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 2:58 103,648
2 The Antichrist-live 2:48 2,252
3 Die By The Sword 3:58 116,802
4 Fight Till Death 3:36 72,168
5 Metal Storm/ Face the Slayer 4:52 2,833
6 Black Magic 4:02 131,705
7 Tormentor 3:35 80,745
8 The Final Command 2:38 58,798
9 Crionics 3:29 76,874
10 Show No Mercy 3:02 89,993

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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  • Matheus_f

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

    1 Jul 7:56pm 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 4:25am Reply
  • OliverUFT

    Best album and cover!

    11 May 3:47pm Reply
  • OliverUFT

    My favorite album ever!

    30 Apr 4:04am Reply
  • Richard_Speck

    Best album for all times!!!

    30 Mar 9:28am Reply
  • tyrant666

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

    8 Mar 5:10pm Reply
  • brausd

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

    2 Mar 10:24pm Reply
  • alex011997

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

    18 Feb 5:44pm Reply
  • Jeesse


    15 Feb 6:46am Reply

    Thrash metal perfected. The first three tracks are the greatest 3 hit combos.

    14 Feb 5:55am Reply
  • Sewer007

    Best Slayer album in my opinion

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • heavy-metal80

    Happy 30th anniversary \m/

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Nochek


    4 Nov 2013 Reply
  • H-channie

    NWOBHM Slayer!

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Kertalaaki

    All of them first five albums are golden, but this remains the best. (Atleast for me)

    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • BanconIsGood

    metal storm/face the slayer chuta bundas

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • BanconIsGood

    the best

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • DThreatening

    I forgive those who disagreed, but for me this album follows the line of the beginning of Black Metal, with bands such as Venom, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate, Sodom, Destruction and derivatives ...

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    Best Slayer album! [2]

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Ann_Mustaine

    Best Slayer album! Epic \m/

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
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