Welcome to the CD cover collection. Heavy metal and its visualization on cover artworks takes the listener as well as the recipient on a journey to ancient mythic places or nightmarish sides of the modern world. There are illustrations of explicit violence or imagery full of dark symbolism, giving a face to the music, which is sometimes bluntly aggressive, sometimes dramatic and melancholic. Metal hasn‘t only been a music genre, but a lifestyle ever since. Protest, underground and distinction. One can rarely find a more fruitful symbiosis of music and its visualization than in this most extreme form of rock.