Ten of the best metal album covers

Here’s our selection of iconic metal album cover designs that have influenced many of the artists we’ve spoken to here. Listen to a playlist of these on Spotify at bit.ly/hfke99 – and turn it up loud!

Baroness, Red by John Dyer Baizley

Emperor, In The Nightside Eclipse by Kristian Wahlin

Iron Maiden, Powerslave by Derek Riggs

Judas Priest, Screaming for Vengeance by Doug Johnson

Kylesa, Static Tension by John Dyer Baizley

Megadeth, Peace Sells.... but Who’s Buying? by Ed Repka

Metallica, Master of Puppets by Don Brautigam

Motorhead, Motorhead by Joe Petagno

Sepultura, Arise by Michael Whelan

Slayer, Reign In Blood by Larry Carroll