Metal Album Covers Featuring Large Pyramids or Pyramidal Structures
- The pyramid needs to be massive.
- Structures that are roughly pyramid-like in shape are okay, but don't push your luck.
Pyramid Identification Guide:
- 🧱 traditional Egyptian style construction
- 📈 stepped and/or ziggurat-ish
- 👽 futuristic
- 🔥 apocalyptic hellscape
- 👁️ illuminati
- 🦇 gothic or vampiric
- 🚀 the pyramid can fly
- 😑 it has a face
- 🎊 something is busting out of the pyramid
- ⚡ the pyramid is radiating energy
Iron Maiden - Powerslave (Heavy Metal, 1984)
War Master - Pyramid of the Necropolis (Death Metal, 2011)
Praying Mantis - Forever In Time (Heavy Metal / Hard Rock, 1998)
Xibalba - Años en Infierno (Death Metal / Hardcore, 2020)
Xibalba - Diablo, Con Amor.. Adios (Death Metal / Hardcore, 2017)
Xibalba - Tierra Y Libertad (Death Metal / Hardcore, 2015)
Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte (Death Metal/Hardcore, 2012)
Axel Rudi Pell - Black Moon Pyramid (Heavy Metal, 1996)
Pyramid - Pyramid (Progressive Metal, 1999)
Beyond Creation - Algorythm (Progressive Death Metal, 2018)
The Provoked - Society of Shadows (Thrash Metal, 2017)
Aborted Fetus - Pyramids Of Damnation (Brutal Death Metal, 2020)
All Will Know - Deeper Into Time (Melodic Death Metal, 2015)
Amaranthe - Manifest (Symphonic Power Metal, 2020)
In Flames - The Jester Race (Death Metal, 1995)
Razormaze - Annihilatia (Thrash Metal, 2013)
Aquila - Jewel of The Empire's Crown (Metalcore, 2020)
Aurora Borealis - Mansions Of Eternity (Death/Black Metal, 1996)
Aurora Borealis - Relinquish (Death/Black Metal, 2006)
Rivers of Nihil - The Conscious Seed of Light (Progressive Death Metal, 2013)
Aurora Borealis - WorldShapers (Death/Black Metal, 2014)
Beak - Let Time Begin (Post-Metal / Sludge, 2014)
Cemetery - Omnipotent Pyramid Poem (Death Metal, 2014)
Crossfire - See You In Hell (Speed Metal, 1983)
Hypocrisy - Worship (Melodic Death Metal, 2021)
Iron Maiden - Somewhere Back in Time (Heavy Metal, 2008)
Gate to Infinity - Levaturium (Progressive Metal, 2020)
Pervy Perkin - Totem (Progressive Metal, 2016)
Dark Lord (Heavy Metal, 1988)
Preamp Disaster - By The Edges (Atmospheric Post-Doom, xxxx)
Seven Kingdoms - Zenith (Power/Thrash Metal, 2022)
Soulfly - Conquer (Special Edition Cover) (Thrash/Death Metal, 2008)
Tantara - Based On Evil (Thrash Metal, 2012)
The End - Elementary (Technical Metalcore, 2007)
Thomas Thunder - The Pharaoh's Temple (Progressive Metal, 2021)
Tormented Brutality - Chronicles Of Apocalypse (Death Metal, 2020)
Concepts - New Earth (Metalcore, 2018)
It's not clear this is an actual, physical pyramid.
Vasomortus - Instrument Torture of Pyramid (Brutal Death Metal, 2015)
This pyramid is brutal, but it's not massive enough.
Hardline - Heart, Mind and Soul (Heavy Metal / Hard Rock, 2021)
Are these actually pyramids? Is Hardline actually metal?
Rivers of Nihil - Monarchy (Progressive Death Metal, 2015)
This would be a stronger contender if it swept into a single point at the top.
Old Nick - Iam Vampire Castle (Black Metal / Dungeon Synth, 2021)
It's got that triangular silhouette, but this is more castle than pyramid.
High on Fire - Luminiferous (Stoner Metal, 2015)
The more I look at this, the less I can make sense of it.
Pyramid - Validity (Progressive Metal, 2021)
Using the robot arms as a reference, this pyramid is actually pretty small despite its intricate texturing.
Memoriam - Requiem For Mankind (Death Metal, 2019)
This burial chamber has a somewhat pyramidal shape but it feels more general purpose temple than true pyramid.
Thanks for reading. Originally published June 2022.
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