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Top 50 Album Covers (Updated)


My personal top 50 list.
(In no particular order)

Created by: The Void | 01.10.2011



1. Decrepit Birth - Polarity
2010
2. Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse
2009
3. Blue Öyster Cult - Blue Öyster Cult
1972
4. Joe Satriani - Time Machine
1993
5. Earth - The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull
2008
6. Mastodon - Leviathan
2004
7. Baroness - Blue Record
2009
8. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
1973
9. Burzum - Fallen
2011
10. Cynic - Traced In Air
2008
11. Martyr - Feeding The Abscess
2006
12. High On Fire - Snakes For The Divine
2010
13. Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
2010
14. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2008
15. Opeth - Heritage
2011
16. Warbringer - Worlds Torn Asunder
2011
17. Candlemass - Nightfall
1987
18. Death - Symbolic
1995
19. Dismember - Like An Ever Flowing Stream
1991
20. Enslaved - Vertebrae
2008
21. Entombed - Left Hand Path
1990
22. Fleshgod Apocalypse - Oracles
2009
23. Howl - Full Of Hell
2010
24. Intronaut - Valley Of Smoke
2010
25. Becoming The Archetype - Terminate Damnation
2005
26. Kyuss - Blues For The Red Sun
1992
27. Machine Head - The Blackening
2007
28. Gorguts - The Erosion Of Sanity
1993
29. Månegarm - Vargstenen
2007
30. Mercyful Fate - Don't Break The Oath
1984
31. Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
1991
32. October Tide - A Thin Shell
2010
33. Opeth - Still Life
1999
34. Rainbow - Rising
1976
35. Kylesa - Static Tensions
2009
36. Rush - Moving Pictures
1981
37. The Sword - Gods Of The Earth
2008
38. Suffocation - Souls To Deny
2004
39. Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
1995
40. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1970
41. Paradise Lost - In Requiem
2007
42. Discordance Axis - The Inalienable Dreamless
2000
43. My Dying Bride - The Dreadful Hours
2001
44. Carcass - Symphonies Of Sickness
1989
45. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets
2001
46. Ulver - Bergtatt - Et Eeventyr I 5 Capitler
1995
47. The Faceless - Planetary Duality
2008
48. Meshuggah - Nothing
2002
49. Neuraxis - Imagery
1997
50. Anata - The Conductor's Departure
2006



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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01.10.2011 - 15:03
MechanisT
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Nice collection, especially Esoteric's one.
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01.10.2011 - 15:47
BeastOfMetal456
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Where's Immortal's At The Heart Of Winter?
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01.10.2011 - 15:52
The Void
These are my personal best FOR NOW, i can't know every single album
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02.10.2011 - 15:29
Paradox Lover
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Looks nice, I personally would include Opeth's Morningrise.
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02.10.2011 - 15:40
Kenos
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WHERE'S ALCEST?!

Oh, and I see I'm not the only moron who likes "Heritage"'s cover.
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02.10.2011 - 15:43
Milena
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I see you like a lot of yellow and red ones

Written by [user id=39762] on 02.10.2011 at 15:40

Oh, and I see I'm not the only moron who likes "Heritage"'s cover.


That makes three of us sir
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02.10.2011 - 17:33
The Void
Written by [user id=39762] on 02.10.2011 at 15:40

WHERE'S ALCEST?!

Oh, and I see I'm not the only moron who likes "Heritage"'s cover.


Écailles de Lune? Nice cover!
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02.10.2011 - 17:39
The Void
Written by Milena on 02.10.2011 at 15:43

I see you like a lot of yellow and red ones



I don't like too much Black Metal and black & white covers, with rare exceptions, like the early Ulver
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02.10.2011 - 19:29
@gent_-_orange
Written by [user id=122056] on 01.10.2011 at 15:47

Where's Immortal's At The Heart Of Winter?

Surely you mean Battles in the North?
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02.10.2011 - 20:20
seafood
Deathday 666's album art should be here

Nice list, makes me wonder why there is no "best cover art" category in MS awards. I remember I've seen something like that while listing through past years, but from some year it suddenly ceased to exist.
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02.10.2011 - 20:55
The Void
Written by seafood on 02.10.2011 at 20:20

Deathday 666's album art should be here

Nice list, makes me wonder why there is no "best cover art" category in MS awards. I remember I've seen something like that while listing through past years, but from some year it suddenly ceased to exist.


It would be a nice award, in 2011 there were a lot of amazing covers
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03.10.2011 - 00:59
Milena
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Written by The Void on 02.10.2011 at 17:39

Written by Milena on 02.10.2011 at 15:43

I see you like a lot of yellow and red ones



I don't like too much Black Metal and black & white covers, with rare exceptions, like the early Ulver

Me neither, but I like blue and green or dreamy ones, though my absolute favorites are the early cheesy NWOBHM and similar covers, as well as those done by Travis Smith: http://www.seempieces.com/GalleryFrameset.html
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03.10.2011 - 18:06
soadbyob
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What? no cannibal corpse?
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03.10.2011 - 19:53
The Void
Written by [user id=36287] on 03.10.2011 at 18:06

What? no cannibal corpse?


No thanks
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03.10.2011 - 20:52
Fredd
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Why haven't you included the covers I think are cool?
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03.10.2011 - 21:00
The Void
Written by [user id=114127] on 03.10.2011 at 20:52

Why haven't you included the covers I think are cool?



Because mine are better!
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03.10.2011 - 21:03
Fredd
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Written by The Void on 03.10.2011 at 21:00

Written by [user id=114127] on 03.10.2011 at 20:52

Why haven't you included the covers I think are cool?



Because mine are better!

I have arbitrarily decided (and humanity agreed) that mine are better. Include them now.
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03.10.2011 - 21:07
The Void
Written by [user id=114127] on 03.10.2011 at 21:03

I have arbitrarily decided (and humanity agreed) that mine are better. Include them now.


Of course master, my fault
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04.10.2011 - 21:49
BeastOfMetal456
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Written by @gent_-_orange on 02.10.2011 at 19:29

Written by [user id=122056] on 01.10.2011 at 15:47

Where's Immortal's At The Heart Of Winter?

Surely you mean Battles in the North?

Oh no, wait.... Did I write At The Heart Of Winter? *facepalm*
Battles In The North has the best cover art of all time. It kicks the shit out of Picasso. I'd like to know how designed it so I can praise him all day long. Yeah, praise him.
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05.10.2011 - 02:18
The Void
Dan Seagrave fuckin' rules
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05.10.2011 - 21:15
Koen Smits
Nice List, but
Obituary - Cause Of Death
Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost
Last 3 album covers of Absu
Morbid Angel - AOM
Unleashed - Where Now Life Dwells
Napalm Death - Utopia Banished.....

are some covers that would've been in my list.
Damn, I should make one of my own
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Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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05.10.2011 - 22:29
The Void
Written by Koen Smits on 05.10.2011 at 21:15

Nice List, but
Obituary - Cause Of Death
Skeletonwitch - Beyond The Permafrost
Last 3 album covers of Absu
Morbid Angel - AOM
Unleashed - Where Now Life Dwells
Napalm Death - Utopia Banished.....

are some covers that would've been in my list.
Damn, I should make one of my own


Very nice covers! ...Next update
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05.10.2011 - 22:47
geggia
Very nice job i like it soo much!! opeth rules!!
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06.10.2011 - 14:19
Roro
I like that list
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12.08.2023 - 18:05
Guib
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Very cool list!

Some favs of my own that are not in your list would be:

1. "Unquestionable Presence" by Atheist

2. Most covers made by John Baizley, and other than the Baroness ones Id say "Taste The Sin" by Black Tusk and "Beyond The Permafrost" by Skeletonwitch especially stand out to me.

3. "Faceless" by Godsmack

4. "From Mars To Sirius" by Gojira

5. "Powerslave" by Iron Maiden

6. "Magrudergrind" by Magrudergrind

7. "Reality Hammer" by Sacred Ally

8. "Obscura" by Gorguts

9. "Splatterthrash" by Ghoul

10. "Harmonicraft" by Torche

11. "Hard Times Hanging At The End Of The World" by Children

There's probably more but those are the ones that come to mind right now.
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