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Posted on December 14, 2011

Compiled from Kerrang’s own choices and YOUR suggestions, Kerrang! Radio’s Top 25 Album Covers of 2011 have been announced. Scroll down to see which of our Roadrunner artists made the cut and where they came in the poll – we have quite a few high scorers in there, including a number 1!

25. OPETH: ‘Heritage
Designed by long-term collaborator Travis Smith, who counts Devin Townsend, King Diamond, CKY and Avenged Sevenfold amongst his clientele, ‘Heritage’s sleeve is packed with symbolism. We’ll leave you to work out the meanings…

See a large version of ‘
Heritage’’ by clicking here…

9. MACHINE HEAD: ‘Unto The Locust
Along with the scrawled writing, the visually striking part insect/part human thing could be lifted straight from a horror movie.

See a large version of ‘Unto The Locust’ by clicking here…

2. MASTODON: ‘The Hunter
Parting ways with Paul Romano who designed all Mastodon’s previous album covers, the band enlisted the services of wood carver AJ Fosik who created this 3D masterwork. See how it was made by clicking this link.

See a large version of ‘
The Hunter’ by clicking here…

1. TRIVIUM: ‘In Waves

Bleak, surreal and visually arresting, the stark black and white ‘In Waves’ cover is a work of dark beauty. In fact, it’s hard to think of a more powerful sleeve this year.

See a large version of ‘In Waves’ by clicking here…

See the Best Album Covers in high resolution RIGHT HERE.


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