Top Ten Goriest Metal Album CoversThatStrangeKid42 As I am making this list, I start to wonder if the Top Tens staff who reviews this list will censor these covers if the list is published. I for one, am hoping not. It would be a great way to display just how gruesome the artwork is, and would be convenient to display here so you can judge for yourself and vote! However, if this artwork gets censored (if any is displayed at all), I can assure you a simple Google Images search will reveal to you the most disgusting creations from deep inside the minds of a death metal band. I will also include a description with each item.
And a quick note - if you plan on adding to this list, try not to overflow it with those underground goregrind albums. Those are just mostly silly.
The Top Ten
It was hard to not put this at number one. Mayhem's original vocalist "Dead" committed suicide via shotgun through the mouth. His brain was "literally found laying in his lap." The remaining band members took a picture of their dead vocalist's gruesome corpse, and used it for the cover of this live album. Cannibal Corpse may have graphic drawings - but this is a real picture of a real suicide. - ThatStrangeKid42
This should be #1. All the other ones are depictions of violence, this is a picture of real guy who slit his wrists, slit his throat! And shot himself in the face with a shotgun - ryanrimmel
The album cover had the band's dead vocalist (ironically named dead) on the cover after his suicide. It's gory and the photo is real, unlike cannibal corpse's drawings - SirSkeletorThe3rd
The hardest thing about it is the story behind it. - Caleb9000V 1 Comment
Two zombie butchers performing a nasty abortion on a mutilated woman's corpse, and dead infants are hung from the ceiling behind them. - ThatStrangeKid42
Why isn't this 1? This one makes me wanna puke - BlueFrostOfThunderClan
I think cannibal corpse owns this list! - Toucan
Cadaveric oral sex in a bloody tomb, with the atmospheric skulls and candles. Look closely, and you'll see some sort of severed human organ impaled with a dagger. - ThatStrangeKid42
Looks like someone's making an interesting dinner in this kitchen... - ThatStrangeKid42
This looks very real. A bloody, mutilated corpse of a young blonde woman lays in a pool of her own blood. It also seems her chest has been ripped open, Ridley Scott-style. - ThatStrangeKid42
Despite the name "Human Jerky", this is a cow's severed head, laid very carefully on a mess of bloody flesh. - ThatStrangeKid42
A cow defecates the remains of a human. The figure of the man's face is seen in the waste. - ThatStrangeKid42
When I first saw this cover, I thought it was a more gorier version of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother.
First time I saw this, it's fine, but when I look closely at the waste... - BlueFrostOfThunderClan
This should be #2. These are real dead bodies from a medical dictionary compiled into one album cover. This is how goregrind got its name - ryanrimmelV 2 Comments
A nude woman gives birth to two baby demons - one crawls out through her crotch, the other bursting out of her abdomen. Blood splatters everywhere. The demonic doctors standing by don't seem to be doing much to lessen her pain. - ThatStrangeKid42
Normally, we don't think of metalcore as violent, especially BMTH. But the cover for their sophomore release features a young girl in a black dress holding a pile of intestines. Her hands and forearms are practically painted with blood. The only setback was the remix version - the red was changed to green, making it a lot more comical. - ThatStrangeKid42
Looks like every Cannibal Corpse album cover is here - BlueFrostOfThunderClan
They count because they're half death metal.
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2. Cannibal Corpse - Tomb Of The Mutilated
3. Exhumed - Gore Metal