Show No Mercy

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All Music Guide - Jeremy Ulrey
Released at the forefront of the early-'80s thrash movement, Show No Mercy proved to be only a small step toward Slayer's domination of the extreme metal scene, basically amounting to a cleaned-up version of black metal stalwarts Venom. Everything about this album, from the production to the musicianship, is amateurish compared to later releases, but in the same way Metallica was on their own debut, Kill 'Em All. Despite the band's shortcomings, a number of future classics are present on this album, including concert favorites "The Antichrist," "Die by the Sword," and "Black Magic." Show No Mercy remains a solid, if inessential, part of the Slayer legacy. [The 1987 reissue...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jeremy Ulrey
Released at the forefront of the early-'80s thrash movement, Show No Mercy proved to be only a small step toward Slayer's domination of the extreme metal scene, basically amounting to a cleaned-up version of black metal stalwarts Venom. Everything about this album, from the production to the musicianship, is amateurish compared to later releases, but in the same way Metallica was on their own debut, Kill 'Em All. Despite the band's shortcomings, a number of future classics are present on this album, including concert favorites "The Antichrist," "Die by the Sword," and "Black Magic." Show No Mercy remains a solid, if inessential, part of the Slayer legacy. [The 1987 reissue includes three tracks from the Haunting the Chapel EP, though those have since been omitted in favor of both records being independently re-released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/1994
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • UPC: 039841403220
  • Catalog Number: 14032
  • Sales rank: 21,943

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Slayer Primary Artist
Tom Araya Bass, Vocals
Jeff Hanneman Guitar
Kerry King Guitar
Dave Lombardo Drums
Technical Credits
Slayer Producer
Bill Metoyer Engineer
Eddy Schreyer Remastering
Brian Slagle Executive Producer
Steve Craig Special Effects, Artwork, Logo
Brian Slagel Executive Producer
Blake Edwards Road Crew
Rick Sales Management
Kevin Reed Road Crew
Mark Abrahams Live Sound Engineer
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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

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    amazing album by slayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    amazing album by slayer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Slayer's Best Work

    Slayer at their best, man. This album shows no mercy at all. I'd reccomend this to anyone who isn't a strict christian. Better than Reign In Blood. If you're new to Slayer, get this. This album rules.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Show No Mercy for Slayer

    This album has great guitars but it seems the quality of songs is low and recording too. All the tracks are at the same speed. That's a bad thing. This album is from the first track to the last one fast, fast and fast!

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    Posted December 27, 2011

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