Before the digital age, walking around a record store and curiously browsing through potential gems undiscovered, an effective piece of album art would sometimes provide all incentive needed to bust out your wallet. In the metal section, these moments were very common, especially when an album cover sent a shock through your core or vomit up your esophagus.

Bands such as Cannibal Corpse became so well known for their disturbing album art that fans were just as amped up for the cover as they were for the music. In the video above, you'll see 10 of the Scariest Heavy Metal Album Covers of all time. These are not for the weak of heart, so think wisely before pressing play.

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