The 10 Goriest Album Covers

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One of the best parts about buying a physical album (if you still do that sort of thing) is the album cover art. And if you're a metalhead or crusty punker, the more brutal and bloody it is, the better. After all, metal and punk have never been about bowing down to political correctness or normal standards of decency. In honor of the countless examples of extreme album art that make you look twice, cringe or shake your head in horror and disgust, we now present our picks for the 10 Goriest Album Covers.

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10. Feed Us a Fetus by Dayglo Abortions (1986)
This is the second album by these obnoxious punk rock societal rejects from Canada. Since the early '80s, this band has been shoveling out a thrashy brand of punk that has been freaking out parents and religious leaders for decades. This album, although artistic in nature, depicts late President Ronald Regan and first Lady Nancy Regan together smiling; below them is a roasted, bloody human fetus covered in candy, served on a platter. 

9.Blood Guts and Pussy by the Dwarves (1990)
 This was the third album, released by the Dwarves, and offered aggressive yet catchy, shock rock-infused hardcore. Think Minor Threat, and Fear mixed with the in your face attitude of Motorhead. The Dwarves were lead by singer Blag Dahlia, who was great at conveying angst, abuse lust, sexuality and abandon in the lyrics and songs.  The band was, and still is fast abrasive and this line up matched the band's image and tactics. The album's image of two beautiful naked women, and one midget, all completely splattered in blood was definitely a hit with feminists too, as you can imagine.

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