Top 10 Music Albums Featuring Silhouettes on the Cover


The Top Ten

1 Alice in Hell - Annihilator

I mean the "little silhouetto" at the door and not the girl. Music-wise, the album is a metal masterpiece.
You can zoom all images by clicking on them. - Metal_Treasure

2 At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
3 Stranger In Us All - Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore' silhouette is featured on the cover - Metal_Treasure

4 The Great Cold Distance - Katatonia

I think this counts. Fantastic album too, not a single song I'd throw away. - IronSabbathPriest

5 Kill 'em All - Metallica
6 Feel the Fire - Overkill
7 Masters of Chant Chapter VI - Gregorian
8 The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks 1964 - 1971
9 Violet - The Birthday Massacre
10 One-X - Three Days Grace

The Contenders

11 Live - Blind Guardian

The woman at the end of the street. Amazing cover and album but I didn't put it higher because it's a live album. - Metal_Treasure

12 The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists

There are several editions with different cover artworks, the copy I own has a lion's (Simba's? ) silhouette in front of the rising sun. - Martin_Canine

13 Discouraged Ones - Katatonia

A fair few Katatonia albums have silhouettes on their covers, I've just realised.

Would Tonight's Decision count? - IronSabbathPriest

14 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
15 Return to Pride Rock - Various Artists
16 Walking With Strangers - The Birthday Massacre
17 Hide and Seek - The Birthday Massacre
18 Electro Ghetto - Bushido
19 Imperator - Kollegah

It looks brighter on here. On the CD you can barely see his face. - Martin_Canine

20 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park
21 The Unforgiving - Within Temptation
22 Superstition - The Birthday Massacre

This band obviously like covers with silhouettes and violet /purple/ lilac colors - Metal_Treasure

23 Korn - Korn

"The silhouette is literally about a slasher

24 Tonight's Decision - Katatonia
25 Made in Heaven - Queen

It's Freddie's silhouette - Metal_Treasure

26 10,000 Days - Tool
27 Unquestionable Presence - Atheist
28 Obscura - Gorguts
29 Mirror of Souls - Theocracy
30 Damnation - Opeth

It's like a semi-silhouette - Metal_Treasure

31 Imagica - The Birthday Massacre
32 Left in the Dark - Tarja
33 Rumble in the Jungle - Ali Bumaye
34 Significant Other - Limp Bizkit
35 Sleepless - Breathe Carolina
36 Pokémon 2000: The Power of One - Various Artists
37 The End of the World Party - I See Stars
38 Vertigo - Groove Armada
39 The Remixes - Groove Armada
40 Wishmaster - Nightwish
41 Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild One's - Black Veil Brides
42 Kiss - L'arc~en~ciel
43 7 Live - Bushido
44 Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer
45 Deutschland, Gib Mir Ein Mic! - Bushido

If the cover of this German hip hop live album looks oddly familiar to you despite not coming from any German speaking country... American rapper MIMS illegally used this very silhouette as the "I" of his logo for some time. I wonder how exactly he stumbled upon this album cover artwork and what thought process lead to the conclusion "Yes! I am gonna use this German rapper's silhouette in my logo. I don't care of he'll sue me because he's a multi-millionaire and I am just a newcomer - this will be in my logo! " - Martin_Canine

46 Wortgewandt - Caput
47 Absolution - Muse
48 We Can’t Dance - Genesis
49 Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
50 More - Pink Floyd
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Top Remixes

1. Alice in Hell - Annihilator
2. At the Edge of Time - Blind Guardian
3. Kill 'em All - Metallica
1. The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Various Artists
2. Return to Pride Rock - Various Artists
3. Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park


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