Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Page 2 of 6

Abigail 2.jpg
20. King Diamond Abigail II: The Revenge (2002) Every good horror movie gets a sequel, so naturally the classic 1987 concept album exploring timeless macabre themes has one too. The woman standing at the gates of the haunted house here is Abigail, grown-up now, but a mere child when she survived the horrors of the first album's story.

19. Iron Maiden Killers (1981) Iron Maiden's famous mascot Eddie has been terrorizing the band's album covers and live shows for over thirty years. He has been to outer space, Egypt, hell, and the future. He has never been more menacing than here, ready to kill anyone who walks down the wrong alley.

18. Bruce Dickinson Accident of Birth (1997) For most of his solo career, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson didn't attempt to top Eddie with his album covers. But this jester puppet -- nicknamed "Edison" -- is fucking creepy. Depicting Edison popping out of a man's stomach wielding a spiked-nail club, this album cover, belonging to the U.K. release, was deemed too graphic for U.S. consumption.

Acid Bath When The Kite String Pops.jpg
17. Acid Bath When The Kite String Pops (1996) We know that Freddy Krueger is not going to invade our dreams and kill us in our sleep. So real-life horror can be even more terrifying. The cover for this mid-'90s sludge-metal release consists of a painting of serial killer John Wayne Gacy's alter-ego Pogo The Clown, painted by Gacy himself.


Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 24, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation