Most Ridiculous, Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers Revealed

Comedian/actor and "Mr. Show" vet Brian Posehn has made a name for himself tickling your funny bone with his strange sense of humor. But the new album from the "comedian of comedy," titled "Live In: Nerd Rage", also features the stand-up plugging in to thrash with a shredding supergroup. Banking on that experience, StuffMagazine.com asked him to break down the 10 most ridiculous heavy-metal album covers of all time. This is his list:

01. (tie) PANTERA - Metal Magic
PANTERA - Projects in the Jungle
02. EXCITER - Violence and Force
03. YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - Trilogy
04. RIOT - Fire Down Under
05. STRYPER - Soldiers Under Command
06. JACKYL - Jackyl
07. EXODUS - Bonded by Blood
08. MORTIIS - Smell of Rain
09. MANOWAR - Into Glory Ride
10. POISON - Look What the Cat Dragged In

To read Posehn's comments on each of the albums in the above list (and to see the covers themselves), visit StuffMagazine.com.

In related news, the codirectors of the documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" sat in as guest editors for Blender.com to school the readers on the art history of metal. The following were their picks for the the top ten greatest heavy metal album covers of all time:

BLACK SABBATH - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)
KISS - Alive! (1975)
MOTÖRHEAD - Overkill (1979)
IRON MAIDEN - Killers (1981)
JUDAS PRIEST - Screaming for Vengeance (1982)
POISON - Look What the Cat Dragged In (1986)
SLAYER - Reign in Blood (1986)
DIMMU BORGIR - Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999)
TOOL - Lateralus (2001)
MASTODON - Leviathan (2004)

Detailed commentary by the codirectors of the documentary "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" on each of the above LPs (and pictures of the LP covers) can be found at Blender.com.

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