Best Iron Maiden Album Covers


The Top Ten

1 Somewhere In Time

The blade runner style is amazing and there are so many references to other Iron Maiden songs and albums in the artwork.

My favourite is the clock saying "23:58"

The most perfect album art, in terms of detail, dimensions, and nostalgia references to stuff related to maiden.

Derek Riggs is a genius. It's a shame the band didn't hold on to him.

Somewhere In Time is the best.I have also seen the original cover.I noticed many links like:

Ancient Mariner Seafood Restaurant-Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Aces High Bar-Aces High
The pyramid's picture looks like the album cover of Powerslave.
Phantom Opera House-Phantom Of The Opera
Live After Death-Blade Runner-Live After Death
The clock saying 23:58-2 Minutes To Midnight
My favourite thing in this album is that Iron Maiden added many links.Up the Irons!

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2 Number of the Beast

The most iconic Iron maiden album covers are from The Number of The Beast, Powerslave, Fear of the Dark, Killers and Piece of Mind.

The best cover for the very best Iron Maiden album. Love it to death!

3 Powerslave

The details are very neat and predominant on this album, and there are a few hidden images/references to previous albums. Granted, Somewhere in Time has way more references, but I find that distracting. This cover is clean and classy!

The Egyptian theme makes Maiden's best album also their best album cover. This cover actually made me think of To Tame a Land when I first saw it (you know the whole desert thing)

This is the definitive image of the best Iron Maiden album, this image passes the power of what you're going to listen.

I Don't Like Iron Maiden But I Have To Admit That This Album And it's Cover Are The Best From Iron Maiden. - 12cc

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4 Killers

Wow. This is a great album cover. It is very creative. I like it a lot and it looks great. Why hasn't anyone commented its so great!

The most remembered Iron Maiden cover of all time..

It's just perfect.

Gotta' love this! The imagining story of the title track after seeing this cover feels amazing! -MaidenReignsHeavyMetal

5 Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind should be much higher. Although it is a very simple cover, it has so many details and I for one love it. UP THE IRONS!

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6 A Matter Of Life And Death

Favorite album and favorite album cover! - ethany

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7 Fear of the Dark

Creepiest cover ever seen! The songs in the album are not that good (except a few) but the cover art surely hooks you up for some time! -MaidenReignsHeavyMetal

Creepiest cover ever seen! The songs in the album art not that (except a few) but the cover art surely hooks you up with the songs! -MaidenReignsHeavyMetal

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8 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

A simple yet beautiful album cover and my most favorite Iron Maiden album cover - BossDj0

Probably, along with Powerslave the most clean and for sure the most surreal of Derek Riggs' work with Maiden
1. Seventh Son
2. Somewhere in Time
3. Live After Death
4. Powerslave

9 Iron Maiden
10 The Trooper (Single)

Top 10 Iron Maiden Album Covers for me:

1) The Trooper (Single)
2) Fear of the Dark
3) Piece of Mind
4) Killers
5) Powerslave
6) Number of the Beast
7) Final Frontier
8) Death on the Road
9) Iron Maiden
10) A Matter of Life and Death

7th son of a 7th son and Aces High (Single) also worth a mention - Leosco

There's a huge painting of this on a wall near where I live. - wolphert

The Contenders

11 Live After Death

Why is this one getting overlooked? Because there's no thumbnail and you forgot? My personal favourite.

I'm not sure if people know that this album exist, that maybe why they haven't vote for it.

Simply the best!

12 The Final Frontier

Best album cover for the best album! - teracom

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13 No Prayer for the Dying
14 Brave New World
15 The Book of Souls

It's simple but I love the presentation of Eddie here.

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16 From the Fear to Eternity
17 Virtual XI

Most people can't see the awesomeness in this album cover. It's not the best, but not bad either.

This cover has a lot of contrast, and it makes it pop

18 The X Factor

This one is just SCARY!

19 Aces High (Single)
20 Wasting Love (Single)
21 Dance of Death

Great music, but crummy album art by Maiden standards...

The cover has many errors but it looks good! - teracom

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22 Run to the Hills
23 Running Free (Single)
24 Stranger In a Strange Land
25 Edward the Great
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1. Somewhere In Time
2. The Trooper (Single)
3. Live After Death
1. Somewhere In Time
2. Killers
3. Powerslave
1. The Trooper (Single)
2. Somewhere In Time
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