In the age of streaming and Spotify, less and less people are actually going out and buying albums. Gone are the days when hard rockers would spend hours at a time flicking through the records at their local music store, picking out the best of the bunch, taking them home and rocking out.
In those days, if you wanted to sell units, you needed the hardest, most eye-catching, rock-tastic album cover possible. Here, we have gathered ten of our all-time favourite album covers, only from the hardest of rock artists.
Think you know your hard rock? Now's the time to prove it!
Jimmy Kavanagh is an Irish writer and co-founder of Club Valentine Comedy, a Dublin-based comedy collective. You can hear him talk to his favourite comedians about their favourite comics on his podcast, Comics Swapping Comics.