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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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  • Love this one. Thrash at its best.
  • By far their best album [3] Tom's vocals are best in it
  • Brilliant album.
  • Still the best!
  • My first favourite slayer record \m/
  • I prefer this one to Reign In Blood
  • This one and Hell Awaits used to be my favorite works by Slayer when I started listening to metal, then I got more into their most famous works, but these days I kinda feel more for these albums again. This one is very nice - early thrash metal which had that special, extra heavy/speed metal influence, rather than just pure thrash (a.k.a. South In Heaven).
  • Best album of theirs.
  • By far their best album [2]
  • By far their best album, like many other bands' debut. It contains at last my top 5 Slayer songs.

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