The 25 creepiest metal album covers

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12. Marilyn Manson Portrait Of An American Family (1994) Marilyn Manson has spent years trying to convince us he's the anti-Christ, but we have never been as creeped out by him as in the early days. The living room here sets the mood for the twisted tales ahead.

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11. Exodus Bonded By Blood (1985) One of the landmark albums in thrash metal, Bonded By Blood has an appropriately horrifying cover. The legend of the evil twin is a staple in storytelling, but it's more amplified when the evil twin is conjoined to the good twin, and the only escape is a risky separation that could kill both of them.

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10. Ozzy Osbourne Bark At The Moon (1983) Contrary to popular belief, you do not turn into a vampire if you bite the head off a bat. Thankfully for Ozzy Osbourne, he survived his brief werewolf spell to become one of America's most treasured reality-television icons. We liked him better as a werewolf.

9. Dimmu Borgir In Sorte Diaboli (2007) You may think you've made a wrong turn when you walk into a room and you find a bunch of people worshipping at the altar of a Satanic goat demoness. But for these Norwegian metal lords, it's just business as usual.

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