Show No Mercy
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UK heavyweight 180gm grey vinyl LP pressing of the Thrash Metal band's 1983 debut. 10 tracks.
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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.
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.Read more ›
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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 morePublished on March 7 2006
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
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 morePublished on May 27 2004
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 morePublished on May 8 2004 by Metalman Ironsoul
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
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
This is Slayer's first album and it's a classic one indead. This is thrash metal the way is first began. Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by Ronald Placeres