You just can't top Sounds to make you Shiver! (1974) as the greatest horror themed record of all time. From a child's perspective, it's got it all - especially for children of the 70's, who were completely monster crazy. Could you possiblly portray the joy of Halloween and with more enthusiasm than this? Sure, it's busy, but so were the Tales from the Crypt comic covers - kids like busy. I mean, this is not a minimalist Bauhaus or Velvet Underground album - this is a kid's Halloween fantasy brought to life!
Sounds to make you Shiver! is certainly the best there is of this type of record. But let's take a look at some more horror themed album covers, each great in their own way.. If you have some personal favorites not included, please comment!
Note: Last October, I wrote a post on the creepiest album covers of all time. Records like Black Sabbath's debut and all those disturbing clown and ventriloquist covers were in that list. The following is not a gallery of the scariest covers - it's simply a selection of album covers with a horror theme that I happen to really like. As you probably know, I'm a huge fan of album art, and it's October... so, what better gallery to post? Let's get it started. (click on images to enlarge)
Branded in the 80's, somehow has the image with the text removed.