Slayer ‎– Show No Mercy

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Roadrunner Records ‎– RR 9868
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6
A1 Evil Has No Boundaries
Lyrics By – Hanneman*Music By, Lyrics By – King*
A2 The Antichrist
Music By – King*Music By, Lyrics By – Hanneman*
A3 Die By The Sword
Music By, Lyrics By – Hanneman*
A4 Fight Till Death
Music By, Lyrics By – Hanneman*
A5 Metalstorm / Face The Slayer
Music By – Hanneman*Music By, Lyrics By – King*
A6 Aggressive Perfector
Music By, Lyrics By [Uncredited] – Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King
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B1 Black Magic
Music By – Hanneman*Music By, Lyrics By – King*
B2 Tormentor
Music By, Lyrics By – Hanneman*
B3 The Final Command
Music By – Hanneman*Music By, Lyrics By – King*
B4 Crionics
Music By, Lyrics By – Hanneman*, King*
B5 Show No Mercy
Music By, Lyrics By – King*

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First "Roadrunner Records" Pressing
Recorded and mixed in November 1983.
Mastered at MCA Whitney.
Extra track A6 "Aggressive Perfector" previously released on the 1983 'Metal Massacre III' LP compilation.
(Misspelled on front cover as "Agressive Protector").
Printed lyric inner sleeve included.

Made In Holland.
℗ 1983 Roadrunner Productions B.V. (printed on back cover).
℗ 1984 Roadrunner Productions B.V. (printed on labels).
℗ 1984 Metal Blade Records.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): RR 9868 - A // 53991-1- J
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): RR 9868 - B // 53992-1- J
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

Other Versions (5 of 107) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MBR 1013 Slayer Show No Mercy(LP, Album) Metal Blade Records MBR 1013 US 1983 Sell This Version
PHCR-1107 Slayer Show No Mercy(CD, Album, RE) Mercury, Metal Blade Records PHCR-1107 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
RR 349868 Slayer Show No Mercy(CD, Album, Unofficial) Roadrunner Records (6) RR 349868 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MBR 1013 Slayer Show No Mercy(LP, Album, Sil) Metal Blade Records MBR 1013 US 1983 Sell This Version
TZORRO 7 Slayer Show No Mercy(Cass, Album, RE) Metal Blade Records TZORRO 7 UK 1990 Sell This Version

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makisgroove

makisgroove

January 27, 2013
edited over 4 years ago
Historic & essential album. This album was the cause to start listening thrash/speed metal on 1988, when i listen to them first time.

Anyway, the reason that i m here is that i would like to mark to anyone that this ALBUM, this SLAYER ALBUM is unique, is very different from the others which followed. We all know that (95%) many many debuts from many many bands (especially in thrash / speed / death metal)are 'primitive', raw without specific technical music elements & without good sound engineering (listen debuts from Megadeth, Exodus, Sepultura, Death, even Metallica's 'kill em all' which is a very good debut but it's not 'master of puppets') etc.etc..

Show No Mercy is a different debut. For me this album is much more technical than the right next 3-4 (which i love them), with many turns & alternation in the rhythms on many songs. Also, i can listen clearly many NWOBHM influences in this album (sometimes reminds me the Iron Maiden's self titled & 'killers' album). Also, this is the most melodic album Slayer's album, many guitar riffs (not the one-way riffs as in the Mega Thrash Thing 'reign in blood').

The most important is that is THE ONLY ALBUM THAT I CAN LISTEN MELODIC GUITAR SOLOS. Usually, King & Hanneman, have their own way to take their solos. Here, is the first time i listen nice build-up guitar solos.

Anyway, i have to notice & make this review for this speed metal specific case debut.

For me SLAYER is a band that i will always listen to my life. I love all their albums (except the 2-3 when Bostaph replaced Lombardo, huge drummer Bostaph but Lombardo is for Slayer, as Ringo was for Beatles).