So many skulls! So much black! So much blood! Let's imagine a world where, instead of trying to look badass, metal albums wanted to look more like...jazz albums.

This collection of fantastic images is the work of Brazilian artist Rafa Melandi, and takes some of the best damn metal albums of all time - Master of Puppets, Reign In Blood, Among The Living, etc - and gives them a coat of paint Freddie Hubbard would be proud of.

If someone could turn the Slayer one into a tshirt that'd be great, thanks.

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And if you need to compare them to the original: