NSFW - 30 ill-advised album covers

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NSFW - 30 ill-advised album covers

So here it is - the artwork for Kanye West's forthcoming album, 'My Dark Twisted Fantasy'. He reckons it's been "banned" in the US. Is it offensive, though, or just really, really bad? Here are a few more ill-advised album covers for your delectation...

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NSFW - 30 ill-advised album covers

Goblin Cock, 'Bagged And Boarded'. They're a doom metal band from San Diego. We think the name might be a subtle play on words.

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NSFW - 30 ill-advised album covers

Black Sabbath, 'Born Again'. Satan's baby snap, perhaps?

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Guns N' Roses, 'Appetitie For Destruction'. The original version, portraying a brutal alien cyber-rape. Wonder why it was shelved..?

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The Beatles, 'Yesterday and Today'. God knows what convinced them this would be a suitable image for their 1966, US-only album. Unsurprisingly, it was pulled from sale and replaced with a less offensive picture.

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Lividity, 'Used. Abused. And Left For Dead'. What is it with metal bands and naked decapitated women?

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Torture Killer, 'For Maggots To Devour'. Never heard of them? Their website describes them as BRUTAL FINNISH DEATH METAL. But we're sure they're lovely people.

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David Karsten Daniels, 'Sharp Teeth'. Amazingly, David Karsten Daniels is not a death metal berserker. He's a jazz-tinged singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon. He's not bad, actually.

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God Among Insects, 'Zombienomicon'. Gives new meaning to the term 'baby food'.

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2 Minuta Dreka', 'Lets Start A Porn In The Name Of Gore'. This Italian band describe themselves as 'porn-grind'. A bit like an R Kelly video, then.

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Deicide, 'The Stench Of Redemption'. A suprisingly restrained cover image, from a band whose frontman Glen Benton branded an inverted crucifix on his own forehead.

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Destruction, 'Release From Agony'. Worst. Alien. Ever.

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The Dwarves, 'Blood Guts And Pussy'. Featuring such introspective ballads as 'Let's Fuck' and 'Fuck You Up And Get High'.

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Buffalo, 'Only Want You For Your Body'. Spinal Tap's 'Smell The Glove' had nothing on these Australian hard-rockers.

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Tripping Daisy, 'I Am An Elastic Firecracker'. Tripping Daisy were actually pretty good – frontman Tim DeLaughter went on to form The Polyphonic Spree. Sadly, their psychedelic imagery took on a sinister edge after guitarist Wes Berggren was found dead in 1999, having ingested an enormous cocktail of drugs.

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Aphex Twin, 'Come To Daddy EP'. Phwoaar!

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Torso Fuck, 'Erotic Diarrhea Fantasy'. Bit of a niche fetish, perhaps. Still, each to his own.

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Cannibal Corpse, 'Butchered At Birth'. Banned in Germany, these US death-metallers specialise in sickening imagery. Sample song titles include 'Meat Hook Sodomy' and 'I Cum Blood'.

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Brutal Truth, 'Sounds Of The Animal Kingdom'. You know what's scrarier than turning into a werewolf? Turning into a were-gorilla, that's what.

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Cradle Of Filth, 'The Principle Of Evil Made Flesh'. Pretty offensive – but then you'd expect nothing less from the band whose T-shirts bore the legend "Jesus is a c***".

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Pungent Stench, 'Been Caught Buttering'. They're not real skulls – it's just a model of an old man's skull chopped in half. So that's alright then.

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Exhumed, 'Gore Metal'. Even in the days before Photoshop, this probably still looked rubbish.

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Kreator, 'Live Kreation'. Things always sound heavier when you spell them with a K – a lesson nu-metal later took to heart (Korn, Linkin Park etc).

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Helloween, 'Walls Of Jericho'. The German power-metal band became progressively less serious from this point. In 1991, six years on from this debut effort, they were penning songs called things such as 'Heavy Metal Hamsters' and 'Shit And Lobster'.

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Malevolent Creation, 'Manifestation'. Not sure what is depicted here, but it's bound to be unpleasant.

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Dismember, 'Indecent And Obscene'. Does what it says on the tin.

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Cannibal Corpse, 'Gore Obsession'. Yep, those jokers again.

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Testament, 'Return To The Apocalyptic City'. That's no way to talk about Hull.

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Sodom, 'Get What You Deserve' . Rik Waller's nights out often ended in ignominy.

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Most Precious Blood, 'Merciless'. These NYC hardcore types have been going since 2001. Perhaps it's time they grew up and stopped trying to shock mummy and daddy.

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