1. Motörhead Motörhead (1977)

Their first ever full length album, this 1977 release isn’t the greatest ever Motörhead release, but it is the first time the infamous Snaggletooth made it’s appearance. Joe Petagno is the artist behind it, and for this specific album he worked with designer Phil Smee who turned it into a negative and did the lettering to complete the logo.

In all seriousness, this is best damn cover art ever produced in heavy metal. The fact that Motörhead used this for every single album ( except two ) says it all, and it has become an institution in itself. It stands for everything Lemmy and his merry band of bastards are — heavier than any of us can ever aspire to be. All hail Lemmy.