The 25 creepiest metal album covers

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8. Children of Bodom Follow The Reaper (2000) The Grim Reaper has appeared on most of the albums from this Finnish death-metal quintet, but this is their most classic image of Death. Nothing gratuitous or over-the-top; just good old-fashioned Death awaiting the next member of his kingdom.

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7. Doomriders Black Thunder (2005) When someone puts up a fight and tries to run away from Death, sometimes transportation is needed. Death rides his mighty steed and descends upon those who will receive their fate. The cover is a little deceiving though, as the music contained on the album is some mighty fine metallic rock and roll.

6. Cannibal Corpse Butchered At Birth (1991) Future album covers by these Buffalo death-metal pioneers would actually be gorier and more explicit. But we find this album cover scariest, as it addresses the mystery meat in our school lunches all those years ago...What?! That's not our lunch lady?

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5. Toxic Holocaust An Overdose of Death... (2008) With a name like Toxic Holocaust, you know these thrashers don't have much faith in humanity. But apparently they don't have much faith in the animal kingdom either. If the looks in the eyes of these wild dogs are any indication, evil is not solely a human characteristic.

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