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No. 11: Slayer, ‘Show No Mercy’ – Best Debut Metal Albums

Slayer, 'Show No Mercy'
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SLAAAYYYYYEEEERRRRRRRR!!! Damn, this album is raw. The divine thrash act has written some of the greatest tracks in metal history, but it all started with ‘Show No Mercy’ in 1983.

Guitarists Jeff Hanneman and Kerry King had a tremendous amount to prove for their first studio album, and they succeeded exponentially by creating a unique style. Massive riffs mixed in with frantic soloing in tracks like ‘Black Magic,’ ‘Die by the Sword’ and ‘Fight Till Death’ brought in a legion of fans to Slayer’s doorstep, and ‘Show No Mercy’ remains a phenomenal album to this day.

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