Show No Mercy

Metal Blade Records
Release date
11 Jan 1993
Running length
10 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Evil Has No Boundaries 2:58 108,566
2 The Antichrist-live 2:48 2,295
3 Die By The Sword 3:58 121,297
4 Fight Till Death 3:36 75,676
5 Metal Storm/ Face the Slayer 4:52 3,012
6 Black Magic 4:02 137,856
7 Tormentor 3:35 84,613
8 The Final Command 2:38 61,876
9 Crionics 3:29 79,957
10 Show No Mercy 3:02 93,497

About this album

Show No Mercy is the debut album by American thrash metal titans Slayer, released in December 1983 through Metal Blade Records. Brian Slagel signed the band to Metal Blade after watching the band perform the song “Phantom of the Opera” by Iron Maiden. The band was forced to self-finance their debut album, combining the savings of vocalist Tom Araya, who was employed as a respiratory therapist, and money borrowed from guitarist Kerry King’s father.

Touring extensively promoting the album, the band brought close friends and family members along the trip, who helped backstage with lighting and sound. Although criticized for poor production quality, it became Metal Blade Records highest selling release, also producing the songs “Die by the Sword”, “The Antichrist” and “Black Magic”, which are played at Slayer’s live shows regularly.

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  • Athelstane_93

    This album is a classic

    27 May 11:43am Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Best album of theirs.

    17 May 9:04am Reply
  • AncientMariner-

    By far their best album [2]

    24 Apr 5:02pm Reply
  • Balgerda

    By far their best album, like many other bands' debut. It contains at last my top 5 Slayer songs.

    21 Apr 2:33am Reply
  • Doppz

    Pretty much the most bad ass fucking thing on the planet. I want to sit at home and play DOOM on a CRT monitor while listening to this on cassette all day.

    18 Apr 10:54pm Reply
  • mikeinbed

    You can hear the spectre of Venom all over this album.

    5 Mar 12:17am Reply
  • Bubleg

    their only good album

    2 Feb 11:15am Reply
  • OliverUFT

    Best Slayer album

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tyrant666

    This album never gets old!!!

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • ilovemusix

    I love early slayer up to Reign In Blood

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Brockisdead

    Early Slayer is the best Slayer

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Matheus_f

    Um dos melhores álbuns do verdadeiro thrash metal! god save the Slayer!!!

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • Weaponfire

    To be fair, Reign In Blood is their most well-produced and atmospheric album, but I love the unfocused chaos of this album and I liked it overall much, much better than Reign. It's pretty much a riff machine from start to finish. Also that cover is....words fail me. That cover is just really awesome.

    27 Jun 2014 Reply
  • OliverUFT

    Best album and cover!

    11 May 2014 Reply
  • OliverUFT

    My favorite album ever!

    30 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Richard_Speck

    Best album for all times!!!

    30 Mar 2014 Reply
  • tyrant666

    Still by far the best Slayer album!!! \M/

    8 Mar 2014 Reply
  • brausd

    best slayer album by far, so many classics, it never get olds.

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • alex011997

    Feel the noticeable impact of Melissa by Mercyful Fate. ;)

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
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