Best Iron Maiden Album Covers


The Top Ten

1 Somewhere In Time

This is a boring painting - CygnusX99

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.

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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 Killers

This one looks great. I love the expression and Eddie's pose. - CharismaticKat

Is this Eddie female? - Alkadikce

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..

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4 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.

Along with Somewhere In Time, Killers, and the Number of the Beast, it's just as awesome as the music on the album.

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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!

An album cover that one, quite simply, cannot forgot.

6 Fear of the Dark

Eddie in a tree. That looks really cool and scary at the same time. - Userguy44

Imagine you’re walking in the forest at midnight. You look up and you see Eddie as a tree monster. That’s unsettling.

The eddie on tree classic

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

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7 A Matter Of Life And Death

Favorite album and favorite album cover! - ethany

Wow a WWII tank. Great.

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 The Final Frontier

I just love how much detail there is

Best album cover for the best album! - teracom

This album cover is so cool. - Oliwally

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The Contenders

11 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

12 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!

13 Brave New World
14 No Prayer for the Dying

Really cool cover, album itself is sub par though

15 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

16 The Book of Souls

Amazing album!

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

17 From the Fear to Eternity
18 Stranger In a Strange Land
19 The X Factor

Scariest cover ever

This one is just SCARY!

20 Dance of Death

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

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

This album cover is s**t.
The only reason I voted is to tell everyone that this cover art sucks.
How is it that some of you think that it "looks good"?!?!
Because you have mental disorders, that's why.

21 Aces High (Single)
22 Wasting Love (Single)
23 Running Free (Single)
24 Run to the Hills
25 Edward the Great
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1. Somewhere In Time
2. The Trooper (Single)
3. Live After Death
1. Killers
2. Somewhere In Time
3. The Final Frontier
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