89. Judas Priest- Screaming for Vengeance- The eight studio album by these masters of metal was their commercial breakout, and one of their finest works. It's robotic eagle cover is just as iconic as it is.
88. The Black Dahlia Murder- Nocturnal- The third album by one of my favorite death metal is their best, I think. It's cover of a creepy, gothic castle in some dark, seemingly desolate place, may also be their best cover.
87. Doro & Warlock- Rare Diamonds- This compilation album of songs from both Doro and Warlock has a beautiful cover were the metal goddess is surrounded by images from both of her bands. It's both magical and stunning.
86. Body Count- Body Count- The debut album from Ice-T's thrash/ crossover metal band may have caused a ton of controversy (thanks to the infamous "Cop Killer" track, of course), but it should be remembered for being such a truly, pun not intended, KILLER album!! It's reason for being on this list, though, is its' cool and badass cover of a gangbanger with a gun and chain. Tatted on his chest is the words COP KILLER, which when the track was taken off of it in subsequent releases, was changed to simply BODY COUNT. But, as always, I post the uncensored/ original, so fuck those offended.
85. Testament- Practice What You Preach- The third studio album by these thrashers is one of their best work. And, the cover to it, featuring a group of statues that have endured time and are still standing tall, is really beautiful and a distinct opposite to a lot of other thrash metal album covers.
84. Ozzy Osbourne- The Ultimate Sin- The third studio by the Ozz-man has one of my favorite tracks by him (the title one), as well as one of my favorite album covers, of his. The fantasy like image of a rocker hottie in leather pants raising some demon, with Ozzy's face, from a hellish world (that even has a nuclear mushroom cloud in it!) is totally metal!
83. Iced Earth- Horror Show-The sixth studio release from this band is a love letter to classic horror movie monsters. As such their mascot is seen over a creepy castle and grave.
82. Atryeu- The Curse- The second studio from this metalcore act has gorgeous model, Natalia Delano, as vampire. It's a sexy and cool picture, which inspires many a naughty and dark fantasy in me.
81. Warlock- Triumph and Agony- The forth and final studio album by this German metal band has a warlock in the background as as well as the actual picture, holding on to, and seemingly copying a feel on, the gorgeous Doro Pesch, herself. Beautiful and awesome art!