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Show No Mercy

Slayer Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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1. Evil Has No Boundaries
2. The Antichrist
3. Die By The Sword
4. Fight Till Death
5. Metal Storm/Face The Slayer
6. Black Magic
7. Tormentor
8. The Final Command
9. Crionics
10. Show No Mercy

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5.0 out of 5 stars The birth of Slayer Dec 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
I didn't get introduced to Slayer until I had heard "Reign in Blood", "South of Heaven", and "Seasons of the Abyss" some time back, and since then I backtracked through the rest of Slayer's catalog. Admittedly I'm not as fond of Slayer's early recordings on Metal Blade as I am of they're albums on American Recordings, but I found myself pleasently surprised with the furious guitar work and well put together musicianship on they're debut album "Show No Mercy"; and Slayer certainly doesn't here. From the opening tack "Evil Has No Boundaries" on, you are thrown head first into the beginnings of one of the greatest, most controversial, and most well respected bands to ever hit the metal scene. Standout tracks include "The Antichrist", "Die By the Sword", "Metal Storm/Face the Slayer", and the title track, but the real highlight of "Show No Mercy" is the incredibly tight guitar work of Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman. All in all, if you are into true heavy metal or thrash, consider this essential listening.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of Slayer's best Oct. 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
Being a metal fan for years, getting into Metallica, Megadeth, and Iron Maiden at first, it was only natural that I would discover Slayer. I was never big on Slayer's iamge and lyrics, so I steered clear of them for asome time, but I eventually gave them a try. I, like most people getting tinto Slayer, started off with the albums Reign In Blood and Seasons iN The Abyss. i was amazed by their guitar musicianship! These guys were good! After that I decided to give their debut album at ry. I was blown away. Again, I wasn't big on their lyrics, buut the guitar work was awsome! Show No Mercy's guitars aren't quite as thrashy sounding as on latter albums. On this album the guitars sound more crisp and clear. CHeck out the intro to The Antichrist, its absolutly amazing, and the intro Metal STorm to the song Face the Slayer is mind bending. The songs Die By THe Sword and Tormentor almost make me cry with happiness. These guys were great even in their early days. And Tom's voice is superb here! He souns so youthful, and his voice is crisp an dhe can get thosee screams out perfectly! It's a shame that his voice has really given out lately. His voice, especially on Slayer's last three albums, has showed major wear. I have heard all of Slayer's albums and I can easily say that SHow No Mercy is one of their best! Even if your weary of trying Slayer because of their extreme image and lyrical use (as I am even today), give htem a try because their guitar musicianship! I can't stress how good Kerry King and crew are at this! They are definitly one of the best in the metal genre!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hey guys, love that eyeshadow! :-) Jan. 11 2003
Format:Audio CD
Slayer's first album, 'Show No Mercy', is for all intents and purposes the spiritual twin brother of Metallica's 'Kill 'Em All'. It was one of the albums that really introduced the whole concept of "thrash" or "speed" metal, and offered up a few classics that still endure today...great songs like "Black Magic", "Die By the Sword" (remember Tom's cheesy live intro? "They say the pen is mightier than the sword! I say (BLEEP) the pen! 'Cause you can DIE by the sword!!!"), "Evil Has No Boundaries"...you get the picture.
But frankly, this album has another similarity to 'Kill 'Em All'...it's an album that I really never find myself having any desire to put on and listen to. Compared to most of the band's work that followed it (including the terrifyingly brutal "Haunting the Chapel" EP that came out only a couple of months after this), 'Show No Mercy' really hasn't shown it's age well. While it possesses a sort of endearing naive charm, many of the songs seem stiff and reflective of the band's relative inexperience in writing; solos lacking any sort of firey intensity, Dave's drumming at this point being rather unremarkable. The production is a dull thud; totally lacking in any definition or bite. And the Satanic cheese factor is enough to induce constipation (Side "6" and side "66"?! Oh, brother!).
'Show No Mercy' is as important an album as any that exists in metal simply for it's historical value alone, but it doesn't hold a candle to what the band would later accomplish. Still, you need it for your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The One That Started It All Sept. 16 2001
Format:Audio CD
This album, along with Venom's debut "Welcome To Hell" , is what I like to think of as the birth place of all that is extreme metal, be it death, thrash, or black metal. It came out in 1983 and just blew everyone's mind about the possibilities of what metal can be. It may be hard to pick one album from Slayer as their best, but I feel "Show No Mercy" should always be among the top of the list, if not the very top. Most people might say "Reign In Blood" or "South Of Heaven" are better, which both are great albums, I just feel this is the one that hints at all their future directions and helped to start many new styles in the metal underground, and is my personal favorite Slayer album.
It starts out with "Evil Has No Boundaries", its main riff is very fast, yet highly memorable and Tom's high pitched intro is just timeless!! "The Antichrist" has a great intro lead riff and has great playing throughout. This one is still played live today. Dissection did a great cover of this song. "Die By The Sword" is another live staple and is a classic in every sense of the word, with its main galloping riff, and heavy stomp during the chorus. "Fight Till Death" picks up the speed quite a bit, I love when Tom yells "To reign in hell!!" right before the middle leads!! The best song on this album is "Metal Storm / Face The Slayer" which is just a non-stop attack of killer leads and riffs. I sense a heavy influence of classic British metal on this one, the build up is kind of like how Judas Priest does their build up of "Genocide" on the "Unleashed In The East" album, yet with more intensity. The lyrics are among their darkest and best too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great!
this is a note for the people who cant seem to enjoy this, look i also had kinda of a hard time gettin into slayer because i thought the same thing, that all the satan stuff was... Read more
Published on March 7 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars Early Days of Thrash Metal
Slayer's First Album (also note my rating is 4.5 stars not just 4)
Show No Mercy was never really my favorite Slayer Album; Reign In Blood and Seasons In The Abyss took that... Read more
Published on June 25 2004 by randy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Slayer Album
This is Slayer at their Best. Its not so mainstream like Reign In Blood or Seasons. Plus Tom can still hit those high notes. Read more
Published on May 27 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars This is The Dawn Of Slayer
If it was'nt Slayer's best,I would'nt have given it 5 stars.Many people say that Reign in Blood is their best,but thats only because they don't bother hearing an album older than... Read more
Published on May 8 2004 by Metalman Ironsoul
3.0 out of 5 stars Blah...
Satan, satan, satan, kill, kill, kill, blah, blah, blah. This is how I describe this album. Kind of boring. =/ The guitars are good though. That's about it. =/
Published on May 3 2004 by skanorrhea
2.0 out of 5 stars not good debut....
the drum sounds is so thin , cant compare it to metallica or megadeth debut album which are much better
its not really brutal either compare to their later release... Read more
Published on April 26 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, Evil, Merciless Thrash Metal
This is Slayer's first album and it's a classic one indead. This is thrash metal the way is first began. Read more
Published on April 20 2004 by Ronald Placeres
3.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't aged well
I know I'll dissonate to the majority of reviewers here.
Yes, this is one of the 1st documented thrash-metal founding records. Read more
Published on Jan. 13 2004 by Ilya Malafeyev
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrash fan
ooo myy, this album is great their first album and one of their best to, the best songs are antichrist, evil has no boudaries, tormentor,and show no mercy. Read more
Published on Jan. 2 2004 by Tobbe
5.0 out of 5 stars SATANAS LUCIFERIS
This is a pure production straight out of hell that involves a nuclear boob of hatred speed of all emotions knowing by the actual scientists ,an apocalyptic chaos masterpiece of... Read more
Published on Dec 29 2003
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