Do the people who conceived and designed these metal album covers not care, or do they care too much? It’s not entirely clear, but that’s what makes them so awesome. Behold, the 10 most ridiculous metal album covers of the year.
See also: The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013
A Hiding Place
The next time you feel like doing the ‘siren surrounded by dogs’ gimmick, try to find dogs that actually look threatening. Rather than cuddly.
We Are Here
The use of Satanic imagery and the middle-finger to represent anything remotely cool or threatening is dead and buried, the bloated corpses of each represented by whatever the hell this is.
Thy Kingdom Cum
This attempt to be shocking is somehow just totally whatevs.
These guys wonder why they can’t get a second date.
Most people who try acid for the first time end up scribbling something like this, but the key is not to publish it.
Cool vacation photo.
4. Thunder Tribe
Not the optimal way to have your spirit forever immortalized.
This could have been cool: A warrior standing proud and naked, beholding the giant he just disemboweled. But that bat creature at the top sends it all to shit.
2. Iron Mask
Fifth Son of Winterdoom
This knight-looking thing and his doggies are charged with protecting the Fifth Son of Winterdoom. But what happened to the first four Sons of Winterdoom?
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