Thursday , 23 March 2017

WTF Heavy Metal Album Covers

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about a heavy metal album cover? I bet it’s skulls, demons, spikes, makeup, a lot of black and silver writing and most definitely, some big hair. If this is what you’re expecting, I’m with you. I’m not a huge metal fan, but I’d definitely expect some angry vocals and heavy guitars inside an album that looks like it was satan’s LSD-fueled fever dream.

You can imagine my surprise when I stumbled across these albums that defied classification and wanted to be their own definition of ‘heavy metal.’ More like heavy WTF. Some of it looks like 80’s Europop, or it was designed by a record producer’s kid and they just slapped it on the angriest album they could find. What’s worse is that while some of these are obscure bands from across the globe, some belong to some legit heavy metal bands like Pantera and Iron Maiden. For shame.

I don’t even know where to begin with these…