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

1 Omnivium - Obscura

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

2 Octavarium - Dream Theater
3 Memories of a Time to Come - Blind Guardian
4 Live - Blind Guardian

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

5 Spirit - Eluveitie

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

6 Annihilator - Annihilator
7 Master of the Moon - Dio
8 Wintersun - Wintersun
9 Dystopia - Megadeth
10 Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest

The Contenders

11 Evangelion - Behemoth
12 Demons & Wizards - Demons & Wizards
13 Obzen - Meshuggah
14 A Matter of Life and Death - Iron Maiden
15 Leading Vision - Gorod
16 Two Paths - Ensiferum
17 Unholy Cult - Immolation
18 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
19 The Scarecrow - Avantasia
20 Once - Nightwish
21 Paradise Lost - Symphony X
22 Seven Seals - Primal Fear
23 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
24 Metal - Annihilator
25 Hammer of the North - Grand Magus
26 No World Order! - Gamma Ray
27 Infinite - Stratovarius
28 Follow the Reaper - Children of Bodom
29 From Afar - Ensiferum
30 The Odyssey - Symphony X
31 As the World Bleeds - Theocracy
32 Obituary - Obituary
33 Urn - Ne Obliviscaris

This will come out next month - Oct 27, 2017. - Metal_Treasure

34 The Mystery of Time - Avantasia
35 From Mars to Sirius - Gojira
36 Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica
37 Imaginaerum - Nightwish
38 Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow

This isn't the original cover I submitted and attached to this item. I have no idea why it was changed to this. - Metal_Treasure

39 The Fourth Legacy - Kamelot
40 Train of Thought - Dream Theater
41 Leviathan - Mastodon
42 Remission - Mastodon
43 Epica - Kamelot
44 Indestructible - Disturbed

This is NOT a metal album (I didn't add it). - Metal_Treasure

I love it

45 The Astonishing - Dream Theater
46 Brave New World - Iron Maiden
47 The Final Frontier - Iron Maiden
48 The Book of Souls - Iron Maiden

Eddie looks awesome!

49 Mother Earth - Within Temptation
50 The Unforgiving - Within Temptation
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