Worst. Album. Covers. Ever


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Strange, cringeworthy, and WTF album covers. Share your favorites
A collection of the worst (best) metal covers of all time
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I’m betting on some crossover potential. Awful song thread


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I knew Manowar would have to be on there, but I was expecting this.


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I dunno, I thought some of them were rad.


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Um, ok.


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I think 60’s Jeebus vocal groups should be automatically disqualified from competition for I don’t know what reason but just because.


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Some of these are totally rad, and some are stone-cold classics. That Scorpions “bubblegum breast” cover often makes best-ever lists, so rankings like this get a little weird.

Often a ‘bad’ album cover makes complete sense once you know its backstory. That Orion cover often makes “worst-ever” lists, but it’s a perfect cover for him, since he was marketed as the literal back-from-the-dead Elvis, performing in a rhinestone mask.


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I think it is because pointing out their shockingly awful album covers feels somehow cruel. But fun. So we feel guilty (a bit).


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Liebe Mutter is one of my favorite albums of all time, Heino gets kein Respekt. Then again, I also think Millie Jackson’s Back to the Shit is a classic album, so what the hell do I know?


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Battleaxe are, as I recall local boys from Sunderland. They had a shonky double-decker in murdered out black with the band logo on it and everything. Like a sub-par Saxon, if you can imagine.
ETA: Fuck me sideways, they’re still going:


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I knew this would be on there.


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Is that the front or back cover?


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A friend of mine bought this one in a used music store because it was only a dollar. We listened to it all the way to a gaming convention in Evansville. It’s still a pretty awful cover.


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What no Pen and Pixel?

Can’t post image due to new user but Big Bear Doin Thangs.


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The religious ones are kinda obvious. And there’s a bunch of them in there that I really love in an unironic way.

But some, like the “Songs for Gay Dogs” cover, okay. You win.


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