Top Ten Classic Rock Album Covers that Would Be Great Metal Album Covers

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The Top Ten

1 Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

Yes, looks like a Judas Priest album cover - Metal_Treasure

Metal_Treasure exactly. - somekindofaguy

Yup I agree even it sequels Bat Out of Hell II and III look like Metal album covers - christangrant

What's more metal than a scary creature riding out of hell with its monster headed motorcycle while a bat statue burning in the background and all of this under blood red skies above a cemetary? I guess nothing.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Traditional Heavy Metal - somekindofaguy

2 Demons and Wizards - Uriah Heep

Very good guesses, somekindofaguy. Creative list - Metal_Treasure

The title is pretty self-explanatory.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Progressive/Power Metal - somekindofaguy

3 Pyromania - Def Leppard

Album cover is so metal and I agree it would be best for thrash metal (ex., Metallica's Seek & Destroy as a single with this cover) - Metal_Treasure

Many people think It's a NWOBHM album, but It's not. It's a hard rock album at the best. Though the songs aren't that heavy. Nevermind, It's not about the genre, it's about the album cover, which is quite good for metal.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Thrash Metal - somekindofaguy

4 Greatest Hits - Molly Hatchet

Absolutely. One of the best power metal album covers ever? Maybe. Nothing needs to be changed for a power metal album. - Metal_Treasure

Looks just like a power metal album cover - christangrant

5 Destroyer - Kiss

Yes. The only thing that doesn't fit is that it's too colorful. But if you make it in Black & White, it would work better for black metal - Metal_Treasure

Though Kiss is a Glamish Hard Rock Band, Their Looking is Pretty Much Black Metal Before Black Metal.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Black/Traditional Heavy Metal - somekindofaguy

6 Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

This image has always reminded me of a big penis, LOL (I know what's on the cover but...) - Metal_Treasure

Yes, almost the entire album is load of rip-off songs, but we can't deny the album cover is iconic, and could be metal related.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Black Metal - somekindofaguy

7 In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson

A schizoid man in the cover.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Thrash/Death Metal - somekindofaguy

8 News of the World - Queen

Could be progressive metal as well - Metal_Treasure

I don't need to explain this one.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Speed/Thrash Metal - somekindofaguy

9 Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Thrash/Traditional Heavy Metal - somekindofaguy

I would say Progressive metal and you don't have to change anything in this cover (no surprise, the band are progressive rock).
Voivod covers look similar (Nothingface, Dimension Hatröss, The Outer Limits) - Metal_Treasure

10 Weekend Warriors - Ted Nugent

Yes, some Laaz Rockit and Yngwie covers look similar to this. Only Ted Nugent's white pants and some other small details don't fit. - Metal_Treasure

The artists shoots with a guitar shaped gun on the cover. So metal.

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: I think It can be any, but that machine gun guitar reminds me of Speed Metal Songs Mostly. - somekindofaguy

The Contenders

11 2112 - Rush

Most ideal metal subgenre for this album cover: Speed Metal - somekindofaguy

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1. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
3. Demons and Wizards - Uriah Heep
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1. Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf
2. Greatest Hits - Molly Hatchet
3. Pyromania - Def Leppard
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