Complex Presents: The 50 Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers

Often overlooked as a true artform in many senses, the album cover can go either one or two ways. The design and image can be immaculately put together with all things taken into consideration, but none of that will really matter to the casual music observer, or people will take into account that the casual music observer won’t really take it into account and the album cover will come out absolutely horrible.

Luckily, Complex recently asked Steven Vogel to put together his list of the 50 Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers, giving the art form some much needed respect and credit.