Top 10 Non-Gory Death Metal Album Covers

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Gory - involving or showing violence and bloodshed.
I don't deny many death metal album covers are gory. But many aren't.

Old school death metal bands formed in the 80s were more inclined to use gory album covers. In the 90s there was a shift in the paradigm of death metal, and the newer metal bands formed after 2000 show much less willingness to use gory album covers for the sake of it, just for the shock value.

Depiction of death is very common in death metal but it isn't always surrounded by violence and bloodshed.

The Top Ten

1 Omnivium - Obscura

Technical and progressive death metal - Metal_Treasure

2 Earthborn Evolution - Beyond Creation

Technical and progressive death metal - Metal_Treasure

3 Heartwork - Carcass

Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

4 Follow the Reaper - Children of Bodom

Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

5 Blackwater Park - Opeth

Progressive death metal - Metal_Treasure

6 Leprosy - Death

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7 Twilight of the Thunder God - Amon Amarth

Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

8 Obscura - Gorguts

Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

9 The Arrival - Hypocrisy

Melodic death metal - Metal_Treasure

10 Labyrinth - Fleshgod Apocalypse

Technical death metal - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Spiritual Healing - Death

This cover kinda makes me laugh. - JCHOW

12 Spiritual Migration - Persefone
13 What Should Not Be Unearthed - Nile
14 Those Whom the Gods Detest - Nile
15 Cosmogenesis - Obscura
16 Necropolis - Vader
17 Once Was Not - Cryptopsy
18 Altars of Madness - Morbid Angel
19 The Aura - Beyond Creation
20 Agony - Fleshgod Apocalypse
21 Obituary - Obituary
22 Diluvium - Obscura
23 Citadel - Ne Obliviscaris
24 Portal of I - Ne Obliviscaris
25 Hatebreeder - Children of Bodom
26 Aathma - Persefone
27 Ghost Reveries - Opeth
28 Akroasis - Obscura
29 Considered Dead - Gorguts
30 Colored Sands - Gorguts
31 Evangelion - Behemoth
32 Frozen in Time - Obituary
33 Xecutioner's Return - Obituary
34 The End Complete - Obituary
35 World Demise - Obituary
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