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Ten Worst Album Covers From Otherwise Great Bands

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In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.

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1. robw writes:

"....and dragonforce" thats awesome.

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Psycho' writes:

I'd say the worst one of the ten would be " Wolf"

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

What? "Born Too Late" is a classic cover, and I've always loved the "Domination" cover - "Where The Slime Live" realized. Others were a good laugh though, that Razor album is great but the cover is...

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

I saw something like this recently covering all of music. But most of them couldn't touch these horrible ones! That wolf one was a great laugh.

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Jamez writes:

The Wolf one was excellent. :)

Although this was a fantastic display of very bad taste, I´d still say the worst album cover must be Metallica´s "Black Album".
Why? Worse than a bad cover is a simple old theft:
Spinal Tap came up with the Black album cover back in 1984. Lars and the boys waited for 7years to snake it

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalfan653 writes:

the pantera one i thought was the funniest lol

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Me@tC@ke13 writes:

Manowar's "Anthology" needs to be on the list!

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 3:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. n0thinghead writes:

WTF is THAT... thing on the riot album??? lmao!!

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. jayballer14 writes:

did anyone else notice the top 100 metal albums of the week to the right of the page? wtf is up with that! things they classify as metal these days... tisk tisk

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. zMETALlica writes:

jamez: lol and then they start suing fans for copyright infringement. I thought about that after seeing spinal tap again recently...

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jackrum writes:

Dance of Death is a truely disgusting piece from maiden.. doesnt help that its possibly their worst album too

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 6:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Jenny writes:

...
wow.

Post 8: That's EXACTLY what I thought!

Helloween hurts the eyes a ton. Don't mind 'Shotgun Justice', and I actually love the 'Domination' cover; I think it's cool.

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 6:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wilco writes:

did think the halloween is the worst looks like a gay pride party song theme


but riot come on its clasic almost a cult thing

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 7:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RememberMetal? writes:

Funny but I've seen worse...

The Wolf cover reminds me of the animation--if you can call it that--from the old Monty Python sh**.

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. americanpatriot1 writes:

Jackrum, I think that honor goes to No Prayer For The Dying.

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. snake15 writes:

How about Metallica's hairy hole album cover That should have made the list, hahahaa I Love Dragonforces album cover That's Great art..

# Sep 11, 2009 @ 11:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. warlock writes:

Maiden shouldn't have p***ed off Derek Riggs years ago so they could still have kick a** covers. Riggs would come up with all of the ideas for the covers and paint them, then Maiden would tell everybody that they came up with all of the ideas and Riggs just painted what they told him to. A-holes.

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 12:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. SHREDDER13 writes:

"Domination" and "Shotgun Justice" shouldn't have been in that list.

The Wolf and Riot album covers are dangerously cheesy.

\,,l "Born On The Bayou" by CCR l,,/

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 1:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. BoltThrower writes:

I kinda like Morbid Angel's album cover. It's Zepplin-esque.

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 6:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

There's something about the Razor cover that I quite like. Reminds of like an old Mega Drive game or something. It is poor for an album cover though. And I'll agree with AP1, No Prayer For The Dying is easily Maiden's worst album.

A friend of mine pointed out that Killing Is My Business... should have been in this list. I gotta say that I agree with him there! Pickle jars and ketchup indeed!

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 7:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. KickAssDuke writes:

I agree with Cynic, I have always thought the "Domination" cover was cool.

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 10:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. spiral_architect writes:

the cover of guns n roses chinese democracy should have made this list. what does a bicycle with a woven basket have to do with metal? with anything??

the worst iron maiden cover and album is for virtual xi.

now listening to: derek and the dominoes "layla"

# Sep 12, 2009 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. n0thinghead writes:

g'n'r is NOT metal.

# Sep 14, 2009 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Hammerheart writes:

I don't get what's so bad about the cover for Morbid Angel's "Domination" either. I think it's a great cover.

Some of the other ones were dangerously cheesy, though.

# Sep 22, 2009 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. tankakern writes:

Too bad the Dragonforce album is on there. The artist, Andrew Jones is utterly amazing.

# Sep 23, 2009 @ 5:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Child_Of_Bodom writes:

How about cannibal corpse's 06 release KILL that was a f***in weak attempt.

# Sep 24, 2009 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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