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As a metalhead, I love that it’s so entwined with the horror genre. The love for horror and metal go hand-in-hand in so many ways and it warms my heart when I see a band use our genre in interesting and exciting ways. And what place is that unholy marriage more prevalent than in metal album covers?

When I was shot an email about South Florida metal band Forty Winters, the first thing I noticed was that the cover to their new album Rotting Empire was something right out of a horror movie and I wanted, nay…I NEEDED more of that! So I asked if the band would be interested in putting together a list of what they believe to be the 10 most gruesome metal covers and they came through with some fantastic choices!

Guitarist Jeff Stevenson provided the first five selections while vocalist Xavier Vicuna rounds the list off with another five! Head on down to check them out and let us know if you’ve got one more gruesome. Oh, and let’s not post Dawn of the Black Hearts, okay? This isn’t Rotten.com.

Forty Winters’ new album Rotting Empire came out today, so make sure to pick up a copy via iTunes.


Carcass – Reek Of Putrefaction

A masterpiece of gore. The collage style works great here and still looks just as sick today as when it dropped in ‘88.

Reek Of Putrefaction


Pig Destroyer – Prowler In The Yard

The handy work of Paul Booth. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL… THIS IS ART.

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Cannibal Corpse – Eaten Back To Life

Amazing colors going on and the image is bursting with energy.

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Aborted – Retrogore

This one just came out. The first person view adds some depth and sense of terror. Love the comic book style art work as well.

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Impaled – The Dead Shall Remain Dead

Gross dude.

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Cannibal Corpse – Tomb Of The Mutilated

What more can you say about zombies performing oral sex on each other covered in putrid blood? I believe this album cover speaks for itself.

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Slayer – God Hates Us All

This one in particular isn’t gruesome, so-to-speak. It’s more so controversial and makes a bold statement without saying much at all. As a kid, the symbolism of this front cover really fucked me up.

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Marilyn Manson – Holy Wood

A decaying and crucified Marilyn Manson does the trick for me as far as one of the most gruesome album covers.

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Dimmu Borgir – Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

This is not only of my favorite albums of all time, but one of my favorite album covers as well. The front cover is super macabre and the color way is great, very appealing to the eye. The barbwire and blood is a great touch.

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Cattle Decapitation – Humanure

The art is brutal and you can’t go wrong with a cow defecating human flesh. It’s flat out disgusting.

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