Best Metallica Album Covers


The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

I have a massive poster of it, almost as big as my door, on my wall. It's awesome! And an awesome album, might I add...
The artwork is just really a cool concept, and looks cool

It's an epic album with an epic cover...
It rocks

2 ...And Justice for All ...And Justice for All

The best but by the way, the cover of load isn't fire its a mixture of cow blood and semen.

My friend and I LOVE this cover! We also like the songs on the cd too. I like... And Justice for all on it!

I've got a t-shirt with this on it

Love the cover, it goes with the music and what they're about. - dragon13304

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3 Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

Metallica albums(in my opinion)

1. Ride the Lightning
2. Death magnetic
3. And justice for all
4. Kill em all
5. Master of puppets
6. The Black album
7. Load
8. St Anger
9. Reload

the covers

1. Ride the lightning
2. And Justice for all
3. Reload
4. Load
5. Master of Puppets
6. Death Magnetic
7. Kill em all
8. St Anger
9. Black album
9. - TheCallOfKtulu

A very smart art cover which displays the theme of the album; being all alone, surrounded by threats and danger with no-one to help you.

Fade To Black is just awesome, along with Ride The Lightning and For Whom The Bell Tolls. Simply just the best album in Metallica.

The Lightning Making M Letter is cool and Metallica Logo in the up of the picture makes it cool - nooreldeen

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4 St. Anger St. Anger

The artwork represents the concept of the album really well. The song St. Anger and the documentary Some Kind Of Monster tells what is the story behind making this album.

Might not be a great album but good cover - UsernameHere

5 Kill 'Em All Kill 'Em All

I like the cover of Kill 'Em All because it is my favorite colors, (Red, black, and white) and by simply looking at the album cover and the title for a split second you can tell it is pure thrash metal. Also the blood puddle looks like a kid covering his mouth and saying "SHHH" or a kid picking his nose. - Kytotoxic

Its just real Metallica. That cover really describes early years of Metallica.

The first Metallica album I bought. The cover is great - Alexandr

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6 Metallica (The Black Album) Metallica (The Black Album)

I love minimalism, and I love this album. It looks really good, especially with "metallica" writed like cutted, is exactly like the music, dark and dense.

A stunning mix of hard metal and rock. Showcases the brilliant musicianship of one of the best bands of all time.

7 Death Magnetic Death Magnetic

The album cover looks more modern than the other album

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8 Load Load

The cover of Load shows sperm and blood. These are liquids of life. So this cover goes back to the roots of life and to the roots of Metal.
These roots are Blues and Hard Rock.
The Load cover makes a lot of sense

It's blood and jizz, together in one image.
What's there not to like in this album cover?

It's not fire, it's blood and jizz! It is actually a piece of "art" created by some weirdo dude.

Great cover made by Andres Serrano.

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9 Reload Reload

Most of you don't know this, but this has "Piss and Blood" On the album cover. I just find this better then the "Semen and Blood". - Mumbizz01

10 S&M S&M

The Contenders

11 Garage, Inc. Garage, Inc.
12 Metal Up Your Ass V 1 Comment
13 Lulu Lulu
14 The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited
15 Some Kind of Monster Some Kind of Monster
16 Hardwired...To Self-Destruct Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
17 Power Metal

Looks more like an Iron Maiden cover without the Eddie, and with a Metallica Logo.

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Top Remixes (8)

1. St. Anger
2. Kill 'Em All
3. Metallica (The Black Album)
1. Ride the Lightning
2. Master of Puppets
3. Death Magnetic
1. ...And Justice for All
2. Master of Puppets
3. Death Magnetic

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