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Show No Mercy

Slayer

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
December 3rd, 1983
Catalog ID:
MBR 1013
Label:
Metal Blade Records
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
25 reviews (avg. 88%)
Side A
1. Evil Has No Boundaries 03:12   Show lyrics
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2. The Antichrist 02:50   Show lyrics
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3. Die by the Sword 03:37   Show lyrics
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4. Fight Till Death 03:40   Show lyrics
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5. Metal Storm / Face the Slayer 04:55   Show lyrics
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Side B
6. Black Magic 04:07   Show lyrics
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7. Tormentor 03:46   Show lyrics
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8. The Final Command 02:33   Show lyrics
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9. Crionics 03:30   Show lyrics
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10. Show No Mercy 03:08   Show lyrics
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Band members
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass
Dave Lombardo Drums
Kerry King Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 5, 6, 8-10)
Jeff Hanneman (R.I.P. 2013) Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-4, 7, 9)
Guest/Session
Gene Hoglan Vocals (backing) (on "Evil Has No Boundaries")
Miscellaneous staff
Eddy Schreyer Remastering
Max Dingel Mastering
Lisa Wickwire Photography
Don Cline Photography
Steve Craig Logo, Pentagram, Cover concept, Design, Photography
Bill Metoyer Mixing, Engineering
Lawrence R. Reed Cover art, Design, Cover concept
Brian Slagel Executive producer
Brian Ames Layout
Tom Araya Vocals, Bass
Dave Lombardo Drums
Kerry King Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 5, 6, 8-10)
Jeff Hanneman (R.I.P. 2013) Guitars, Lyrics (tracks 1-4, 7, 9)
Gene Hoglan Vocals (backing) (on "Evil Has No Boundaries")
Eddy Schreyer Remastering
Max Dingel Mastering
Lisa Wickwire Photography
Don Cline Photography
Steve Craig Logo, Pentagram, Cover concept, Design, Photography
Bill Metoyer Mixing, Engineering
Lawrence R. Reed Cover art, Design, Cover concept
Brian Slagel Executive producer
Brian Ames Layout
Read Face the Slayer's First 100% SweetLeaf95 December 22nd, 2014
Read A good start 70% McTague97 November 23rd, 2014
Read Extreme metal is born! 85% dismember_marcin January 31st, 2014
Read The fetal stages of the... 90% Korgul The Terminator January 20th, 2014
Read Slayer shows no mercy! 90% electricfuneral9719 May 19th, 2013
Read Early 80's blasphemy 98% corcerex February 23rd, 2013
Read No Mercy + Chapel = Best... 82% LordThurisaz February 12th, 2013
Read The birth of evil. 88% wallernotweller December 15th, 2012
Read In my opinion, Slayers... 90% Evil_Carrot November 2nd, 2012
Read Slayer - Show No Mercy 95% Orbitball October 16th, 2012
Read Pure, Face-Melting... 92% Metal_Jaw October 21st, 2011
Read Significantly dated, but... 73% Noktorn August 25th, 2011
Read NWOBHM has no boundaries 88% screamingfordefender April 23rd, 2011
Read This one gets my nolstalgic... 98% Gutterscream April 21st, 2011
Read Just like Thrax, Tallica &... 70% morbert October 22nd, 2009
Read Does Exactly as the Title Says 90% draconiondevil January 30th, 2009
Read Are you fucking kidding me? 99% ozzeh September 28th, 2008
Read Since the Beginning They... 100% CHRISTI_NS_ANITY8 October 13th, 2007
Read A Primitive Slayer 91% aces_high August 15th, 2007
Read Absolutely Brilliant Debut 88% erickg13 March 22nd, 2007
Read Ballad-Free Since '83! 96% DawnoftheShred October 17th, 2006
Read Very influential, very... 91% Wez March 21st, 2004
Read Well, a band's gotta start... 50% raZe August 11th, 2002
Read NWOBHM Slayer??? 89% UltraBoris August 10th, 2002
Read Easily their best work... 99% Vic August 2nd, 2002

Certain re-releases of this album include the Haunting the Chapel EP, as well as the song "Aggressive Perfector", which was on Metal Massacre 3.

Another re-release just includes the song "Chemical Warfare" (06:02) at #11.

One Roadrunner version (released in 1985) has "Aggressive Perfector" as bonus track, between "Metal Storm" and "Black Magic".

"Metal Classics" version includes extra tracks: "Aggressive Perfector" and "Chemical Warfare".

A specially remixed version of "Die by the Sword" exists on the 1984 Total Destruction compilation on Metal Blade Records.

Recording information:

Recorded & mixed in November 1983 at Track Record Studios and released a month later.
The album took only eight hours to record (from 11 pm to 7 am), so as to cut down studio costs, which explains the poor production quality.
Mastered at MCA Whitney Recording Studios & The Town House Studios.

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