Best Metallica Album Covers


The Top Ten

1 ...And Justice for All

I personally love this cover because it's well made

Best cover...and best album!

So much thought went into making this cover. The statue of Lady Justice crumbling away, dollar bills spilling out of the scales makes this cover extremely symbolic, and I give it an extremely slight edge over Master of Puppets. Both great album covers, though.

Best album in my opinion

2 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

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

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

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

I think this is the best album art of all the metallia album'

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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 really enjoy this album because you have Enter Sandman Nothing Else Matters And The Unforgiven great album

Please no step on snek - awesomedp900

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

I don't like when covers look so "modern" but this is so good

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?

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

9 Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Recognizable and original cover

The colors are perfect, they show a contained implosion and an array of faces that scream mental breakdown. As if multiple personalities are struggling to leave one mind so the fight leads ferocious mitosis. This describes the inner struggle of an ailing mind more than well. My favorite design on a shirt as it speaks to me.

-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.

10 S&M

The Contenders

11 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

12 Metal Up Your Ass

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


13 Garage, Inc.
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 Power Metal

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

17 Lulu

This isn't an official Metallica album - Sabbath

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