|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|
|8. The Final Command|
|10. Show No Mercy|
Show No Mercy was never really my favorite Slayer Album; Reign In Blood and Seasons In The Abyss took that honor. A while back I put in Show No Mercy and couldin't believe that all these years I discarded this as an ok album. Im tempted to say it is my favorite from Slayer. It is a great Trash Album that helped start the whole thrash movement. Highlights Include; Antichrist, Die By The Sword and Black Magic
But as time flew by, now, 20 years since its release, initial impression has faded away, and in my eyes it's not as interesting as it seemed then. Main reasons for this fact are (1) All band members do not sound very proffessional here yet, and would dramatically improve their performance even the following year, (2) this was just a template for brutal satanic thrash, that would later be developed into full glory in more deserving records, and (3) most of the songs here have countless live versions which are by far better than here in the studio.
Thus, recognizing the importance of this album, I give it only 3 stars. The real Slayer started the next year, with "Haunting the Chapel" EP.