Iron Maiden's covers were almost as important and cool as the band's music. Their mascot Eddie was quite a sight when he first appeared under a street lamp on the debut. By Killers he had changed a little to the monster we would all know and love. After that he tended to be in whatever setting the band's album title implied. For the band's fifth studio album the setting was ancient Egypt and Eddie was the image on a huge pyramid when many worshippers coming to him. The image is one that I look at quite a bit even twenty some years after I first saw it. Iron Maiden covers were probably the standard by which other metal covers were judged in the 1980's. You might look at another band's album cover and say "it's good, but it's no Iron Maiden cover".