Worst Iron Maiden Album Cover Art

The Top Ten

1 Dance of Death

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

This is crime!

Not only the worst cover of maiden, is the wost cover than I ever seen in my whole life (and actually is a pretty cool album) I mean... what the hell happened here? at least the x fctor got an alternate cover art who made it better, this album only got this... CGI dancing girls with monsters with bizarre masks maing a parody of eyes wide shut... What the hell happened meanwhile this was created?

2 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

This looks like death metal in my opinion

3 A Matter of Life and Death

I don't think this is that bad an artwork. - jack2244

4 Virtual XI
5 Brave New World
6 No Prayer for the Dying
7 Fear of the Dark

I hate this cover art

8 Iron Maiden
9 Piece of Mind
10 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

The Contenders

11 The Book Of Souls

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

12 The Final Frontier

You see that alien on the front?

It's not even Eddie.

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

13 Powerslave

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

14 Somewhere In Time
15 Killers
16 The Number of the Beast
17 Live After Death
18 Maiden England
19 Live at Donington
20 A Real Live One
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