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Metallica — Kill 'Em All
Look closely to the pool of blood on Metallica's Kill 'Em All. See anything? No? Well, the puddle's shaped like the head of a baby. Depraved? You bet.
Velvet Underground — White Light / White Heat
Metallica's Black Album stole a trick first patented by the Velvet Underground. Look closely at this image, and you'll see a skull, which was tattooed on Andy Warhol collaborator Joe Spencer's arm.
Warrant — Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich
Turn this album cover upside down, and you'll find the image of a bird beside this man's eye and a naked woman in his ear. We'll let you interpret those images on your own.
Supertramp — Breakfast in America
Look closely at this image, and you'll see that the orange juice-delivering waitress is meant to resemble the Statue of Liberty, with cereal boxes and coffee cups assembled to recreate the New York skyline. Pretty badass, no?
Whitesnake — Come An' Get It
See the hidden image here? No, it's not the apple. Look directly into the snake's mouth. Whitesnake, you saucy cads.
Harry Nilsson and John Lennon — Pussy Cats
At the bottom of the album cover, a rug is bookended by two blocks, one with the letter "D," the other with the letter "S." To be, ahem, blunt: It spells "D-rug-S."
Grateful Dead — Aoxomus
Stoners, stare at this long enough, and you'll see that the words "ATE ACID" are spelled out in the band's logo. Trippy.
Opeth — Deliverance
Want to get spooked? Check out the face in the mirror, on the left of this cover. SPOOOOOKY.
Rolling Stones Satan's Majesty
If you look at the flowery foliage on either side of the Rolling Stones, you'll find all of the Beatles' faces. Don't stare too hard now...
The Who — Who's Next
Guys, the Who peed on that concrete slab.
Santana — Santana
Stare closely into the lion's mane, right above its eyes, and you'll see an assortment of very spooky faces.
Kate Bush — Aerial
When Aerial first came out, the cover was meant to look like a mountain range. To the Soundcloud generation, however, it looks like something else completely.
The Beatles — Revolver
Revolver most famously features portraits of the Beatles, but if you stare at George Harrison's hair long enough, you'll find a portrait of artist Klaus Voorman.
Emerson, Lake and Palmer — Brain Salad Surgery
The ever-rascally H.R. Giger hid—what else—a real phallic phallus in this image. You can find it pointed directly at this skull's mouth, on the southern end of this cover.
Blue Oyster Cult Mirrors
No, smarty, the hidden image in here isn't the word "Mirrors." No, there's sperm hidden in the clouds.
Black Sabbath — Mob Rules
Stare closely at the blood stain in the centre of this cover. It's meant to be a devil-stained Shroud of Turin.
Black Lips — 200 Million Thousand
If you can't see the hidden image in this Black Lips album cover, try tilting your screen.
Corporate and sports logos are known to have plenty of hidden images: Famously, the Fed Ex logo is centred around a white arrow. The old Hartford Whalers logo was a jumble of an H, a W, and a whale tail—a perfect amalgam of everything the team represented. The Goodwill logo turns a lowercase G into a smiling face. Indeed, there’s plenty of hidden messages in art—and that includes record covers. We’ve compiled 17 album covers with hidden imagery—try your best to figure ’em out. [H/T Mental Floss, GigWise]