Top 10 Metal Album Covers of the 21st Century

Metal music and lyrics have changed over time.
Have album covers and their aesthetics changed?
What new trends have you noticed?

The Top Ten

Omnivium - Obscura Omnivium - Obscura Product Image

I love this cover as well as the music on the album - Metal_Treasure

Octavarium - Dream Theater Octavarium - Dream Theater Product Image
Memories of a Time to Come - Blind Guardian Memories of a Time to Come - Blind Guardian Product Image
Live - Blind Guardian Live - Blind Guardian Product Image

This is a real painting with incredible details - the only reason I didn't put it at #1 is that this is a live album. - Metal_Treasure

Spirit - Eluveitie Spirit - Eluveitie Product Image

Every time I see this cover I can't get it out of my head for hours or even days. - Metal_Treasure

Annihilator - Annihilator Annihilator - Annihilator Product Image
Master of the Moon - Dio Master of the Moon - Dio Product Image
Wintersun - Wintersun Wintersun - Wintersun Product Image
Dystopia - Megadeth Dystopia - Megadeth Product Image
Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest Product Image

The Contenders

Evangelion - Behemoth Evangelion - Behemoth Product Image
Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards Product Image
Obzen - Meshuggah Obzen - Meshuggah Product Image
A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden Product Image
Leading Vision - Gorod Leading Vision - Gorod Product Image
Two Paths - Ensiferum Two Paths - Ensiferum Product Image
Unholy Cult - Immolation Unholy Cult - Immolation Product Image
Crack the Skye - Mastodon Crack the Skye - Mastodon Product Image
The Scarecrow - Avantasia The Scarecrow - Avantasia Product Image
Once - Nightwish Once - Nightwish Product Image
Paradise Lost - Symphony X Paradise Lost - Symphony X Product Image
Seven Seals - Primal Fear Seven Seals - Primal Fear Product Image
At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian Product Image
Metal - Annihilator Metal - Annihilator Product Image
Hammer of the North - Grand Magus Hammer of the North - Grand Magus Product Image
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