ever blow yr load int a shoe... then like 20 mins later yr all like oh man i need to go somewhere? so like you look through all yr shoes but the only ones that match what yr wearing are the ones you did the bad thing into soooo you put em on. the glob isnt there anymore but yeah you know man.. you know. ever do that? this slayer album is my faves
Slayer Maiden. Slayer Priest. Uhh... One of those albums I kinda go through phases with: the youthful energy is endearing, but the sameyness of the material can wear you down. Despite being the "least thrash" Slayer album, in many ways it influenced death metal more than later material with its grimy murky atmosphere and hilariously raw vocals.
In my opinion Show No Mercy always was extreme underrated by some pseudo metal critics with comments like " Show No Mercy proved to be only a small step toward Slayer's domination of the extreme metal scene, basically amounting to a cleaned-up version of black metal stalwarts Venom". Jesus...Show No Mercy is an extreme influential and essential thrash metal record. Recorded in 1983, only a few months after Kill Em All, this album was (with Metallica's Kill Em All and Exodus live performances) the template for thousands of extreme metal bands worldwide. Songs like Evil Has No Boundaries, The Antichrist, Die by the Sword, Crionics, Show No Mercy and specially Black Magic are definitely thrash anthems. Show No Mercy was the heaviest album ever made at the time and still is one of my all time favourites. An absolute classic.
The production is raw but worse than Metallica's and Megadeth's debuts put together. Otherwise a solid thrash album and debut. While not really anything special, it paved the way for the band to grow and develop into the heaviest of the 'Big Four', and the only one to remain true to their aggressive thrash sound.