Best Metallica Album Covers


The Top Ten

1 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

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

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

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

Stands out from the others.

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3 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.

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

I just noticed the "M" written with the lightning. That's cool!

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4 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


Didn't notice that, now I see it. Makes the album cover cooler to me. - Skullkid755

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5 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

I love this cover. Angry, and mean.

6 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

The album cover looks more modern than the other album

looks sophisticated and sexy

8 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

Ok its got jizz on it, so just based on that its number one. It may not their be best cd, but definitely best cd cover.

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

At first I didn't think that was a good mixture but visitor who said "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", you made me appreciate the cover more. - Skullkid755

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9 S&M
10 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

The Contenders

11 Metal Up Your Ass

Legend has it, there will be metal up your arse after going to the toilet. - Mumbizz01


12 Garage, Inc.
13 Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

-Awesome cover, and the fact that there's 3/4 variants of it is cool as well, I personally prefer the one to the left.

14 Some Kind of Monster

This isn't an album dumbasses! - ItsLeAshton

Lookjs great

15 The $5.98 E.P. Garage Days Re-Revisited

It the best album

16 Lulu
17 Power Metal

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

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