If you want to get in the mood for Halloween, there’s no better way to do it than with some spooky album covers. Whether you’re a fan of rock, metal, or even classical music, there’s a cover out there that will send shivers down your spine.
Some of the most iconic spooky album covers come from the classic rock and metal era. Black Sabbath’s eponymous debut album features a creepy black and white image of a mysterious woman, while Iron Maiden’s “Killers” is adorned with the horror movie-inspired image of a grim reaper.
One subgenre of music that fully embraces the spooky album cover is horror punk. Bands like Misfits and The Cramps are known for their horror-inspired imagery, featuring everything from skeletons and zombies to classic horror movie characters like Dracula and Frankenstein’s monster.
Gothic rock is another genre that’s no stranger to spooky album covers. Bauhaus’ debut album “In the Flat Field” features a haunting image of a gloved hand reaching out towards the viewer, while The Cure’s “Disintegration” is adorned with a surreal and unsettling painting.