Metal Album Covers Featuring Large Pyramids or Pyramidal Structures

The rules:

  1. The pyramid needs to be massive.
  2. 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)

📈

Honorable Mentions

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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