civilization.jpg

JLRedWing13
07-04-2010, 12:20 PM
If I made a top 25, there would definitely be at least one Death cover.

evildeadjedi
07-04-2010, 01:10 PM
Here are some I liked:

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/nightfallinmiddleearth.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/clutch.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/tomegatherion.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/symbolic.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/nightside.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/thedarksaga.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/liveafterdeath.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/asunthatneversets.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/blackwaterpark.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/imaginarysonicscape.jpg

http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/apocalypticcity.jpg

Crionics
07-04-2010, 01:42 PM
Damn Jedi those are too big...(THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID!!:D)

Oh and I can't post a pic, but Fuck Me Jesus by Marduk is a great one. :naughty:

daimonos
07-04-2010, 04:04 PM
Oh and I can't post a pic, but Fuck Me Jesus by Marduk is a great one. :naughty:

Forgot about that one. But yes, it is listworthy.

JLRedWing13
07-04-2010, 06:44 PM
Big covers on the last page are big.