LUNA AD NOCTUM: DIMNESS' PROFOUNDLuna Ad Noctum is a little-known symphonic black metal band with a gift for creepy album covers. This is the best one featuring a woman handing her child to a very large ghostly apparition. The music is basically Dimmu Borgir with a little bit of death metal flavoring. Not bad, just not overly memorable. The album art is amazing though.
ASPHYX: LAST ONE ON EARTHAmazing art from an amazing band. I think we have a zombie priest here, but I am not totally sure. The art is extremely creepy though. Asphyx is a band from Holland and features one of my favorite vocalists, Martin Van Drunen, just after leaving Pestilence. The music is dirgy death/doom, one of the early examples of the genre.
LORD BELIAL: ENTER THE MOONLIGHT GATELord Belial is another band well-known for their creepy covers. This one is a little more atmospheric than some of their others, but eerie nonetheless in the feeling of oncoming danger. Lord Belial is a blackened death metal band, for the most part. This particular album is closer to black metal, but they would add more and more death metal influences over time.
ANGELCORPSE: THE INEXORABLEI can't quite tell what's going on here, but we have several swirling demons, or just one with many heads. The title of the album is in reference to demons that cannot be exorcised, so that's the idea I guess. Angelcorpse is a blackened death metal band from Kansas. Lots of evil from Kansas you know, Angelcorpse, Fred Phelps, etc. The music is most similar to groups like Dawn of Azazel and the Australian war metal scene.
DARK FUNERAL: THE SECRETS OF THE BLACK ARTSAnother atmospheric horror cover of several wraiths pushing and pulling a wagon with something godless inside. I used to see this album all the time at Best Buy but for some reason never picked it up. Dark Funeral is a good example of the Swedish black metal scene, a scene derogatively referred to as Norsecore for its constant blast beats and emphasis on speed and thundering riffs rather than atmosphere. A similar band is Marduk.