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?

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

This is crime!

Ugh. It’s so gross to look at! - CostcoHotDogs

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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

Is That Supposed to be Eddie? - Himalayansalt

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 The Book Of Souls

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

10 Piece of Mind

The Contenders

11 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
12 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.

13 Somewhere Back In Time
14 Powerslave

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

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