The 13th Floor

The 13 Scariest Heavy Metal Album Covers [NSFW]

Since the dawn of rock and roll, there have been detractors who heard the devil in the music. Years later the offshoot “heavy metal” began to take shape and officially embraced the idea of horror in popular music, featuring disturbing lyrics, confrontational themes and Grand Guignol album covers that many well-intentioned parents wouldn’t even allow in their house. It was these albums that made metal feel dangerous to both naysayers and the avid fan base alike, and helped forged a bond between the lovers of the macabre and the lovers of banging one’s head.

The history of heavy metal is rife with these incredible album covers. Many of them are morbid, and many are willfully obscene. Today we throw up the horns in celebration of the scariest heavy metal album covers we could find in our collections. This is the artwork that even freaks us out, from instilling the basic chills to making us want to puke.

And let us commence shouting at the devil with…

 

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