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Our 14 Favorite Bloody Album Covers (NSFW)

Tonight DMX is at House of Blues, on a stop on his current "Rebirth" tour, reacquainting himself with his fans after a few years in the wilderness (jail). There is no doubt that he has a following, mostly us guys who appreciate a screaming, burly rap song with dog references and barking. Shit's fun.

Back in late 1998, DMX released Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood, which featured guest spots from Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, The L.O.X., and Marilyn Manson. Other than the Manson collab, the album is probably best-known for "Slippin'," which showed a tender and haunted side to Earl Simmons. The cover, with DMX covered in blood, was an anachronism in a scene that saw those garish No Limit album covers and other sweetly '90s rap motifs.

Of course, it's probably one of our favorite LP covers, with DMX's angry, DMX stare and the blood setting it off.

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Now for our list of favorite bloody album we covers, we ignored all of the animated ones, because after 30 years of metal, hardcore, and thrash, this blog would run 17 pages and you would only make it to Page 3. Instead we picked out covers featuring real people covered in blood.

I Get Wet, Andrew WK, 2002
Filth Pig, Ministry, 1996
If You Want Blood You've Got It, AC/DC, 1978
Remains, Alkaline Trio, 2007
Blood, Sweat & Tears, Ace Hood, 2011
Suicide Season, Bring Me The Horizon, 2008
Brutality and Bloodshed for All, GG Allin & The Murder Junkies, 1993
Blood Visions, Jay Reatard, 2006
Blood Guts & Pussy, The Dwarves, 1990
Flockaveli, Waka Flocka Flame, 2010
Gorespattered Suicide, Avulsed, 2005
Initium, Samhain, 1984
Bloody Vivaldi, The Great Kat, 1998
We Sweat Blood, Danko Jones, 2003

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