Worst Iron Maiden Album Cover Art

The Top Ten

1 Dance of Death

This isn't only Maidens worst album cover but worst metal album cover possibly ever. Just awful. Like someone with windows 95 copied and pasted a bunch of pixel people having a creepy orgy. Just god awful.

This is... Come on what HAPPENED TO EDDIE THE KILLER THE WELL KNOWN EDDIE, becomes some dance party grim reaper! Seriously maiden?

It's funny how the title track contains the lyrics "lifeless figures". Perfect description of the cover. - Alkadikce

The album is really good, but the cover art is absolutely horrific? WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

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2 The Book Of Souls

A culturally appropriated Ancient Mayan Eddie that looks more like a starving person from Africa? No thanks.

3 Live After Death
4 The X Factor

Utterly atrocious. This was during the post-Derek Riggs album covers sessions, and boy does it show. While there have been good covers besides Riggs, this cover is utter crap. Dated CGI combined with a horribly designed Eddie (what is up with that facial expression? ) make for the worst Maiden cover in history. The alternate cover is a lot better, and manages to express more with its minimalistic design than this utter monstrosity does. While the alternate cover was used in order to give retailers a less graphic cover to sell, it wouldn't shock me that these retailers weren't concerned with taste, but more with how crap this cover was, and released that the other had a higher chance of selling units. Despite this, I still quite like the album, and champion it as Maiden's most underrated. Shame about the cover though. - Mrveteran

Is That Supposed to be Eddie? - Himalayansalt

This looks like death metal in my opinion

5 Virtual XI

This Eddie juz looks grousque

6 A Matter of Life and Death
7 No Prayer for the Dying
8 Brave New World

What's the problem with this one? - Alkadikce

9 Fear of the Dark

I hate this cover art

10 Iron Maiden

The Contenders

11 Piece of Mind
12 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
13 The Final Frontier

Eddie, heard of him? - Himalayansalt

You see that alien on the front?

It's not even Eddie.

That makes this easily the worst album cover of them all.

14 Somewhere Back In Time
15 Powerslave

This doesn't a real undead Eddie but its still nice

16 Somewhere In Time
17 Killers
18 The Number of the Beast
19 Maiden England
20 Live at Donington
21 A Real Live One
22 A Real Dead One
23 A Real Live Dead One
24 Rock In Rio
25 Death On the Road
26 En Vivo!
27 Flight 666
28 The Essential Iron Maiden
29 Best of the Beast
30 Ed Hunter
31 Best of the 'B' Sides
32 Edward the Great
33 From Fear to Eternity
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