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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… read more



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  • Avatar for OliverUFT
    By far their best album [4]
  • Avatar for bantha_fodder_
    @metal-thrashing: it's because scrobbles are split up by people using slightly different id3 tags [e.g. spaces next to the slash vs. no spaces, etc.].
  • Avatar for Chrilu
    Pure magic... I didn't know that Gene Hoglan provided backing vocals on this, pretty funny.
  • Avatar for metal-thrashing
    I don't get why Metal Storm has such poor popularity rating?!
  • Avatar for MisterJunior
    Love this one. Thrash at its best.
  • Avatar for AliEET
    By far their best album [3] Tom's vocals are best in it
  • Avatar for MegaDave89
    Brilliant album.
  • Avatar for tyrant666
    Still the best!
  • Avatar for Disvisonpunk86
    My first favourite slayer record \m/
  • Avatar for Vastur666
    I prefer this one to Reign In Blood

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